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...

Planet Fashion at Artscape

This fashion power couple, models La-Anna Douglas and Rick Palmer strut their stuff during one of Artscape’s pop-up events, “Fashion Planet.” The street couture fashion show featured creations from designers Evette Monique Couture, Hyman...

Winners Announced in International ArtPrize Competition

By The Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A performance about identity and race and a series of photographs about humanity's shared connections won grand prizes in a popular art competition in western Michigan. New...

Bridgeford Talks to AFRO About ‘Sage’ Film

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The torrent of violence and homicides that has gripped Baltimore since the murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody and the subsequent Uprising of April 2015, has garnered national...

Street Art of Nipsey Hussle in LA Breathes Life into Legacy

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped...

“Visionary” Artist at Reginald F. Lewis

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff A rare exhibit of of one of a “Visionary” American artist  is on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Over 70 pieces of Romare Bearden’s work, largely gathered locally,...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of...

Mourners Gather for Franklin’s Funeral; Diva Dressed in Gold

By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements,...

‘Black Mother’ Explores the Underbelly of Jamaica

By Jannah Johnson, Special to the AFRO Starting May 2nd the Maryland Film Festival will be taking place in Baltimore’s North Station, showcasing over 40 films and 10 short programs. One film that stands out is...

At Just 14, Marsai Martin is a Hollywood Mogul in the Making

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — You might have heard the story by now: That Marsai Martin pitched "Little," a modern spin on "Big," to Universal Pictures at age 10. It's...

Different Regard, ‘Classic Styles For the Modern Gentleman’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor Business Name: Different Regard What: A men’s clothing and accessories boutique (that also sells some women’s garments) located in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. The current location opened in...

Wine, Spirits and Soul Coming to Baltimore County

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Wine Spirits and Soul Festival comes to Towson, Maryland July 14. A fundraiser for Baltimore County’s Black youth, the festival funds scholarships that will be awarded during the...

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