Anita Baker to be Honored at BET Awards, Jamie Foxx to Host

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted Sunday by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and...

Shawn Yancy Presents 10th Girl’s Night Out Benefit

By Charise Wallace Special to the AFRO Reporter Shawn Yancy is showcasing her 2018 10th Girl’s Night Out evening of entertainment, fashion and food for a special cause, Saturday, June 23 at American University’s Kaizen...

Temptations Musical Makes D.C. Debut

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s not just your imagination running away with you, so get ready. “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations” hits the John F. Kennedy Center...

Groundbreaking Artists Return to Baltimore Museum of Art

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “1939: Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA,” is a recreation of a historic debut of Black artists from a February exhibition in 1939. “Contemporary Negro Art,” the original exhibit,...

3 Rising Rappers Reppin’ the DMV

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO 2018 has been a year of women taking control of their narratives, of their sexualities and of the rap game. With female heavy hitters like Cardi B, Nicki...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

Pride Parade Returns to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO With an expanded footprint, new parade route and new events, Baltimore Pride 2018 appears poised to repeat and expand on previous successes come kickoff June 15. “Last year,...

Art Exhibit Shows Humanity of Sex Workers

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about sex workers in the District? Is it disgust or do you see them as people...

Sew N Know Holds 11th Annual Fashion Showcase

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Tennis scholars at Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) in Washington, D.C. are not just beasts on the court but on the runway too. Each year the organization holds...

New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

Baltimore Teacher Hopes to Take Music Students on World Tour

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Singing Sensations has been invited to South Africa this summer. Offered a chance to perform during Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday celebration, the Baltimore choir group aims to tour in...

‘Watching Oprah’ Opens at the National Museum of African American History

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Oprah has a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and you just have to see it. Open to the public since June...
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