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    Animation Film Fest Rescinds Kobe Bryant Invite After Outcry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of...

    Chaka Khan Named 2019 Rose Parade Grand Marshal

    By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chaka Khan has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme, "The Melody of Life." Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny announced...

    SNL Spoofs Baltimore Police

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the...

    Nickelodeon and Kevin Hart Enter into Exclusive First-Look Deal to Develop and Produce Content...

    By The Associated Press BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2018--Nickelodeon has entered into an exclusive first-look deal with comedian, actor and television personality Kevin Hart ( Night School, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Pets ) and his production entity, HartBeat...

    Rapper Fabolous Faces Domestic Violence, Threats Charges

    By The Associated Press HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted rapper Fabolous on counts of domestic violence and making terroristic threats. The rapper, whose real name is John Jackson, was...

    Film Review: 40 Years Later, ‘Halloween’ Slashes Again

    By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer With hollow eyes and sagging cheeks, the flabby white mask of Michael Myers is horror's great blank slate. Project your fears here, it says. Myers doesn't speak. His movements never...

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West Visit Uganda

    By The Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan officials say Kanye West and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have arrived in Uganda on a private visit. Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze told...

    Jim Brown Says He and Kanye Were Treated “Beautifully” At Their Meeting With Trump

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Kanye West visited the White House Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump, and he brought Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown along with him. West and Brown’s “lunch...

    Bill Cosby Switches Up Legal Team With Appeal Looming

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three-to-10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. A court filing Friday says...

    Beyonce, Jay Z Appear at City of Hope Cancer Charity Event

    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared...

    Roberta Flack Ready to Sing Again

    By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group. The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the...

    Ruth Carter, Black Panther Costume Designer, Inspires Young Black Artists

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ruth Carter has a portfolio most designers would give up their best set of scissors to have. The film industry veteran graced the stage at Howard University’s Ira Aldridge...

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