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    Rest in Peace Elijah Cummings

    I was heartbroken when I woke this morning to the news that Congressman Elijah Cummings had passed away. Elijah and I have known each other for some 40 years. He was a warrior for...

    Theatre Review: Celebrating Milestones, Keeping the Music Alive

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Once audiences at Studio’s Doubt: A Parable can get past the strong, and at times, seemingly exaggerated accents, and loud noises from outside the theatre, they’re transported from present day...

    Who’s Hurting Black Girls in School? 

    By AFRO Staff Women in the Room Productions announced its premiere schedule for “Pushout: The  Criminalization Of Black Girls in Schools, Friday.” The documentary aims to feature “a close look at the educational, judicial and societal...

    Festival to Highlight Black ‘Films with a Purpose’

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia On Saturday, October 12, at Los Angeles Center Studios in California, and in conjunction with its anniversary, the nonprofit Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will present...

    ESSENCE Announces the Expansion of “Girls United by ESSENCE”

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2019-- ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, celebrates the International Day of the Girl with the expansion of its empowering mentoring initiative, Girls United by...

    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...

    Mathew Knowles: ‘I Have Breast Cancer’

    By Black Health Matters One night in July, entertainment executive, Mathew Knowles, peeled off his white undershirt and noticed a red dot on it. He thought it was lint. It wasn’t, but he hardly gave...

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