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,...

Chappelle to Receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, "Chappelle's...

‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’: Black Chakra

Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFRO Jacob Mayberry, a Baltimore spoken word artist, emcee, National Poetry Slam champion, Texas Grand Slam champion and teaching artist,  Black Chakra, sat with the AFRO to celebrate poetry...

RAMBLING ROSE

Saluting ‘The Stars Among Us’ Hello everyone. Hope everyone in the sound of my words is doing well. My readers who are going thru sickness and hardship, my prayers are with you and your family....

Review: New Doc Shows How Beyoncé Changed Coachella, Forever

By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to know it — typically, in a surprise post on her...

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;...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places. That this heart of mine embraces all day through. In that small café, the park across the way,...

Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, Happy New Year to you all. I am hoping that this year will be much better than the last for us all. God has blessed us...

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...

Feeling Aretha’s Spirit, J Hud Honors Icon At Pulitzers

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at the thought of missing her performance at Tuesday's Pulitzer Prize...

Baltimore African Art Exhibit Aims to Subvert Beauty

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics, which recently opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), uses a new 750-foot rotating space to expand the definition of African art. The BMA...
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