Star-Studded DC Emancipation Day Celebration Set

By Akil Wilson, Special to the AFRO This weekend Washington D.C. is preparing to celebrate the 156th anniversary of Emancipation Day, a day that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the District of...

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...

Atima Omara, Political Pioneer with No Fear of Failing

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Atima Omara is an award-winning political strategist, advocate, writer and speaker based in Washington, D.C. She made history in 2013 when she became the first African American, and only...

Erin J. Gilbert’s Job is to Archive Black Art for the Smithsonian

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Erin J. Gilbert recalls the wise advice of a former mentor who told her, “Nothing matters besides acquisitions, exhibitions and publication.” In the world of fine art, the value...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind… And He's allowed me...
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