Saturday, June 6, 2020

Arts & Culture

Psalmayene 24 Tackles Complex Issues with Pieces Inspired by “Native Son”

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Mosaic Theater, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, is tackling complex subjects and complicated work with the arrival of “Native Son” written by playwright Nambi E. Kelley, and adapted...

Washington Auto Show Rolls Into Town with Thrills for Adults… Oh and Kids Too

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In Season Two of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Miriam “Midge” Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, and her family the Weissmans, take a two month sojourn to the Catskills, a heady retreat for those...

Student to Blanket Congress With Prayers

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By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO There’s no end to the frustration people feel in the light of constant bullying and violence children experience in school as well as in communities. One 10-year-old has a plan to put...

Different Regard, ‘Classic Styles For the Modern Gentleman’

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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 2011. Owners: Steven White and Dominick...

RAMBLING ROSE

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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. Just keep the faith. My calendar...

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

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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 true, she did, but that...

Jay-Z’s 2019 Shawn Carter Scholarship Program Now Open

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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Created by rapper Jay-Z and his mother Gloria, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing...

Review: True-life Tale of Black-KKK Friendship Comes to Big Screen

By Jocelyn Noveck, AP National Writer If you didn't know that "The Best of Enemies" was based on a true story, you'd likely find the premise preposterous, and for a movie, probably ill-advised: A lowbrow Klan leader in North Carolina and...

Duke Ellington Students Tackle Hate Crimes Through “The Laramie Project”

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In 1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was beaten, tortured and left to die on a fence in Laramie, Wyoming. After he died, there was a vigil, national outrage and a call for...

Wammies Celebrates Local Artists

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com On March 31 local artists gathered at the Lincoln Theater to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work it takes to thrive in the music business at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMA), better known...

First Black-Owned Movie Theater Opens In Baltimore

By Nakia Brown, Special to the AFRO What began as a hobby of perfecting the audio and cinematic experience, evolved a 7-seat home theater in a townhouse basement into a 85-seat luxurious and independent multiplex movie theater in Baltimore. Next Act Cinema,...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

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By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “When I die, I want to be remembered as a woman who lived in the twentieth century and who dared to be a catalyst of change. I don't want to be remembered as...

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