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AmNews Archives: Aretha Franklin through the years

As tributes continue to pour in we open up our archives of our coverage of Aretha Franklin's career that spans six decades.

Barack Obama gives touching words on Aretha Franklin

President Barack Obama shared words of condolences on Thursday over the passing of legend Aretha Franklin.

Harlem foodmaker expands citywide

A new line of Caribbean sauces and seasonings was launched at Harlem’s Minton’s Playhouse.

Talking SCHOP! Watching and eating Long Beach

The Long Beach International Film Festival (@LBIFFNY) celebrated its seventh anniversary this past Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, screening an international slate of more than 50 films paired with music and food on the beachfront at the Allegria Hotel in ...

Labors Day getaways

It’s hard to say which is most true—it was the hottest or fastest summer.

Penn Jillette: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ racist tapes exist

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Penn Jillette says he knows for a fact Mark Burnett possesses tapes of President Donald Trump saying disparaging, racist remarks while working on the NBC reality show, “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Harlem Week, Jazz in the Valley, Nicole Mitchell

Since Harlem Week’s inception as “Harlem Day” in 1974, its metamorphosis has gradually blossomed into Harlem Month, from July 29 through Aug. 25.

‘King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story’ captures masterful essence of theater legend

Passion, determination, commitment, an insatiable love of theater—those are the attributes of Woodie King Jr., founder and producer at New Federal Theatre.

‘Twelfth Night’ born great at Public’s Shakespeare in the Park

What a gloriously wonderful night!

Classical Theatre of Harlem appoints Carl Cofield new associate artistic director

The Classical Theatre of Harlem recently announced the appointment of Carl Cofield as associate artistic director.

‘BlacKkKlansman’—a Spike Lee masterpiece

In the old days, before Spike Lee was a legend—when he first stepped out with “She’s Gotta Have It,” in 1986, the Hollywood system didn’t think very much of Mr. Lee or anyone who looked like him.

See ‘Still Can’t Trust No One’ at NBT Aug. 25

Aug. 25, 2018, Dreams Come True Productions will present their newest play, “Still Can’t Trust No One,” at The National Black Theatre, located at 2031 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. So stop in, enjoy a smile and even some laughs ...

Art fashion: Plaids in play for fall

The new brand, Dope Tavio, created by fashion designer Octavio Aguilar, was recently introduced by Patricia Field for her Art Fashion Gallery.

BlacKkKlansman’—a Spike Lee masterpiece

In the old days, before Spike Lee was a legend—when he first stepped out with “She’s Gotta Have It,” in 1986, the Hollywood system didn’t think very much of Mr. Lee or anyone that looked like him.

LaWanda Pierre brings Black girl hair magic to Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’

From placing Blow Pops in hair buns as a kid to creating afro wigs with personality for Spike Lee’s upcoming film, LaWanda Pierre makes it clear that hair styling is a form of artistic expression.

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