OWN to Release New Holiday Movies

By AFRO Staff Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The first and only network named for, and inspired by, a...

Harriet Tubman, A Maryland Story

By WMAR 2 News

Ford’s ‘Fences’ Reminds Audiences of Hard Truths

By Micha Green, AFRO Washignton, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Are fences used to keep people in or keep other factors out? Audiences are left begging this question throughout the Ford’s Theatre production of Fences by August Wilson and directed...

Celebrating Milestones, Keeping the Music Alive

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C.  Editor, [email protected] Twenty years ago Jason Moran’s jazz trio, The Bandwagon wowed audiences with their unique sound and artistic mash-ups, and for eight years the Kennedy Center’s jazz programming has been...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO “Local Musicians and Community Leaders Being Recognized”  Hello everyone, how are you? I am doing so much better since the last time I talk to you. I am feeling...

Tyler Perry Christens New Studio

By RON HARRIS Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his...

MACRO X Howard Summit Joins Homecoming Lineup on Oct. 8

PRNewswire -- Howard University presents the first-ever MACRO X Howard Summit, a day-long series of screenings and panel discussions for students interested in careers within the entertainment industry, on Oct. 8 in Cramton Auditorium. Powered...

Rapper 21 Savage Highlights Plight of Black Immigrants

By Johnathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Rapper 21 Savage believes immigrants like him who lived in America illegally as children should automatically become U.S. citizens. The Grammy-nominated artist, who was held this year in federal immigration...

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-Nominated, Pioneering Black Actress, Dies

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Entertainment Writer Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first Black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has...

Jitney Poses Old Questions to New Audiences

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Modern audiences are all too familiar with topics regarding racial inequities, widespread gentrification, car service regulations, senseless violence, PTSD and unhealthy relationships with parents and children, which is why...

Theatre Review: An Artistic, Chilling Conversation on Colorism

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When walking in the theatre for Round House’s “School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play,” audiences suddenly leave an artistic center and are transported to a high school...

Jessye Norman, International Opera Star, Dead at 74

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center...

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