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    Film Review: ‘Underwater’

    By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic “Can you admit we must leave?” If your nervous, sweaty-browed commander asks you that, it’s time to flee. Tapping into imminent-danger fear is the cornerstone of any great thriller....

    RAMBLING ROSE

    By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Happy Birthday To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hello everyone, how are you? I am telling you right now it will be a busy weekend, so many events and...

    Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

    By DAVID BAUDER, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode,...

    Issa Rae: Movie Academy ‘Needs To Do Better’ On Diversity

    By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Issa Rae's quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack...

    Tiffany Haddish “Like A Boss” Interview

    By Afro.com / Be Inspired Global The AFRO Washington Editor Micha Green, interviews comedian Tiffany Haddish about her new film "Like A Boss."

    The Coat Check

    By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO At the age of nine, my daughter had developed a habit of not hanging up her coat. She would come home, toss her coat on the back of a chair,...

    Studio Announces New Associate Artistic Director

    By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Studio Theatre and Artistic Director David Muse announced a new Associate Artistic Director is joining the team, adding a dose of Blackness to their group of celebrated artists and arts administrators. ...

    Arena Players Still in Business After Fire

    By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] Last year, Arena Players, the oldest continually running Black community theater company in America celebrated its 66th anniversary. Through good times and lean times, Arena has proven to be one of...

    Leslie Jones to Host ABC Revival of ‘Supermarket Sweep’

    By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Jones is joining the ranks of television game-show hosts. The former “Saturday Night Live” star will host a new version of “Supermarket Sweep,” which originally aired on...

    Step Afrika! Celebrates 25 Years: New Piece Shares How the Body Became A Drum

    By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] It’s been over 25 years since C. Brian Williams started showcasing stepping as an artistic dance form with Step Afrika!, and it’s been over 30 years since he was introduced...

    ‘The Roots’ Rocks the Kennedy Center

    By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] This reporter lived out some Hip Hop fantasies at the Kennedy Center in 2019.  You read it right- the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, offered several Hip Hop...

    2 Black-Owned Radio Stations in Mississippi are Being Sold

    By The Associated Press NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Two Black-owned radio stations that broadcast in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana are in the process of being sold to another African American businessperson. Diana Nutter of Natchez...

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