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...

National Cathedral Pulls from Spike Lee’s Canon for 2nd Annual Weekend of Film

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Spike Lee’s body of work in film has been called many things over the past three decades, from genius to groundbreaking. The filmmaker’s passion for probing the issue of...

Marianne Jean-Baptiste Plays Military Mom For Homecoming

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The character of Gloria Cruz is certainly not the first concerned Black mother to grace television screens. However, those characters too often languish in their pain, constrained by...

Executive Producer Dream Hampton Talks “Surviving R. Kelly”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the...

“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...

At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains An ‘Optimist’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia At 94, the legendary actress and freedom fighter, Cicely Tyson, absolutely stuns on the cover of TIME. Clad in an elegant Michael Couture dress and stylish Taffin earrings by...

Dru Hill Adds Members of Playa to Form Supergroup

By AFRO Staff Fans over the world have sung along to the lyrics of their hit songs such as “Tell Me,” “Sleeping in My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise” and “We’re Not Making Love.” And, this...

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;...

Baltimore School for the Arts Alum Making New TV Show for Millennials

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Imani Robinson, a Baltimore native, actor, alumna of the Baltimore School for the Arts and television writer is looking to produce a new show called “3 Blind Mice.” But...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone; I hope all is well with you. I try very hard to bring you a smile, laughter, joy and fun things for you to do and...

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy...

Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” features 40 works of an artist...

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