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IN MEMORIAM: African Americans Who Have Died of COVID-19

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor The inaccurate Internet memes and false online conspiracies that purport “Blacks can’t get coronavirus” are contrary to reality. African Americans are not immune to COVID-19. On April 2, the Pentagon was looking to provide civilian...

Coronavirus Claims Life of Pianist And Patriarch Ellis Marsalis

By Cleveland Bryant Jr. Special to the AFRO Ellis Marsalis Jr., premier jazz pianist and jazz family patriarch-father of four sons who are acclaimed jazz musicians themselves-died April 1 at a hospital in New Orleans. His oldest son, Branford, issued a...

Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ Singer Bill Withers Dies at 81

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from...

D.C. Performer Goes Virtual

By Nyame-kye Kondo Special to the AFRO In the midst of the global health pandemic COVID-19, artists around the world are using social media to entertain, spread messages and  network with one another. From well known musicians like Erykah Badu, John Legend...

Press Release: How Coronavirus Quarantine is Birthing “2nd Chances” to College Students Going Back...

(April 2nd, 2020) -- First generation college graduate Sasha Frank is giving college students a free copy of her memoir ‘Introducing Sasha Frank’ (which can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), to help them navigate through any...

Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy Lives On

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper’s legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues.” March 31 marks the first anniversary of Hussle’s...

Film Review: There’s Something in the Water

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic They’re making a lot of noise up in Nova Scotia. Local activists of African and Native American descent are holding big businesses and the government accountable for polluting their water and causing an...

Chuck D: ‘There’s a Poison Going On’

PE Leader Releases New CDs, Graphic Novel By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It turns out the social media beef between Public Enemy icons Chuck D and Flavor Flav was a hoax. “April Fools” – sort of. Chuck and Flavor today released...

Walters Art Museum Announces New Digital Engagement Efforts

Virtual Museum: Walters Art Museum Announces New Digital Engagement Efforts Baltimore, MD—The Walters Art Museum has created new digital content to engage visitors with its collections and programming during the museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The new efforts are...

Baltimore Center Stage Announces BCS Camp at Home

Baltimore Center Stage announces BCS Camp at Home What: A Free, Interactive at-home Camp Curriculum When: Delivered Virtually starting Monday, March 30 Where: www.centerstage.org/education/camp-at-home Details: Baltimore Center Stage has announced that it has launched BCS CAMP AT HOME, a virtual learning platform designed to...

Oprah on Coronavirus: ‘Playing it as Safe as I Possibly Can’

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and...

New Book About Black Masculinity

BLACK MASCULINITY DEFINED BY A BLACK MAN IN NEW NON-FICTION BOOK Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Khefa Nosakhere has released his first non-fiction work entitled Institutional Racism and the Search for African American Masculinity and Identity in Selected Works of Richard Wright. The...

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