Contemporary worship music collective, Maverick City Music and gospel music icon, Kirk Franklin bag yet another trophy for their collaboration as they took home the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for their single “Bless Me,” at the 2023 BET Awards which was held last Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The
by Mylika ScatliffeAFRO Women’s Health Writer June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). The annual event has been organized since 1995 by the United States Department of Health and Human Service to encourage people to regularly test for HIV, know their status, and seek care and treatment. The 2023 theme for NHTD is “Take
By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political Writer firstname.lastname@example.org On June 21, Mayor Brandon M. Scott signed the city’s $4.4 billion Fiscal Year 2024 budget, finalizing the process ahead of schedule. “By signing this fiscal budget, we’re delivering a statement to Baltimoreans in every neighborhood, on every single street, outlining what this city government will do for them in
By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political WriterTmcqueen@afro.com The Maryland Democratic Party Gala was a night of glitz and glam, joy and optimism for the state of the party. Attendees, including Baltimore City and County leaders, state legislators and national representatives, gathered at Martin’s West in Baltimore. A main staple of the night was Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.-05)
By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) led a roundtable discussion with Maryland’s minority- and women-owned businesses alongside Fearless CEO Delali Dzirasa in Baltimore on June 16. During the conversation, Dzirasa asked Cardin about how policymakers can advance minority and women entrepreneurs through existing and emerging legislation, his contributions to these enterprises during
By AFRO Staff Busta Rhymes receives his lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards. Lil Uzi Vert performs a medley at the BET Awards. Best Female hip-hop artist Latto performs “Put It On Da Floor” for an electrified crowd. D-Nice performs his hit “Call Me De-Nice” during the classic hip-hop showcase performance. Warren G shows
Integrity Music and Western New York’s Kingdom Bound Music Festival, one of the largest and longest running Christian music festivals in North America, have announced a new special partnership ahead of the 2023 Kingdom Bound Festival on July 24-26 at Six Flags Darien Lake. Integrity’s artists will be featured throughout the three-day music festival.
Popular singer and rapper Nicki Minaj recently made several Instagram posts to her 222million followers from the It’s Time Tour with Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Natalie Grant, Naomi Raine and TAYA.
By Jonathan Landrum Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Rap City.” “106 & Park.” “Uncut.” From innovative to provocative, BET has played a crucial role in creating several influential programs that helped spread hip-hop to millions of homes across the globe. Other than its rival “Yo! MTV Raps,” the network known as Black
By Stephen Whyno, AP Sports Writer NFL owners are set to meet July 20 to consider and potentially vote to approve the sale of the Washington Commanders, a person with knowledge of the situation said June 23. The person said teams were notified June 22 of a special league meeting that will take place in