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...

Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

By Allison Kugel, Special to the AFRO Raven-Symone's alter ego, Raven Baxter, has been a staple on The Disney Channel since the child actor turned Hollywood renaissance woman debuted her famous character on the hit...

The Notorious B.I.G. Lives On

Brooklyn, NY – The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, in partnership with the Office of the Majority Leader, Laurie A. Cumbo, hosted the official event celebrating the street co-naming of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way,...

Kirk Franklin’s Top Song

New York, NY – Fourteen-time GRAMMY® Award winning artist, songwriter and producer Kirk Franklin’s new album LONG LIVE LOVE (Fo Yo Soul / RCA), which was released on May 31st, debuted at #1 on...

AFRO Exclusive with Taraji P. Henson

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In the Black community, mental health is often treated as the elephant in the room that no one really wants to talk about. Between “praying the pain away,” worrying about...

Baltimore Native Wins First Tony

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] As a boy growing up in West Baltimore, Andre DeShields was already turning heads. DeShields, a flashy dresser, would burn up the dance floor during student gatherings at middle schools like...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Back when I was a child before life removed all the innocence, my father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me. And then spin...

New York City Street Named for Rapper Notorious B.I.G.

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City street has been named for rapper Notorious B.I.G. Community members and elected officials gathered in a downpour on Monday at the intersection of St....

John Legend on Abortion Law Boycotts: ‘Money Talks’

By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he's not sure if a boycott...

Prolific Film and Literary Critic Kam Williams Dies

By MSR News Online Editor’s Note: Kam Williams was a frequent contributor to the MSR. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones. Find film reviews by Kam Williams here. Film critic and literary...

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