Thursday, April 2, 2020

Arts & Culture

Baltimore Center Stage Announces Digital Access for Where We Stand

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Baltimore Center Stage Announces Digital Access for Where We Stand After cancelling Live Performances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, BCS to make a digital recording available for audiences Baltimore, MD, March 26, 2020---- Baltimore Center Stage has announced that the theater will...

Stars of ‘Contagion’ Reunite to Offer Coronavirus Advice

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By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of the 2011 virus thriller "Contagion" — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19. Laurence Fishburne, Matt...

The Bougie Behind the Brand

By Ariel Chrysann Special to the AFRO Entrepreneurship takes a dauntless mentality and an eagerness for success, that's not an issue for 22-year-old Khila James, founder and owner of the Bougie Business Brand. She has managed to maintain and expand her...

Netflix Presents Madam C.J. Walker

By Ronda Racha Penrice Urban News Service A’Lelia Bundles now knows she was born to tell her great-great-grandmother’s remarkable story. Without her three-decade effort to document her family’s entrepreneurial journey and legacy, pioneering entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker might have ended up...

Film Review: Burden

By Michael Hernandez, Entertainment Reporter Burden is the true story about the life of Mike Burden, played by Garrett Hedlund. He is a Grand Dragon in the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and his life takes a turn for the worse when...

‘Sewing From the Soul’ With Catherine Wooten

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By Jessica Dortch Production Editor [email protected] What makes Catherine Wooten so incredible isn’t the accolades and head nods from fashion and textile industry professionals; it is the fact that every quilt she creates is a special piece of herself. “When I give...

Black People Do Get Coronavirus

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Actor Idris Elba broke his silence about the coronavirus via an Instagram Live vide. During the live stream, Elba revealed that he tested positive for the virus and has remained in quarantine with his wife, who also tested positive...

Art with a Heart Offering Home Art Kits for Enrichment While Social Distancing

Art with a Heart Offering Home Art Kits for Enrichment While Social Distancing Nonprofit inspiring community to “Innovate while we Hibernate” BALTIMORE (Mar. 25, 2020) – Research has found that 45 minutes of creative activity a day significantly lessens stress...

“I Am More Than My Hair” Wins “Best Documentary Short” At ‘Through Women’s Eyes’...

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Alyscia Cunningham’s powerful new film tells the inspirational stories of females who experienced hair loss due to a health-related condition. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham’s empowering documentary, I Am More Than My Hair won the “Best Documentary Short” award at...

The Latest: Restaurateur, ‘Top Chef’ Winner Dies of Virus

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By The Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 450,000 people and killed over 20,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms...

D-Nice Throws World’s Biggest Dance Party

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] With businesses shutting down and people from the United States and countries around the world quarantining due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, people of all backgrounds are spreading light, love and art through social media,...

American Icon’s Personal Archive Acquired

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By AFRO Staff The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the personal archive of civil rights activist, award-winning entertainer and producer, and cultural icon Harry Belafonte. The collection includes 400 linear feet of...

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