Afro Nation is returning to Detroit this year for Afro Nation Detroit 2024. The inaugural 2023 festival was well-received in the Motor City with performances from Burna Boy, Coi Leray, Masego, Ari Lennox, Def Loaf, and more. The festival featured sets from various Afro-diasporic artists representing Afrobeats, hip-hop and R&B.
Hulu dropped the trailer for Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told today. The documentary is about the HBCU picnic in Atlanta that turned into a cultural phenomenon. Uncle Luke, Jermaine Dupri, and 21 Savage executive produced the film. The humble get-together that started in 1982 at John A. White Park
Shaquille O’Neal celebrated Valentine’s Day by officiating the largest at-sea vow renewal for several couples on two Carnival Cruise Line ships. The basketball legend virtually officiated the ceremony as Chief Fun Officer for the event, followed by a reception with a DJ and champagne toast. There was also an onboard