*If you’re not familiar with NPR‘s “Tiny Desk” series, we can’t think of a better time to check out the show than right now because the latest episode features the one and only Usher Raymond and his band and his backup singers. “I’m hoping to just really have fun today with this office party that
KIRBY has never been afraid of saying what’s exactly on her mind. In the new song “New D,” produced by Homer Steinweiss and Nick Movshon, the rising singer-songwriter has an out with the old, in with the new attitude with her current lover. Like a receipt within its 30 days window, KIRBY hopes she can
The kool kids of R&B Your Grandparents have released “Pootie Tang (G.T.K.Y),” their second this year. The summer-friendly groove was produced by Josh Conway of The Marías and ghettoblasterman of the group. “Pootie Tang (G.T.K.Y)” gave off immediate sparks, finding the trio’s vocalists, Chaz Carter and DaCosta, singing mellifluously about the time they encountered their
Making a name for yourself as an artist isn’t easy. Shape-shifting newcomer Luck lets it be known that It Wasn’t Luck on her debut EP. The seven-track project includes the previously shared “I’ll Cut Them Off For You,” “All Diamonds,” and “Higher.” It Wasn’t By Luck starts with the soulful mid-tempo number, “Seed,” where Luck teases early
By Ben Jealous Did you ever wonder whether elections really matter? Well, the Trump Supreme Court majority has answered that question for good. Or, more accurately, they have answered it […] The post Op-ed: Start now to take back the Supreme Court appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
Howard Summer Multi-Media Institute participants witness historic Supreme Court activity during two week session
By HR Harris, Special to the AFRO We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable […] The post Howard Summer Multi-Media Institute participants witness historic Supreme Court activity during two week session appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. Editor While the Federal and District Governments are planning fireworks and parades for downtown Washington D.C., others are preparing to wear black on 4 July […] The post Social Media protests planned on July 4 in response to Supreme Court abortion decision – Wear black appeared first on AFRO American
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By Ben Jealous “Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States target you?” Those are the words of Ruby Freeman, a Black woman and […] The post Trump’s lies destroyed the lives of both supporters and nonsupporters appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO Otis Blackwell is one of the most famous songwriters, but most folks never heard of him. Blackwell wrote several bestselling songs […] The post The Moore Report: Rumor has it: a Black man showed Elvis Presley how to sing appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .