Former Ballerina’s Project Expands Perception of Black Womanhood

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Aesha Ash had already been retired from dancing for several years when the image flashed across the television screen. A familiar wave of frustration ran through her. She...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone; I hope all is well with you. I try very hard to bring you a smile, laughter, joy and fun things for you to do and...

Coming to America Again: Eddie Murphy to Star Again in Blockbuster Hit

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Eddie Murphy will once again play crown prince Akeem Joffer in a sequel to the 1988 hit movie, Coming to America. The film’s plot centered around a Prince who...

Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the...

Hall, Lewis, Layne, Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in "The Hate U...

Rihanna Sues Father Over Use Of Their Last Name For Business

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose...

Steve Harvey To Host NFL Honors When AP Awards Are Announced

By The Associated Press TV personality Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing on CBS will be...

Alicia Keys To Host Grammy Awards Next Month

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb....

Kim Kardashian Confirms She and Kanye Expecting 4th Child

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child. Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy during an appearance Monday on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." The...

Opera and the African American – ‘Figaro Meets Frederick Douglass’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Among many other trailblazing accomplishments, W.E.B. Du Bois stood among the many African Americans who composed, sang, and otherwise reveled in opera. In 1955, Marian Anderson broke the color...

New Documentary Threatens to Expose Michael Jackson as Child Predator

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia First R. Kelly. Now it’s the late King of Pop. After the scathing and gut-wrenching Lifetime Television documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly,” shed more light on the alleged crimes of...

2019 Songwriters Hall Class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

By MESFIN FEKADU ,  AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer...

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