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    3 Rising Rappers Reppin’ the DMV

    By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO 2018 has been a year of women taking control of their narratives, of their sexualities and of the rap game. With female heavy hitters like Cardi B, Nicki...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    Hello everyone and thank God! The rain is finally giving us a break to have our outdoor activities. I have a feeling we will not have the city or county tell us we can’t...

    Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

    Jay-Z Named Creative Director of Basketball for Puma

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter was named Creative Director for Puma’s Basketball apparel division. On June 18, Carter was initially reported by ESPN as the new “President of Basketball Operations,” but Puma later...

    On a Big Night for ‘Panther,’ Boseman Honors Real-Life Hero

    By The Associated Press The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly...

    Outpouring of Love for Slain Rapper XXXTentacion

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] 20-year-old rapper, Jahseh Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion was fatally shot leaving a motorcycle dealership in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 18, according to police. So far there is...

    R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife, Andrea Kelly, Tearfully Talks Singer’s Alleged Abuse

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Grammy winning singer R. Kelly has been under increased scrutiny after news of an alleged, potentially abusive, sex cult became public earlier this year, and now his ex-wife, Andrea...

    New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Back when I was a child before life removed all the innocence, my father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me…And I knew for sure I was loved. If I...

    Baltimore Teacher Hopes to Take Music Students on World Tour

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Singing Sensations has been invited to South Africa this summer. Offered a chance to perform during Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday celebration, the Baltimore choir group aims to tour in...

    Eastern HS Marching Band Chosen for Capitals Parade

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Social media marketing turned out to be a great tool for Eastern High School’s marching band this past weekend, as it got them one of the biggest and historic...

    ‘Watching Oprah’ Opens at the National Museum of African American History

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Oprah has a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and you just have to see it. Open to the public since June...

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