On a Big Night for ‘Panther,’ Boseman Honors Real-Life Hero

By The Associated Press The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly...

Civil Rights Attorney Premieres New Wrongful Convictions Doc

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO On May 31, TVOne held a private screening of its newest series, “Evidence of Innocence,” at the Internet & Television Association’s movie theater in Washington, D.C. The screening...

Florida Republican Leader Posts Support for Roseanne’s Racist Tweet

The Associated Press A Republican leader in Florida has said he doesn't understand the anger generated by Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing a former adviser to President Barack Obama to an ape. Lake County Republican Committeeman Ralph...

Black Exec Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Star’s Racist Tweet

By The Associated Press ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

Morgan Freeman Says He Did Not Assault Women

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Freeman says he likes to compliment people to make them feel at ease around him but that he has never sexually assaulted women. The Academy...

Morgan Freeman Apologizes in Wake of Harassment Accusations

By The Associated Press Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of...

‘Breaking Big’ Set to Showcase Success

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO “Come here boy, you need a hug.” In a previous interview with another publication, Carlos Watson revealed that this was the way his mother would greet him on the...

In Cannes, Spike Lee lambasts Trump Over White Supremacists

By The Associated Press In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent White supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lee...

Ava Duvernay, Khadja Nin, 80 Others, Protest at Cannes

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved...

Ryan Coogler Reflects on Tsunami That is ‘Black Panther’

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, filmmaker Ryan Coogler reflected on the historic sensation of "Black Panther" and the changes he hopes it might...

Crow, Common Part of New Grammys Inclusion Task Force

By The Associated Press Sheryl Crow and Common are among the artists and executives on the Recording Academy's new task force on inclusion and diversity. The academy announced the team's 16 members — 13 of whom...

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