Rap Star Releases Tune Paying Homage to Bill Cosby

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Tennessee recording artist Memphis Jelks’ latest – an interesting – single has slowly become a hit via downloads and social media play. The song, “NN7687,”is a tribute to one of...

Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor In the wake of the Aug. 16 death of the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin, Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), along with Representatives Brenda Lawrence...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I don’t know about tomorrow; I just live from day to day.I don’t borrow from its sunshine for its skies may turn to gray. I don’t worry o’er...

Hughley Brings “The Funny” To IMPROV

By M.P. Stone, Contributing Editor, Texas Metro News D.L. Hughley truly did “bring it” this past weekend at the Addison Improv and he brought four more of the fun­niest men on the planet with him. It...

Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Marks 60 Years By Looking Back At Its Founder

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was March 1958 when an African-American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers...

Obama Says Designer’s Energy Informed her Fashion Choices

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Obama, choosing what designer to wear while she was in the White House involved many factors, from diversity to whether they were...

AP Source: Travis Scott in Talks to Perform at Halftime Show

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with the situation,...

Hold up, Beyonce Did Not Release New Music

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer There's no more juice in Beyonce's lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums featuring old Beyonce songs hit streaming services Thursday. Under the name Queen...

Holiday Hair 2018

By Lashuan Noakes, Special to the AFRO Beyond gift lists, travel plans and family issues, the eternal question for women around the holidays is, “What do I do with my hair?” For many women their mane can...

Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you should probably just make it yourself. That is the principle that Sonja Herbert was going by when she was...

RAMBLING ROSE

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to You All From My Home to Yours Hello to all my readers and fans. Without you I could not be me and do what I do to keep you...

AFRO Exclusive: Social Media Star B. Simone Dishes on Life and Her Tour Coming...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For those who haven’t stumbled across her rants, raps, skits and famous “B. Simone tone” on Instagram, her improvisational comedy on “Wild ‘N Out” or her music, B. Simone...

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