AFRO Exclusive with Taraji P. Henson

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In the Black community, mental health is often treated as the elephant in the room that no one really wants to talk about. Between “praying the pain away,” worrying about...

Baltimore Native Wins First Tony

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] As a boy growing up in West Baltimore, Andre DeShields was already turning heads. DeShields, a flashy dresser, would burn up the dance floor during student gatherings at middle schools like...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Back when I was a child before life removed all the innocence, my father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me. And then spin...

New York City Street Named for Rapper Notorious B.I.G.

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City street has been named for rapper Notorious B.I.G. Community members and elected officials gathered in a downpour on Monday at the intersection of St....

John Legend on Abortion Law Boycotts: ‘Money Talks’

By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott...

Prolific Film and Literary Critic Kam Williams Dies

By MSR News Online Editor’s Note: Kam Williams was a frequent contributor to the MSR. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones. Find film reviews by Kam Williams here. Film critic and literary...

PBS Documentary to Explore History of Transatlantic Slave Trade

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson and his production company Firelight Films announced that, “Creating the New World: The Transatlantic Slave Trade,” will air on PBS in 2021. The four-part...

Spike Lee Calls for Hollywood to ‘Shut it Down’ in Georgia

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon...

“THIS IS NOT A DRILL” Explores Racial Injustices

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Renowned artist Jefferson Pinder will be presenting a limited-run performance piece exploring racial injustices throughout the U.S., including the historic 14th and U Street corridor. “THIS IS NOT...

`Jazzy Summer Nights’ Celebrates 20 Years

By AFRO Staff “Jazzy Summer Nights,” the Baltimore outdoor concert series, which launched in 1999, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week with a concert featuring neosoul singer Bilal, Hip-Hop legend Biz Markie and DJ Keebeepooh. Jazzy Summer Nights (JSN) was born out of a partnership between...

Wendy Williams’ Husband Blames Her After Being Punched By Their Son

By A.R. Shaw, BlackPressUSA ROLLINGOUT — The saga continues between Wendy Williams and her estranged husband, Kevin Hunter Sr. Following a recent fight between Kevin Sr. and their son, Kevin Hunter, Jr., Kevin Sr. reportedly believes that...

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five ‘Documentary Debuts to Critical Acclaim

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The morning after Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five, “When They See Us,” premiered at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, she was in a daze. “I don’t...
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