Sonia Sanchez Inspires DC Audiences and Weighs in on Gentrification

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Busboys and Poets offered up another inspirational evening with none other than the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez. On November 5, Sanchez shared an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the...

Artmattan Lands U.S. Rights to UK Race Drama ‘No Shade’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By AFRO Staff Artmattan Productions has acquired U.S. rights to Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s romantic feature film debut No Shade, produced by BUFF Originals - the production arm of the British Urban Film Festival. Written and directed by...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for...

Oscar Buzz Accompanies Release of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Oscar discussions for “If Beale Street Could Talk” began in earnest after several screenings, including a special premiere screening at New York’s famed Apollo Theater. “ is a...

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello my dear friends, I believe winter is at our door. We set our clock back an hour, meaning you get an extra hour sleep, but I suggest that you use that hour to...

Black Panther Costume Revealed at NMAAHC

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Wakanda forever has been taken to a new level at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). On October 24, Chadwick Boseman’s “Black Panther” costume...

Local Fashionista Inspires Passion, Purpose and Personality

By La’Nesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO “Passion, purpose, personality” is the mantra of The Joy of Styling. Spearheaded by Founder and CEO Joy Copeland in 2015, The Joy of Styling, is helping to advance the DMV...

Black Owned Music Venues

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO With the D.C. fall art season in full swing, Black musicians and patrons alike are getting amped for a chilly season made warm by good music. Historically known for...

Art Critic Antwaun Sargent Shares Thoughts on Amy Sherald, Deaccession at Baltimore Museum of...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Art critic Antwaun Sargent was present at the National Portrait Gallery this past February as the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled. “There were audible...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places. That this heart of mine embraces all day through. In that small café, the park across the way,...

Toby’s Dinner Theater a Local Treat for DMV Residents; ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Musical Keeps Fats...

By Timothy Cox, Special to The Afro COLUMBIA, MD -- Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was just 39 when he died in 1943. From Sept. 14 thru Nov 4, Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia, Maryland has featured a...

Alice Walker Shares Wisdom on Several Subjects at Busboys and Poets

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Once again, the restaurant, community and cultural space, Busboys and Poets, facilitated a night to remember. On Oct. 15, Busboys and Poets hosted “Taking the Arrow Out of The...
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