BET Awards Honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged...

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” Focuses on Falsely Accused Central Park Five

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The painful true stories of five falsely accused young men, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, and Korey Wise, has been brought to light in excruciatingly...

Dave Bartholomew, Co-wrote ‘Ain’t That a Shame,” Dies at 100

By HILLEL ITALIE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics...

BET Awards to Honor Nipsey Hussle; Cardi, Lil Nas to Perform

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The...

Prince

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Earlier this month on June 7, Prince Rogers Nelson, known to the world as Prince would have been 61 years old had he lived. Although the Minneapolis native has ascended from...

Missy Elliott Inducted to Songwriters Hall of Fame

By NNPA Newswire Iconic rapper and songwriter Missy Elliott has become the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott, 47, was inducted into the prestigious academy Thursday night in a...

Cutting Edges

By Imani Wj Wright, Baltimore Resident “The Barbershop Series” exhibition features the work of renowned Baltimore artist, puppeteer and museum educator Schroeder Cherry, Ed.D. The series pays homage to one of the most enduring African American...

Documentary Emphasizes Power of Forgiveness

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] June 17, 2015, a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church turned into a bloody crime scene.  June 17, 2015, nine innocent people in their safe...

RAMBLING ROSE

Celebrations in Baltimore Hello my dear friends of “Rambling Rose!” I want to first thank you for continuing on reading my column here in the AFRO for the past 23 years. Believe me I...

Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “When They See Us” has been the most-watched series on Netflix in the U.S. every day since it premiered on May 31,” according to Netflix’s Twitter account on...

Tension Developing In Aretha Franklin Will Dispute

By ED WHITE Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer's estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found...

Economic Reggae: Jamaican Bank Sells Recovery With Songs

By KATE CHAPPELL Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's central bank thinks the country's economy is doing very well and it is using an instantly recognizable symbol of the island to get this message...
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