Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Arts & Culture

OP-ED: Celebrating the Journey of Black Music and its Impact on American Culture

By H. Beecher Hicks, III, President & CEO of the National Museum of African American Music Lately, the phrase ‘unprecedented times’ is so widely used that much of the world around us feels alien in comparison to our previous “normal.”...

“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape

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“America’s First Outdoor Vacation Destination” Opens for Vacations and the Great Escape  Bring on Summer! Greater Williamsburg Announces Reopening Dates for Popular Attractions, Lodging, Restaurants and More  Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, which some say is America’s first outdoor vacation destination established in 1609,...

Anacostia Juneteenth Rally Brings Hope To Ward 8

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The Anacostia community in Washington has a reputation that dwarfs its place in Black America’s legacy. Although great Black leaders such as Frederick Douglass were said to have walked the Anacostia streets, contemporary images...

Hosanna School Museum’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates 400 Years of Perseverance Through History,...

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Hosanna School Museum’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Commemorates 400 Years of Perseverance Through History, Culture and Achievement  Featured Events Support Black-Owned Businesses, Highlight Racial Injustice and Provide “Edu-Tainment” for the Entire Family DARLINGTON, Md. – The Hosanna School Museum hosted its 4th Annual Juneteenth...

Documentary About White Privilege Hitting Record Numbers on Amazon

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DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED BY SON OF WHITE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST HITTING RECORD NUMBERS ON AMAZON A new film called "The Uncomfortable Truth" is taking over Amazon. Nearly 200K people have watched the film in seven days. When Loki Mulholland, the son of...

Save The Date!

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Since 2015, the BCSAO has hosted weekly events in the summer for Baltimore's youth The BCSAO is taking their Bmore Pop Up series virtual to continue to provide this welcome distraction for Baltimore City Youth while adapting to COVID-19 social...

Beyoncé Drops Surprise Single ‘Black Parade’ on Juneteenth

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called "Black Parade." "I'm going back to the South, I'm going back where my roots ain't...

WATCH: Stars Gather For Online Festival To Combat Hunger in Amazon Rainforest

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#FIYAH! LIVESTREAM 6.19.20 7PM ET — CeCe Peniston

By BlackPressUSA In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month, we bring you songstress CeCe Peniston! In the early 1990s, CeCe Peniston scored five number one hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, including her signature song “Finally,” which reached...

Theatre World Mourns Loss of Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap

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By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Baltimore and the theatre world at-large is mourning the death of Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap, legendary stage director, producer and professor at Morgan State University (MSU).  News of the passing came to former students and...

EBONY Hosts a Two-Day Juneteenth Summit To Ensure Future Black Generations Live In A...

EBONY hosts a Two-Day Juneteenth summit to ensure future Black generations live in a different America. Corporations, activists, celebrities, and politicians mobilize a galvanized community into moving forward. Atlanta (June 19, 2020) – Community leaders, celebrities, and athletes will use the...

“Virtual Vibe” Launches March to Charm City CIAA

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Write mgray@afro.com Four of America’s hottest deejays will help the nation’s oldest HBCU athletic conference begin the countdown to it’s march to Charm City with a day party in cyberspace.  Visit Baltimore and the CIAA, the...

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