15 Best R&B Singers of All Time

R&B singers, also known as rhythm and blues singers, are dynamic musical artists who breathe life into the genre through their captivating vocals and emotive performances. Rooted in African American musical traditions, R&B blends elements of soul, funk, gospel, and pop to create a rich tapestry of sound that resonates deeply with listeners. R&B singers


15 Best Saxophone Players of All Time

Saxophone players, known as saxophonists, are accomplished musicians who specialize in playing the saxophone, a versatile woodwind instrument that contributes a distinctive voice to various music genres. With its rich and expressive tones, the saxophone can evoke a wide range of emotions, making it a beloved instrument in classical, jazz, rock, and contemporary music. Saxophone


15 Best Piano Players of All Time

Piano players, also known as pianists, are skilled musicians who master the piano, an iconic and versatile instrument that holds a central place in various musical genres. Whether playing intricate classical compositions, expressive jazz improvisations, or contemporary pop melodies, piano players bring a unique dimension to the world of music. Piano players have the ability


15 Best Guitar Players of All Time

A guitar player is a musician who specializes in playing the guitar, a versatile stringed instrument that holds a central place in numerous music genres. Whether strumming chords, fingerpicking melodies, or shredding solos, guitar players contribute unique sounds and styles to the musical landscape. Guitar players can be found across a wide range of genres


Meet Maryam Basir, the Black entrepreneur making her own way in the beauty industry

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com New York-based actor, Maryam Basir, launched her business, Maryam Beauty, less than a month before SAG-AFTRA went on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)—effectively halting her TV and film work.  Although Basir said acting was something that found her, she always had aspirations


Should You Delay Your Child Starting Kindergarten?

Delaying the start of kindergarten has proven short-term benefits. But is it harmful in the long run? by Maya Pottiger. August 29, 2023 As the 2023-2024 school year starts across the country, not all kindergarten-aged children will be starting their academic careers. This is due to academic redshirting.  Redshirting is a common practice in college sports


UNCF to host fundraising gala Sept. 9

By AFRO Staff The United Negro College Fund is bringing one of its famed masked balls to Baltimore, partnering with Mayor Brandon Scott to present the event on Sept. 9, 2023, at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. The inaugural UNCF Baltimore Mayor’s Masked Ball, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., is


Residents propose new Charm City Circulator ‘Brown Route’ to address neglected Black communities

By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political Writer tmcqueen@afro.com And Khira MooreAFRO Intern The Charm City Circulator has four routes and makes over 100 stops a day, taking tourists and Baltimore residents through the heart of downtown and some of the city’s greatest landmarks. It offers a free alternative for those who don’t have access to private transportation or