Aretha Franklin Doc ‘Amazing Grace’ to Finally See the Light

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and...

Janet Jackson Honored with the Global Icon Award at MTV EMAs

By The Associated Press BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was the big winner at the MTV EMAs gala in Spain on Sunday, while Janet Jackson used her acceptance speech for a life-time...

Jazz Giant Hargrove Dies

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Roy Hargrove, one of the great young lions of the jazz world has died. He was 49. Hargrove, a Grammy-award winning trumpeter died of cardiac arrest according to a report...

Rihanna and Axl Rose to Donald Trump: Stop Playing Our Music at Your Rallies

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor When a popular singer with 88 million followers on her twitter account sends a message about something bothering her, people tend to notice. When she sends the message...

Items Owned by Tupac Shakur Donated to Temple University

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University, including a bullet-dented golden medallion the rapper was wearing in 1994 when he was shot five times. The...

Diana Ross, John Legend set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Diana Ross, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Kane Brown and Ella Mai will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy's...

Home of Late Music Icon Aretha Franklin Listed For Sale

By The Associated Press BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The suburban Detroit home of the late "Queen of Soul" is for sale. Aretha Franklin's 4,148-square-foot (385-square-meter) brick Colonial-style house in Bloomfield Township is listed for $800,000...

Beyonce in ’90s Halloween Mood with Toni Braxton Salute

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce is in a 1990's mood as she salutes singer Toni Braxton for Halloween. Beyonce appears on Instagram in a pixie wig, leather jacket, white tank top and...

Ava DuVernay to Make Prince Documentary for Netflix

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate. The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday...

Janelle Monae on Lauryn Hill, Vinyl and ‘Dirty Computer’

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae doesn't remember the first album she owned as a child, but the first one she spent her hard-earned money on? "The Miseducation of Lauryn...

ASCAP Hosts All-Female Songwriting Camp to Improve Diversity

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a spacious recording studio in Nashville, two singer-songwriters, Priscilla Renea and Jillian Jacqueline, were working through a song idea, trading suggestions for lyrics and melody...

Kanye West Makes Cameo Showing for Chicago Mayoral Hopeful

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Fresh off his bizarre Oval Office visit with President Donald Trump, hip-hop megastar Kanye West drew a crowd when he joined a Democratic mayoral hopeful and Chance the...

AFRO BRIEFS

MAKE A DONATION


Unlike many online publications, afro.com delivers content that's relevant to you at no cost. Help us keep it that way by making a generous donation as low as $2.

 

Donate Now

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $2.00