*(CNN) — Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols, best known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek: The Original Series,” has died at age 89, according to a statement from her son, Kyle Johnson. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the
Reporters Notebook: Inclusive civic engagement By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. Editor The National Association of Counties (NAC) just ended their annual conference on Inclusive Civic Engagement in Colorado this week. […] The post As counties become more diverse, new voices need to be at the table appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Matthew Lee and Eric Tucker, The Associated Press The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul […] The post In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Kara Thompson, Special to the AFRO Black America is reveling in the recent release of Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. Emotions are almost as high as the view […] The post Chadwick Boseman to be honored in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, […] The post Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89 appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
Anthony A. Anderson, creator of ‘Anacostia’ series, nominated at 2022 Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards
By Cara Williams, Special To the AFRO Anthony A. Anderson, son of Southeast Washington, D.C., transformed his “East of the River” childhood experiences into his hit series, “Anacostia,” an acclaimed […] The post Anthony A. Anderson, creator of ‘Anacostia’ series, nominated at 2022 Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
D.C. City Council passes legislation giving rights to homeless: first legislation in U.S. seeking to lift stigma of homelessness
By H. R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Last month, the D.C. City Council passed the Human Rights Enhancement Amendment Act to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977. The […] The post D.C. City Council passes legislation giving rights to homeless: first legislation in U.S. seeking to lift stigma of homelessness appeared first on
Christian rock artist, Zach Williams is out a new single “Heart Of God” (via Provident Label Group/Sony Music), available today to download/stream on all music platforms. The poignant song is accompanied by a music video. Following up to his latest projects, 2021’s holiday gem I Don’t Want Christmas To End and 2019’s Rescue Story, which
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated band, We The Kingdom announces its self-titled sophomore album, due September 16 via Capitol Christian Music Group. The group revealed the exciting news on live TV earlier today (7.29), performing on Fox & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series — watch the interview HERE. Available for pre-order today, the 13-track project, which is a genre-transcending blend of rock, country, and
Gospel music minister Fait Favour commemorates her birthday with the gift of a new single titled “Let It Sound.” The song fuses contemporary highlife with praise-worship music. It’s an expression of a heart filled with gratitude, fulfillment and an outburst of uncontainable joy. Fait Favour shares: “Joy and eternal pleasure are found only in God’s