By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Henrietta Lacks, born Loretta Pleasant in 1920 an African American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951 has become the subject of books, speeches and a 2017 Movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and now a request from Congressman Kweisi Mfume(D-District 7-MD) to receive posthumously a
By DaQuan Lawrence, Special to the AFRO The headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) headquarters will move from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. The historic organization will be housed on the grounds of the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs (Reeves Center) in the historic U Street Corridor of
Long before “Duck Dynasty,” Phil Robertson spiraled out of control and nearly lost his marriage, his kids, and his life. The Blind is his powerful redemption story. Buy your tickets this week, reserve seats for your group, and find out how to bring The Blind to your church if you’re more than 25 miles from
The City of San Diego has declared June 23, 2023 to be Sonny Sandoval Day in honor of the P.O.D. singer. The proclamation was made during a city council meeting.
Naomi Raine is featured in the July 2023 issue of Women’s Health Magazine discussing her faith and physical health. Read the full article HERE.
BMI hosted the 2023 BMI Christian Awards this evening celebrating its top Christian songwriters and music publishers with BMI’s Christian Song, Songwriter and Publisher of the Year revealed. In addition, the ceremony named 15 first-time winners for their hand in writing some of the top 25 most-performed Christian songs of the previous year. The event
The Black American Music Association (BAMAssoc) and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC), collaboratively announced the ceremony and plans for the Black Music Month Class of 2023 Induction. The Black Music Month Induction will recognize and honor trailblazing artists, iconic entertainers, and luminaries who have impacted both Black culture and the community at large. The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame (BMEWOF) Crown Jewel of
By Ashleigh Fields, AFRO Assistant Editor Members of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church welcomed leaders from the National Council of Churches (NCC) during their impact week for “A Call to Action” reception on June 15. Amidst shape shifting conversations with narratives that furthered the faith perspective in politics, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie was duly recognized for
Integrity Music recently celebrated surpassing one million subscribers on the label’s YouTube channel – putting it in the top one percent of all channels on the platform. Integrity Music’s writers and artists produce some of the most familiar worship songs sung in churches around the world today, including “Way Maker” and “10,000 Reasons.” Integrity Music
Billboard recently named Jason Crabb’s performance with Gloria Gaynor as one of the six best moments during the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary, I Will Survive.