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...

Oprah Keeps it Unpresidential in Address to California Grads

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey paused before talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California. Then she decided...

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...

Camille Cosby’s Comparison of Husband’s Conviction to Slavery, Emmitt Till Draws Criticism

By AFRO Staff Camille Cosby, wife of famed comedian Bill Cosby who was recently convicted in a Pennsylvania court with the drugging and raping of plaintiff Andrea Constandt, is now in the public crosshairs after...

James Cone, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

By The Associated Press Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of Black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79. Cone was hospitalized last week and...

The Fortnite Phenomenon

By David R. Lee Jr., Special to the AFRO Every year, there appears to be a gaming phenomenon that sweeps the globe. Last year, Pokémon Go dominated the markets. This year, Fortnite is the game that...

Sides Agree to Drop Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons

By The Associated Press A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her is being dropped. A federal court filing Wednesday says the two sides have agreed that the suit,...

Jury to Deliberate after Cosby Painted as Predator, Victim

By The Associated Press Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who's finally being...

In Closing, Defense Calls Cosby Accuser ‘Pathological Liar’

By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's lawyers urged a jury Tuesday to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they said were based on "flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence," arguing he was falsely accused by...

Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis Becomes Youngest Two-Time World Champion

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Gervonta “Tank” Davis became the youngest two-time world champion after beating former champion Jesus Cuellar to earn the WBA Super Featherweight title on April 21 at the Barclays Center in...

Judge Rules Jury Can Hear Bill Cosby Quaaludes Testimony

By The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial can read the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury, the judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Steven...

Athlete Turned Photographer Hopes to Change Urban Perceptions

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO J.J. McQueen has spent most of his adult life looking at life through the prism of a camera’s lens. Whether he’s on assignment in the heat of the...

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