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    From Sitcom Star to Cookbook Author

    By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Sitcom star, photographer and former model Daphne Maxwell Reid is adding a new title to her long list of professions: author. Reid recently released a cookbook for beginners called Grace +...

    ‘What Is Light?’ Brings Rhymes and Wisdom to Kids

    By Andrea “Aunni” Young, Special to the AFRO Sharing positive affirmations are great ways to teach your children happiness and an optimistic affirmative attitude, according to child psychologists.  Recently, the host of “Great Day Washington”, Markette...

    Police Brutality Portrayed in Art

    By Maxwell Young, Special to the AFRO What’s black and white and re(a)d all over?  This newspaper you might be reading, of course, but also the expressive imprint of Washington, D.C.-based conceptual artist, Maps Glover’s symbolic...

    DC Area Students Open For ‘Hamilton’

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Anacostia High School students Kelli Johnson and Brenda McKinney took the stage at the Kennedy Center to rap about the Boston Tea Party prior to watching “Hamilton,”...

    DC Keeps Go-Go Alive

    By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO While the effects of the District’s new developments can be seen in different aspects of D.C. life, Go-go, one of the most famous aspects of the city’s culture remains,...

    DC Entrepreneur Returns to Bake in Baltimore

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “I want to be impactful in the food space, what does that look like,” April Richardson mused inside the kitchen of her new business: Baked in Baltimore. September 15...

    Prince’s New Basement Tape: Just Him Singing, Playing Piano

    By The Associated Press Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years...

    Peabo Bryson on What He Loves About Maryland

    By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Peabo Bryson has been a prolific icon in the music community for over 42 years, recording over 21 studio albums and performing all across the globe, however Maryland...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Enjoy your freedom but hear this from me; it cost you nothing, but it wasn’t free. For your peace of mind, safety and slumber, prices were paid that no one can number. There were...

    ‘Green Book’ Wins Audience Award at Toronto Film Festival

    By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie "Green Book" won the Toronto International Film Festival audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious...

    DC: Residents: Are You “DMV Certified?”

    By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO A Glenarden man is looking to preserve the D.C culture in the midst of the gentrification boom that has taken the city by storm with a webshow titled,...

    Celebs Turn Out to Help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Shine Bright

    By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all...

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