ShopTalk: Art & Sociodrama

By Joshua S. Lee, Special to the AFRO After the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent civil unrest in Baltimore, resulting in rioting, arsons and vandalism in many parts of the city in the Spring...

Chicago Author Celebrates Jamaican Culture in New Children’s Book

By AFRO Staff – As a passionate storyteller, Ayesha V. Dwyer takes readers on a delightful journey of a little girl who shares her Jamaican descent through fun and adventure in her new children’s book,...

Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast

The Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of...

Obamas Unveil Slate of Series, Documentaries for Netflix

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady...

The Thing I Love About Baltimore’

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO I love the landmarks. I love the white marble steps, although I didn’t always. I love the chicken boxes. I pass on the half and half but...

‘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...

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