Arts & Culture

New Prince Album Featuring Unreleased Demos out in June

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June. The 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U," the No. 1 hit for...

Thousands Combat Stigma, Gather for ‘Mary Jane’ in Peace

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com While the 2019 National Cannabis Festival may have appropriately fallen on “4/20,” the date recognized as the official “weed holiday,” the festivities were far more than Cheech and Chong, burning blunts and munchies.  The...

‘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 with us a bit after...

‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’: Grim Jackson

Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFRO As young Grim Jackson took to the stage for “Don’t Be Late For Poetry” earlier this month at the Arena Players,  no one knew what to expect as he began with a welcoming...

RAMBLING ROSE

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‘Jazz Appreciation Month’ Hello everyone, how are you? Well I hope. I have been pretty busy with my husband after he had knee replacement last week. It is going to be a long struggle, but we will be okay. I...

Street Art of Nipsey Hussle in LA Breathes Life into Legacy

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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 up in Los Angeles since...

Review: New Doc Shows How Beyoncé Changed Coachella, Forever

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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 website or Instagram. But throughout the...

Les Deux Noirs Premieres At Mosaic Theater

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer, mgreen@afro.com Why do people go to the theater? This past Sunday HBO presented the season premiere of final episodes of “Game of Thrones.” It could arguably be one of the last communal television watching experiences in...

Youth Work the Runway in Kids Fashion Week DMV

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com The inaugural Kids Fashion Week DMV, held April 12-14, celebrated the style, skills and “slays” of youth in the Washington Metropolitan area, and allowed designers who specialize in children’s clothing to showcase their work...

Lady Brion: Power Through Poetry

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Brion Gill, known on poetry stages internationally as “Lady Brion” wields her gift like a cudgel, or waves it like silk depending on the occasion. Yet, she consistently lifts her voice as an instrument for...

Rebecca Dupas: ‘Not Without Black Women’

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Award-winning poet Rebecca Dupas’ latest literary offering, Not Without Black Women, should perhaps be the mantra of the Democratic Party, reflecting its most loyal voting bloc. But, her compilation of poetry published earlier this year...

‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’

Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our celebration at “Don’t Be Late for Poetry,” a collaborative event hosted by one of Baltimore’s...

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