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#AFRO 20Qs: Jac Ross

By Ariel Chrysann AFRO Intern Jac Ross, a young musician with a seasoned soul, captures the ears and hearts of all who enjoy timeless music. His single ‘It’s Ok to be Black’, written by the inspiration from his 4-year-old daughter, gives...

AFRO Exclusive: Clarke Peters Talks Da 5 Bloods and Journey

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com With almost five decades in the entertainment industry, actor Clarke Peters has achieved a “legendary” status, yet per his frank conversation with the AFRO and moving performance as Otis in Spike Lee’s new film, Da...

Book Helps Parents Talk About Racism and Police Brutality

BLACK AUTHOR RELEASES BOOK TO ASSIST PARENTS IN STARTING THE CONVERSATION ON RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY "The Talk: A Black Family's Conversation about Racism and Police Brutality" by Ama Karikari-Yawson, Esq. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- All over the country, parents are having the...

Driveway Drag Shows and Backyard Violins: Business Takes Off For Performers Who Deliver

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Test Your News Knowledge With Zenger: A Royal Birthday Celebration

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‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Hymn Ignites Hope Across Nation

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has resurrected a...

EBONY Magazine Announces Leadership Transition; Willard Jackson To Step Down As CEO

EBONY Magazine Announces Leadership Transition; Willard Jackson to Step Down as CEO NEWARK – On July 2, 2020 the board of directors of EBONY Magazine agreed to a leadership change and the removal of Chief Executive Officer Willard Jackson, Jr.  Several weeks ago, the...

Ziggy Marley Will Receive the Black Press 2020 Global Icon Award and Make a...

By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Reggae legend Ziggy Marley will receive the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) 2020 Global Icon Achievement Award during the NNPA’s Annual Convention scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9. The two-day international...

Redefining Disney’s Black Princesses

By Blacknews.com  Stunning photos of young Black girls dressed as Disney princesses have gone viral after being shared on social media. CreativeSoul, a Black-owned Atlanta-based photography studio, has teamed up with hairstylist LaChanda Gatson (@LaChandaGArtistry) to make the project happen. Kahran...

Black Filmmaker Produces ‘QT’ Web Series

By Blacknews.com Los Angeles filmmaker, Tamieka Briscoe, uses virtual directing to bring her new romantic comedy series, “QT,” to the web. The show, about two characters who find love during the quarantine, was completely written and filmed during the lockdown...

Wide Angle Youth Media and WYPR 88.1FM Presents: Virtual Graduation 2020

By AFRO Staff Wide Angle Youth Media and WYPR 88.1FM partnered to host the first-ever virtual graduation for its seniors on June 25. Graduation featured a keynote address by Baltimore born actress Tiffany Boone, as well as guest speakers Erricka...

Youth Poetry Competition: I Matter! Reflection on the Racial Injustices

By Blacknews.com  Nonprofit organization National Youth Foundation (NYF) announced an “I Matter” national poetry competition for students K-12. “The death of George Floyd and the deluge of stories and videos which illustrate the deep roots of racism in our country...

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