‘Green Book’ Wins Audience Award at Toronto Film Festival

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie "Green Book" won the Toronto International Film Festival audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious...

The Naturalista Expo Is Serving Self Care For The Busy Black Woman

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO Angela Walker is a busy woman. But the 30-year-old mother, entrepreneur, and natural hair care guru is committed to self care—from her tresses to her toes. Ever evolving, Walker is...

Celebs Turn Out to Help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Shine Bright

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all...

Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange Among Book Award Finalists

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" and Tommy Orange's "There, There," two of the year's most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello everyone, how are you? Well, I hope. This week we are going to talk about our musical country. There are a few artists, singers and musicians who still remind us of the great...

Kwame Alexander Credits Baltimore with Launching Writing Career

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO 22 years ago, New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, started a publishing company in the basement of his mother’s home on St. Paul Street in North Central Baltimore....

Keith David on His Preacher Character’s Evolution on ‘Greenleaf’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Arguably one of the most interesting themes in good drama is the relationship between father and son. Films and plays like “The Godfather,” “Boyz n The Hood” and “Fences”...

Baltimore’s Jess Hilarious Talks New Fox Comedy ‘Rel’

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Fox’s new sitcom “Rel” is a multi-camera comedy show based on comic Rel Howery’s life. In it he portrays a recently separated husband whose wife had an affair...

New Miss America Crowned Amid Swimsuit Controversy

By The Associated Press The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in...

Tiffany Haddish Leads African-American Emmys Sweep

By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer Tiffany Haddish led an African-American sweep of Emmy Awards for TV series guest actors, a landmark moment in the entertainment industry's effort to foster diversity. Haddish was honored at Saturday’s creative...

Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)...

Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...
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