ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Woman Turns Home into Museum after Getting Sick of Black Women being Ignored by...

There is a museum like no other in Philadelphia. You would not have heard it, it is not listed anywhere and there are no signs from the motorway. Metro.co.uk reporter Adam Smith was the...

More Than 90 Hospitalized During Chance the Rapper Show

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said. Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley...

Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love” is the Movie We Need Right Now

There is nothing more special than a bond between daughter and father. Unfortunately, you do not hear about this bond often enough, especially in the Black community, where mass media often leaves you thinking...

Beyoncé Wax Figure Touched Up after Fans Say It’s Too White

NEW YORK (AP) — A wax figure of Beyoncé at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too White. The wax Beyoncé sported...

Dolores Marsalis, Matriarch of Jazz Family, Dies at 80

Dolores Ferdinand Marsalis, mother of trumpet great Wynton Marsalis and matriarch of one of jazz music’s best known families, died July 18 at age 80. Dolores Marsalis’ husband, New Orleans pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis...

Stars Reveal How New Film “Detroit” Got Made

Oscar-winning director (“The Hurt Locker “) Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film “Detroit” is the very definition of an ensemble drama. Strong characters highlight this highly-charged and already controversial film about an incident that took place during...

AFRO Writer, School Teacher, Singer

Alexis Joyce Taylor is many things. Besides writing for the AFRO she is a teacher for Baltimore City Public School and a performer. On July 21 she will take the main stage at Baltimore’s...

Ed Sullivan’s Commitment to Civil Rights

Few television shows in the history of American popular culture have come to represent the sheer magnitude of Black musical and theatrical talent and creativity more than “The Ed Sullivan show.” Broadcasting weekly – from...

The Return of Baltimore’s Artscape

Artscape, the annual Baltimore cultural festival, will host the 36th iteration of the long running event July 21-23. This year’s theme is “Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits.” Friday night’s headliner will be legendary R&B artist Sheila...

Detroit’s ’67 Riots Halted Music, Helped Re-calibrate Sound

DETROIT (AP) — It wasn't sweet music that brought Martha Reeves to the microphone at the Fox Theatre that day in July 1967; it was brutal reality. Detroit was burning. Headlining a string of shows for...

Nicki Minaj, Pregnant?

The Internet nearly crashed on July 10 when Nicki Minaj posted a baby emoji on Twitter. Minaj is a 34-year-old rapper, who has produced chart topping albums such as “Pink Friday” and “The Pinkprint” among...

Last Member of ‘Kind of Blue’ Album to Perform in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The last surviving member of the Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" jazz album is scheduled to perform in Albuquerque as part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival. Percussionist Jimmy Cobb is...