Jussie Smollett Pleads not Guilty to Lying About Attack

The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown...

Black Girls Rock! Fest Takes Over Kennedy Center

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] From Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Madame C.J. Walker, Oprah, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and others, it does not take Women’s History Month, to know that Black girls have always rocked,...

RAMBLING ROSE

Let the Church Say Amen! Hello everyone! How are you this week? I hope if you are reading me now, your answer should be I’m truly blessed and I’m above ground. I have gone...

Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on...

PRESSROOM: Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces, “She’s Back,” First New Album in Five Years

Written by NNPA Project kicks off with release of a new rendition of “What the World Needs Now” Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on...

R. Kelly: ‘We’re Going To Straighten All This Stuff Out’

By DON BABWIN and TERESA CRAWFORD Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday after someone who officials say did not want to be publicly identified paid $161,633...

For Jussie Smollett, 1 Story Equals 16 Felony Counts

By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — News that a grand jury had indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have...

Actor Drops ‘Carlton Dance’ Suit Against Video Game Maker

By the Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game "Fortnite" over its use of the "Carlton" dance...

‘Empire’ Star Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

By Don Babwin, The Associated Press A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial...

Busboys and Poets Opens in Anacostia

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite the history laid within the asphalt of its streets and a bustling culture, D.C.’s historic Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast, has in recent years experienced a pall of bad...

Duke Ellington Mural Expected Back On U Street This Spring

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia is known for many things: politics, Go-go, cuisine and culture. On historic U Street, public art is also another staple of the community and one...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Every time, I feel how life goes by, I recall the scenes that never die. One fine day one fine night you loving me on and on and...
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