As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia More than a year has passed since Bill Cosby began a three-to-10-year sentence at a maximum-security prison near Philadelphia following his conviction on charges of aggravated indecent assault. Throughout...

Like Her Parents, Blue Ivy Now An Award-Winning Songwriter

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards...

Black Eyed Peas Star Accuses Qantas Attendant Of Racism

By The Associated Press Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police...

Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Discrimination In Show Offer

By Andrew Dalton, AP Entertainment Writer Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Nov. 14 for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that...

Millennial Filmmaker Speaks on Race, Politics in Documentary

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Asia Norris is a millennial filmmaker with a baby boomer’s perspective. She sees life through a prism of historic context and uses new media approaches to tell stories.  Norris...

Kennedy Center Highlights Hip Hop ‘For the Culture’

By Micha Green Washington, D.C. editor [email protected] Since 2016 the Kennedy Center has been officially doing it- in the words of Trap music trio Migos- “for the culture,”- Hip Hop Culture that is.  Urban Dictionary defines, ‘doing it for...

20 Years Later ‘Rent’ Resonates With D.C. Audiences

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor  This reporter must start by saying, “Rent,” is my favorite musical.  I had to remind myself before entering the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., that I could not...

PRESS ROOM: National Museum of African American Music Assembles All-Star Band of Creative Agencies...

Written by the NNPA NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 2019) — When the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) officially opens its doors in the summer of 2020, it will be a first-of-its-kind cultural institution that...

A$AP Rocky Returns to Sweden Months After Assault Conviction

By The Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky will perform in Sweden several months after he was convicted of assault in a street brawl. Concert promoter Live Nation says the rapper will return to Stockholm...

Black News Channel Now to Launch to a Larger Viewing Audience

Written by the NNPA Tallahassee, Florida—November 6, 2019–Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more...

More Celebs Join Michelle Obama’s Voter Outreach Drive

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote. The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan...

Kanye West Vows to Move Yeezy Manufacturing to the Americas

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A few fun facts about Kanye West: He's running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat...

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