Culturefest Connects the Black Diaspora with an International Music Fest

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent Acculminating talent while breaking culture barriers, the first ever Culturefest reached back to its roots to premiere one of the largest Black Diaspora festivals of its kind on the East...

New Short Film Imagines Malcolm X’s Views on Modern Issues

By AFRO Staff May 19 marks the birthday of civil rights icon Malcolm X. He would have been 94. In honor of his birthday, a new short film, “MALCOLM” was recently released which imagines an interview...

Cardi B Tops BET Noms, Nipsey Hussle Up For 1

By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET told the Associated...

Viola Davis Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis and Campaign to Raise Awareness

By Stacy M. Brown,  NNPA Newswire Correspondent Academy Award winner Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes. “I’m one of...

2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – A Melting Pot of the Finest...

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic The 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off its 50thyear anniversary with a bang. The annual two-weekend fest featured world-renown musicians, tempting food concession stands, a friendly crowd...

Spinoff of ABC’s ‘black-ish’ to Focus on Mixed-Race Issues

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spinoff of the ABC sitcom "black-ish" will focus on a young Rainbow Johnson and her challenges growing up in the 1980s. ABC said Thursday that the new...

AFRO Exclusive: Area Artist Highlights Black Georgetown, Receives Award from Arena Stage

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] An area artist, Lindsey Brittain Collins, has dedicated much of her career to examining topics of economic and social issues through art and is now being honored as an...

MTV Launches ‘Save Our Moms’ Campaign to Combat Mortality

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching a campaign aimed at stemming the rise of maternal mortality in the U.S. Thursday's launch of "Save Our Moms" comes as Mother's Day approaches and...

Mighty Mighty Art Installation is Centerpiece of Barbershop Project at THEARC

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The barbershop has long been a safe space for certain parts of the Black community- particularly Black men. Artist Devan Shimoyama wanted to take an in-depth look at that...

Joyce J. Scott: ‘Creator. Changemaker. Pioneer’

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO From the womb she knew she’d be an artist. Of course her mother was master quilt maker Elizabeth Talford Scott, so that might have been a clue....

Tom Joyner Foundation Launches Exciting New Podcast

The Tom Joyner Foundation today announced the launch of HBCUbiquity, a new hour-long podcast featuring interviews, discussion and analysis about historically black colleges and university, hosted by Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and CEO of...

Chappelle to Receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, "Chappelle's...

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