‘The Moment was Now’

By Rafael Alvarez Special to the AFRO “The question is … who is to be included in your dream of the future? Isaac Myers, “The Moment Was Now” Late on a Sunday afternoon, the voices of Frederick Douglass...

‘Adorned’ Exhibition Brings Identity and Diversity to Baltimore Museum of Art.

By Danielle Smith Special to the AFRO Located among traditional masks, spiritual figurines, and tribal cloths you will find an exhibition that tells the untold stories of African women through cultural garments and pieces. Currently on display...

Homegrown Actor Makes Moves From Baltimore to Broadway

By Candyce Burke Special to the AFRO It is always refreshing to hear news about people from Baltimore engaging in positive activities and chasing their dreams. East Baltimore native Kevin Curtis is doing just that. Curtis...

Black Authors Book Expo Kicks off Black History Month

By Michael Gainey Special to the AFRO Local authors kicked off Black History month, Feb. 1, with the Black Authors Book Expo at the Baltimore War Memorial Building.  “The turnout has been great,” organizer Andrea Jones said....

Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures: Welcome to Park Heights

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO By all accounts, the grand opening and official ribbon cutting ceremony for Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures was a huge success. The parking lot across the street...

Essence Event Affirms the Power of Black Women in Hollywood

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody AP Entertainment Writer Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks,...

AFRO Exclusive: J.B. Smoove Starts a Ruckus in Baltimore

By Jessica Dortch AFRO Staff [email protected] The City of Baltimore is always in for a treat every time writer-actor-comedian J.B. Smoove comes to town, and this weekend, he’ll be starting a ruckus at the Comedy Factory. Still...

Dr. Deborah Willis Accepts One Year Appointment at MICA

By Savannah Wood Special to the AFRO [email protected] The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) recently celebrated the opening of Migrations and Meaning(s) in Art, a new exhibition curated by Dr. Deborah Willis at the College’s Meyerhoff...

Play Takes Young People Seriously

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Greta Thundberg, who is bringing awareness to climate change and the many young people who are advocating for gun reform are helping adults around the world understand the importance of...

Film Review: ‘Bull’

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Lost souls. Parallel lives going nowhere in a low-income, west of Houston neighborhood. That’s the setting of this richly drawn character study about an aimless 14-year-old poor white...

Life in Film: Domfits

By Imani Wj Wright Special to AFRO Deciding your career path isn’t always the easiest thing. In our early years, there are several occupations we hear about so often that they almost become cliches. Some of...

BLACK IN SPACE: BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER

The race to get to space is long over, but buried in time is the revelatory story of the world’s first black astronauts. For many Americans, the 20th-century Space Race was a Cold War...

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