‘Face Forward TalkBack’ To Unpack the Mystery and Power of Portraiture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO To understand the power of portraiture, one needs only look at the recent works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald of former President Barack Obama and Michelle...

DC Comic Sampson McCormick Has Historical Homecoming Performance at NMAAHC

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Comedian Sampson McCormick has never been afraid of challenges. At 16 years old, the D.C. native was already finagling ways to perform on comedy club stages. “I had to...

Community Members Celebrate Opening of Historic African-American Community Center

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The ribbon cutting to open the new Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center took place on Oct. 6 in the Good Hope neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md. Local officials, residents...

Natural Hair and African Fashion Showcase Raises Awareness for HIV/AIDS

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Floor-length African prints and hair wraps. Locs, braids and afros adorned with pearls, jewels and gold pins. Make-up inspired by the hills of Wakanda. “When Hair Meets Fashion” brought...

The Line Hotel & Full Service Radio: An Important Resource for Black Progressives

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan is providing a home for Black progressive artists in the form of its independent media hub, Full Service Radio. Housed in a 110 year...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello my friends and fans. I’m praying that everything is as good as it possibly can be and you are enjoying life to the best of your ability. I am ready to have some fun...

Amandla Stenberg: I’m Still Finding My Voice

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album — a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa...

Winners Announced in International ArtPrize Competition

By The Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A performance about identity and race and a series of photographs about humanity's shared connections won grand prizes in a popular art competition in western Michigan. New...

Black Film Comes to DC

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The D.C. Black Film industry is on a steady incline. In the last two years, big advancements have been made to enrich African-American cinematic culture in the nation’s capitol;...

University of Minnesota Awards Honorary Degree to Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis. University President Eric...

“Amazing Grace: Uniting Community” Concert

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Union Baptist Church in Baltimore will be the host for a musical fusion of styles, 7 p.m., Oct. 11, as Baltimore jazz legend Cyrus Chestnut, Grammy award nominated violinist...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet....
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