‘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...

‘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...

Jemele Hill Still Speaking her Mind, This Time on Podcast

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald...

Show Focused on Black fans, Athletes Finds SiriusXM Home

By JARED BOYD, The Daily Memphian undefined MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Larry Robinson and Howard Robertson created a pilot for their sports talk radio program "R&R on Sports" in 2013, something was missing from...

Newsrooms Still Lack Women and Individuals of Color

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With observances planned throughout March to commemorate Women’s History Month, a new report revealed that women are still mostly absent from newsrooms. The Women’s Media Center’s 2019 report on the status...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Compromise Offered to Small Theaters

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an...

Thom Browne Blurs Sartorial Styles as VIPs hit Zendaya Show

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On...

Flyest Fables Offer Kaleidoscope of Stories

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer When you tune into “Flyest Fables” you are transported to a fantastical world of young people on big quests and journeys. But the product that audiences hear is a...

Dr. Sheila Brooks, Author and Emmy Award Winner, Nominated for NAACP Image Award

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It isn’t an ordinary day when someone gets nominated for an NAACP Image Award. And, it certainly isn’t an ordinary day when renowned journalist Roland Martin is the one...

Lisa Borders Steps Down as Head of Time’s Up Organization

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in...

Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

By The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations...

`Sweetheart Gang’ Honors the Essential Black Mother

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “Black Girl Magic” is a phrase that captures the undeniable power of Black women. But, there would be no Black Girl Magic without the Black Mommas who birthed them. Tales from...

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