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    Lady Brion: Power Through Poetry

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Brion Gill, known on poetry stages internationally as “Lady Brion” wields her gift like a cudgel, or waves it like silk depending on the occasion. Yet, she consistently lifts her...

    Rebecca Dupas: ‘Not Without Black Women’

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Award-winning poet Rebecca Dupas’ latest literary offering, Not Without Black Women, should perhaps be the mantra of the Democratic Party, reflecting its most loyal voting bloc. But, her compilation of...

    ‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’

    Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our celebration at “Don’t Be Late for Poetry,” a collaborative event...

    Award-Winning Actor Portrays `Douglass Now’

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Smith, known for his roles in the Spike Lee Films, “Do the Right Thing,” “Malcolm X,” Summer of Sam,” and “School Daze,” among others, as well his portrayal of Black...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Frailing, Special to the AFRO “My daddy has paid the rent and the insurance man is gone and the lights is back on and my Uncle Brud has hit for one dollar straight...

    Prosecutor Asks for Review of How Smollett Case was Handled

    By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney said Friday that she has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case. Chicago...

    Detroit-Area Sculptor to Memorialize Civil Rights Activist

    By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A 23-year-old sculptor is shaping the memory of a Detroit civil rights activist who was slain in Alabama during a 1965 voting rights march. Austen Brantley is preparing to...

    Jemele Hill Still Speaking her Mind, This Time on Podcast

    By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald...

    Nipsey Hussle’s Family Gathers for Private Funeral in LA

    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored...

    From Snoop Dogg to President Obama: Tributes to Community Activist Nipsey Hussle

    By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing. He was 33. Though...

    Wendy Williams Files for Divorce After 21-year Marriage

    By The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wendy Williams has filed for divorce after nearly 22 years of marriage to her husband and manager. Her attorney, Mary Vidas, says the papers were filed in Essex...

    Nipsey Hussle Becomes Face of Downtown LA on Day of Memorial

    By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's face was everywhere outside the Staples Center on Thursday, where a mood of festival and celebration stood in contrast to the somber memorial...

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