Kwame Alexander Credits Baltimore with Launching Writing Career

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO 22 years ago, New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, started a publishing company in the basement of his mother’s home on St. Paul Street in North Central Baltimore....

Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)...

Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow. Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain so yellow. Try to remember the...

Memorabilia at Reginald F. Lewis Museum Seeks to Reclaim Racist Imagery

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover’s “This is America” video debuted May 5. Since then, it has accumulated almost 380 million views on YouTube. The video, opening with Glover’s...

LeBron Says It Took Him a While to Embrace White People and that Black...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Most Black folks could probably relate to having to adjust to being around White folks regularly. NBA superstar LeBron admitted to it during his new HBO show, “The Shop,” a “spirited,...

President and Stars Join in Epic Farewell to Queen of Soul

By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force...

Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution was too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

By Julia Gaffield, Georgia State University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign...

Mourners Gather for Franklin’s Funeral; Diva Dressed in Gold

By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements,...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, I sure hope your weekend will be as great as mine. I am having a ball on vacation in Florida partying my butt off. My “Boo-Boo”...

Vegan Soulfest Held in Baltimore’s Clifton Park

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Baltimore’s fifth Annual Vegan Soulfest brought a peaceful weekend filled with messages of health, wellness and holistic living for the city’s Clifton Park community. “We felt we needed to bring...

Aretha Franklin Funeral and Memorials

The Associated Press Aretha Franklin had admirers all over the world, but there's no doubt that the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life....

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