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    Kendrick Lamar the 1st Rapper to Win Pulitzer

    By The Associated Press Rapper Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. The Pulitzer board on Monday called the album a work...

    Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to be Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

    By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bon Jovi, the Cars and four first-time nominees, including Nina Simone, will be inducted Saturday night as the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class. Dire...

    Mavis Staples to Receive Underground Railroad Museum Award

    By The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it plans to celebrate the life of singer and activist Mavis Staples with one of the museum's highest honors. The...

    CNN’s Don Lemon to Contributor: Be Honest

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon apparently has his limits. The evening host shut down a former Donald Trump aide — and paid CNN contributor — on Thursday, telling him not...

    How Kathleen Cleaver Conquered War With Love

    By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Kathleen Neal started out as a painter, but by the time she graduated high school, she was on an entirely different path. She would enroll in Oberlin College...

    Constand Confronts Cosby, “For Justice

    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser took the witness stand Friday at his sexual assault retrial, declaring for a second jury that he knocked her out her...

    Bill Cosby’s Chief Accuser set to Confront him in Court

    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand on Friday at his sexual assault retrial, making for a climactic courtroom showdown after...

    Cenac’s Comedy Series Aims to Inform as Well as Entertain

    By The Associated Press Wyatt Cenac, the latest entrant in late-night television comedy with a series that debuts Friday on HBO, took inspiration from John Oliver in his desire to inform along with being entertaining. Cenac's...

    Between the World and Me’ Comes to Life at the Kennedy Center

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO “And you know now, if you did not before, that the police departments of your country have been endowed with the authority to destroy your body. It does not...

    Unreal’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Champions LGBTQ Community in Television

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (“Unreal”) made the painful decision to leave acting a few years ago. “I was taking jobs for the wrong reasons and wasn't really happy playing the characters...

    Athlete Turned Photographer Hopes to Change Urban Perceptions

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO J.J. McQueen has spent most of his adult life looking at life through the prism of a camera’s lens. Whether he’s on assignment in the heat of the...

    Star-Studded DC Emancipation Day Celebration Set

    By Akil Wilson, Special to the AFRO This weekend Washington D.C. is preparing to celebrate the 156th anniversary of Emancipation Day, a day that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the District of...

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