Mary J. Blige Signs Production Deal With Lionsgate

By BlackPress Newswire Mary J. Blige seems to be winning in every way. Days after she honored her darn self at the BET Awards, Lionsgate announced that the Grammy-award-winning singer turned Oscar-nominated actress has signed a...

Larry Young Does It Again

By AFRO Staff Larry Young, former State Senator and venerable Baltimore talk show host has again been named one of the top talk radio personalities in America. The Talkers Magazine, one of the most important publications...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO BMA Adds a Lexington Market Branch Hey y’all, my lands of mercy! So much is going on in Baltimore that is nothing but some summer fun. I sure hope...

Exceptional Director, B. Monet, Rides into History with Cadillac

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia You can call Brittany Fennell by her given name, her last name or by the moniker that has driven her to fame, “B. Monet.” However, the award-winning writer and...

New Whitney Houston Remix by DJ-Producer Kygo Released

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — You can dance to a new-ish Whitney Houston song this weekend. Houston originally released a cover of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" as a Japan-only bonus track on her...

AFRO Exclusive: Teen Artist Tackles Female Oppression Through Art

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] If you don’t know the name Naja Elon Webb now, commit it to your memory.  A recent graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Webb has boosted her...

Soulful Symphony Coming to Columbia

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Venerable Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia will be the home of the world-renowned Soulful Symphony for the summer. Over the years the Soulful Symphony has re-energized American music through the...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat;...

Dave Chappelle Making His Broadway Debut This Summer

By Chelsea Lenora White HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer. Chappelle will perform five shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, from July 9 through July 13. The theater...

BET Awards Honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged...

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” Focuses on Falsely Accused Central Park Five

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The painful true stories of five falsely accused young men, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Korey Wise, has been brought to light in excruciatingly...

Dave Bartholomew, Co-wrote ‘Ain’t That a Shame,” Dies at 100

By HILLEL ITALIE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics...

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