Kirk Franklin Brings Inspiration to the MGM

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The MGM National Harbor might be known for its slots, tables, clubs, restaurants and shopping, but Kirk Franklin brought the Holy Spirit to the lavish casino on July 26. In...

Wendy Williams Reveals How Cocaine Addiction Continues to Destroy Her Life

By A.R. Shaw, NNPA News Correspondant Wendy Williams revealed details about her personal battles with drug addiction during an episode of the “Wendy Williams Show.” Near the end of her daily one-hour show, Williams, 54, stood in...

Documentary Emphasizes Power of Forgiveness

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] June 17, 2015, a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church turned into a bloody crime scene.  June 17, 2015, nine innocent people in their safe...

HBCU-TV Launches New App

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Behind the scenes, Curtis Symonds has been a player in the cable television industry for nearly 40 years.  In the dark ages when Black Entertainment Television was an...

International Film Festival Explores Black Life Around the World

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When groundbreaking films such as “Black Panther” do well, they have the power to uplift Blacks around the world by representing a swath of the Black experience and...

Straight Crankin’ Featured at Home

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) recently had their original production and documentary, “Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary” selected for a second...

SNL Spoofs Baltimore Police

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the...

Cardi B. Sets the Record Straight about Her Race and Ethnicity

By Keka Araujo The conversation surrounding Latinos regarding ethnicity vs. race is an ongoing theme. Cardi B, a Black Latina who speaks Spanish, set the record straight for fans who may have been confused about...

Baltimore’s Jess Hilarious Talks New Fox Comedy ‘Rel’

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Fox’s new sitcom “Rel” is a multi-camera comedy show based on comic Rel Howery’s life. In it he portrays a recently separated husband whose wife had an affair...

Smithsonian African American Film Festival

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Smithsonian is honoring African-American film and filmmaking this weekend at its inaugural African American Film Festival, Oct. 24-27. The festival, includes a celebration Oct. 25, hosted by the...

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

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...

TV One Launches a Channel for Millennial and Gen X Women of Color

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In January young women of color will have a channel dedicated to them, brought to audiences through TV ONE’s new station, CLEO TV. Named after Queen Cleopatra, millennials and members...

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