D.C. Resident Discusses Casting on T.I’s Newest Reality Show ‘The Grand Hustle’

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO If being a Grammy Award-winning artist, successful media mogul and reality television star isn’t enough, then maybe Atlanta’s very own T.I. might finally be content with his latest business...

International Film Festival Explores Black Life Around the World

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When groundbreaking films such as “Black Panther” do well, they have the power to uplift Blacks around the world by representing a swath of the Black experience and...

Ajani Amiri Thomas Named DC’s Filmmaker of the Month

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Calling him “bold, motivated, and unafraid to tackle true stories,” the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment is recognizing Ajani Amiri Thomas as the August...

HBO’s ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Is a Fantastic Voyage

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The promotional material for HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” says it is “a mix of verité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation where themes as ancestral trauma,...

FX Plans: Chris Rock, Nick Offerman, Joining ‘Fargo’

By The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal...

Baltimore’s Wendy Davis Shines in OWN’s ‘Love Is___’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO It’s common for sci-fi shows to play around with time shifting. Characters show up in the past or the future or even in alternate versions of the present day....

Calling 911: Actresses Bassett, Hinds Helped by Responders

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Angela Bassett once resorted to dialing 911 for help when she had trouble with a fireplace at home. Aisha Hinds needed help for a life-threatening...

Charlamagne’s ‘Rape Sex’ Joke Incites Furious Discussion

By Vance Brinkley, Special to the AFRO While Charlamagne Tha God continues to dominate pop culture as a co-host of “The Breakfast Club,” his reputation as a controversial figure has made several headlines. Unfortunately, these past...

Octavia Spencer and LeBron James to Produce `Madame CJ Walker’

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is teaming up with NBA superstar and world champion LeBron James to bring the mythic life of Madame C.J. Walker to the small screen via...

‘Equalizer 2’ Squeaks Past ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and Takes Top Spot

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox...

A Lifelong Friendship Fuels the Chemistry of ‘Blindspotting’

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daveed Diggs was busy. Too busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering...

Denzel Washington Kills in ‘The Equalizer 2’

By The Associated Press You won't usually find Denzel Washington in a movie sequel. He just doesn't do them. Something about not wanting to repeat himself. So there must be something special indeed for him...

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