AFRAM Festival Goes Back to Being Big

By Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRO The AFRAM Festival smells of second chances, first performances and summer every year. With performances by Dru Hill, Ella Mai and more, this year’s festival is expected to be...

Living For The Weekend

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever...

Free the FUPA: Beyoncé Tells All

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C.  Editor, [email protected] Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, the “Bootylicious” diva, admitted to having a little extra meat on her bones after having children, and a collective sigh of relief was heard all throughout social...

Ciara’s Cryptic Response to Slim Thug’s Shots at Her Relationship

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Did famous singer Ciara marry Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson simply for financial security? Houston rapper Slim Thug certainly thinks so, according to his own words during a radio interview last...

‘Dave’ the Musical Comes to Arena Stage

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO Dave, a musical comedy, made its world premiere July 18 at Arena Stage in Southwest, Washington, D.C. The play is an adaptation from the 1993 Oscar-nominated film ‘Dave.’ Set in...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. I just want to start off by saying I love God’s work, but a little bit of less rain would do me just great. Well, rain...

Baltimore’s Abdu Ali Readies New Album

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Musician Abdu Ali, who was born and raised in Baltimore (and goes by the nonbinary pronoun they), makes music that has roots in Baltimore club but then extrapolates into...

Summer Film Camp Lights The Way For Young Filmmakers

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Janice Murphy remembers what it was like to miss out on summer camp when she was growing up.  After her parents divorced the family couldn’t afford the extracurricular...

Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

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...

Navia Robinson Learns from the Best as She Makes Her Own Hollywood Moves

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO At an early age, Navia Robinson has already gotten the opportunity to learn from two actresses with longevity. One of Robinson’s first jobs at the age of 9 was...

D.C. Mayor Launches Summer Concert Series at Marvin Gaye Park

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO True to its name, Marvin Gaye Park is playing host to a concert series this summer that has three dates lined up . The free series, presented by D.C....
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