Lizzo, Nyong’o, Eddie Murphy vying for NAACP Image Awards

By The Associated Press Hollywood's awards season isn't over quite yet, with the NAACP Image Awards putting the spotlight Feb. 22 on the achievements of actors and musicians of color. The evening's honorees include Oscar contenders,...

Creative Suitland’s Grand Opening

By Victoria Daniels Special to the AFRO What used to be Hunter Memorial AME Church, buzzed with excitement and chatter of community members coming together for the Feb. 14 opening of Creative Suitland, the new arts...

‘Hair Love’

By Ronda Racha Penrice Urban News Service Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love” Oscar win for Best Animated Short Film on Feb. 9 was a victory for natural hair. Cherry’s film features a young father who, in his...

Rihanna, John Lewis NAACP Image Awards Honorees

By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award...

Rapper Pop Smoke Fatally Shot in LA

By Andrew Dalton Associated Press An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a break-in early Feb. 19 at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said. “We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic...

‘An African-American Experience’

By AFRO Staff  Decades before the first celebration of Black History Month in 1970, Baltimore-based and world-renowned artist Joseph Sheppard was painting and exhibiting art that depicted the life of African Americans. From his first...

DCIA Graduates Share Stories Through Photos

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The first graduating class from the D.C. Infrastructure Academy (DCIA). Pepco Utility Training School program has a lot to celebrate.  Not only have they completed training and accomplished goals of...

Watch DRU HILL on the New Season Of TV One’s “UNSUNG” on Sunday, February...

Watch Dru Hill Perform on UNSUNG LIVE Immediately Following UNSUNG at 11 P.M./10C (SILVER SPRING, MD) - February 20, 2020 - TV One's award-winning documentary series UNSUNG begins its new season highlighting the journey of one...

Joyce J. Scott: ACC Consummate Craftsman

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO “Validation” is the word that artist Joyce J. Scott says first comes to mind when asked how it feels to be recognized as the 2020 recipient of the...

Songwriter and ‘Good Times’ Actress Ja’Net Dubois Has Passed Away At 74

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net Dubois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons” has died. Dubois’ song “Movin’ on...

Winfrey Holds TV Discussion on ‘American Dirt’ in Arizona

By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel "American Dirt" is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host...

Gayle King Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology for Rant Over Kobe

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the CBS anchor says she's sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of...

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