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Little Richard Laid to Rest at Alabama Alma Mater

By The Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock 'n' roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at a memorial service at his alma mater where he was laid to...

FILM REVIEW: The Lovebirds

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic It probably looked really good on paper. Bickering couple gets caught up in a murder and goes on the lam. It’s just enough of a framework for two comic geniuses to flaunt their...

Perry’s Studio Moves Toward Reopening While Industry Waits

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to...

Zenger Tests Your News Knowledge: Disney’s Next Big Thing

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Doctors Sending Black Patients Home to Die

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NEW SONG CALLS OUT DOCTORS WHO SEND BLACK PATIENTS HOME TO DIE Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- A new song about the Coronavirus is infecting Black America with some very powerful, hard-hitting lyrics. The song, written and song by a father whose...

In Prison, Producer Finds New Voice for Inmates, and Himself

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to prison for killing a man during an altercation.  While serving his...

Little Richard Statue to be Erected Outside Childhood Home

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A statue of the late rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is expected to be installed outside his childhood home in Macon, Georgia. The Little Richard House Resource Center Facebook page announced the tribute Wednesday during...

Big Art, Small Package: Tiny Plays Offered to Stage at Home

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too...

Apple TV+ Brings Back Beloved Kids Show

By Nsenga K. Burton NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Hey Gen Xers! Here is something you can watch with the kids or grandkids while taking a trip down memory lane. The Fraggles make their return in Apple’s “Fraggle Rock: Rock...

Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Official Netflix Trailer

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By AFRO Staff The critically acclaimed Academy Award Winner Spike Lee strikes again with a new joint. Lee’s latest film, “Da 5 Bloods,” centers around four African-American veterans as they battle the forces of man and nature in the aftermath...

S.O. Headwrap Diaries

By Ariel Chrysann Special to AFRO We all come in different shades and tones, and we all go to bed the same way, with our hair wrapped up. Hip-Hop artist S.O. captures the simple everyday beauty of being a Black woman.   AFRO:...

#AFRO20Qs: King Chuck

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By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor [email protected] King Chuck is an up and coming rapper on the scene in the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Even in quarantine, the artist made time to have a little fun with the AFRO in a completely random...

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