A Previously Unreleased Track from Aretha Franklin is Coming Out

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording. "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a...

Winfrey Picks Ta-Nehisi Coates Novel for her Book Club

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates' first novel, "The Water Dancer," has been a long and eventful journey. Begun a decade ago, his chronicle of a slave with an extraordinary...

How Millennials Are Expanding The Gaming Industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry....

Met to Debut its First Opera by Black Composer

By AFRO Staff Terence Blanchard will make history when the Metropolitan Opera premieres his composition Fire Shut Up in My Bones during its upcoming season. “I wish my father was alive,” Blanchard told The New York...

Kanye West’s ‘Sunday Service’

By Black Press USA With more than 10,000 people packing New Birth’s sanctuary, Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West hosted his recent ‘Sunday Service’ at the Stonecrest megachurch. The ‘Stronger’ and ‘Jesus Walks’ artist led...

Model Naomi Campbell Takes Spotlight at London Fashion Week

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British...

The REACH Kicks Off at Kennedy Center

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “This is the first time, I’ve seen an event like this ,” said Pamela Pynell and several other passerbyers as they marveled at the architecture, performances, workshops and events...

Waverly’s Wonder Kid

By Jessica Dortch, Afro Staff, [email protected]  What were you doing when you were 10 years old? Most of us were probably playing double-dutch, hide and seek, or climbing trees. If you’re Zoe Lashley, then you’re creating...

Dr. Seuss Exhibit Hits The Road 

By The Associated Press Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a large interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the most iconic books by the beloved children’s writer. The exhibit is...

A New Album and Fresh Hits for ‘Game Changer’ Johnny Gill

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Gill might be considered an old-school crooner these days, but age has only been a number for the R&B veteran who is still...

Jordan, Foxx Debut Injustice Drama ‘Just Mercy’ at Film Fest

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale "Just Mercy" made a powerful impression in its world premiere Sept. 6 at the Toronto International Film Festival, drawing an emotional response for the courtroom...

East Baltimore Film Festival

By AFRO Staff The inFusion East Baltimore Film Festival: Are We Loud Enough? is a film festival created to highlight the resiliency of East Baltimore through the eyes and voices of her artists and people....

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