Hughley Brings “The Funny” To IMPROV

By M.P. Stone, Contributing Editor, Texas Metro News D.L. Hughley truly did “bring it” this past weekend at the Addison Improv and he brought four more of the fun­niest men on the planet with him. It...

Roc the Runway Continues Developing Positive Feelings

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The sixth annual Roc the Runway talent competition continues to give Prince George’s County and D.C. middle school age and high school students a chance to display how after...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you and I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white...

Ali is Blade, Portman is Thor, and More From Marvel’s Phase 4

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope...

Mavis Staples to Receive Underground Railroad Museum Award

By The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati says it plans to celebrate the life of singer and activist Mavis Staples with one of the museum's highest honors. The...

Local Chef Breaks Food Out of the Box

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Sometimes having “no rules,” is where creativity thrives, and clearly that’s the case when it comes to Chef Damian Brown and the memorable, delicious, nostalgia inducing food he’s whipping up...

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...

The Haves And The Have Nots’ Actress Angela Robinson Talks Becoming Veronica

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Angela Robinson auditioned for her role of Veronica Harrington on OWN Network’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” under devastating circumstances. “My best friend was visiting and her...

Donald Glover, Rihanna Film ‘Guava’ to hit Amazon Saturday

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover and Rihanna's secretive new film "Guava Island" is coming to Amazon Prime Video this weekend. Glover tweeted Wednesday that it'd be available to stream for free...

Robin Thede Looks to Build Legacy in HBO Sketch Comedy Show

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American woman comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as "Saturday...

Met to Debut its First Opera by Black Composer

By AFRO Staff Terence Blanchard will make history when the Metropolitan Opera premieres his composition Fire Shut Up in My Bones during its upcoming season. “I wish my father was alive,” Blanchard told The New York...

Is Kanye OK?

By Micha Green, Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Since last week, Kanye West has been a trending topic on Twitter. It all started on April 17 when he began a few-days-long Twitter rant which peaked on April 19 with...

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