Artmattan Lands U.S. Rights to UK Race Drama ‘No Shade’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By AFRO Staff Artmattan Productions has acquired U.S. rights to Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s romantic feature film debut No Shade, produced by BUFF Originals - the production arm of the British Urban Film Festival. Written and directed by...

Tension Developing In Aretha Franklin Will Dispute

By ED WHITE Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer's estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found...

RAMBLING ROSE: Gospel Coming to the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello my friends, my goodness so much has gone on since I talked to you last. I will only mention a few. First I want to publically and...

AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

Smollet Siblings Whip Up Family Recipes for the Holiday

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Smollet siblings, Jazz and Jake, sister and brother to actors Jussie Smollett and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, are bringing family traditions and delicious eats to audiences through the TV ONE special,...

Viola Davis Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis and Campaign to Raise Awareness

By Stacy M. Brown,  NNPA Newswire Correspondent Academy Award winner Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes. “I’m one of...

Tekashi 6ix9ine Makes Money Rapping the N-Word. He’s Not Black.

By Lisa Snowden, Special to the AFRO A few weeks ago my son, who recently turned 10, sat down next to me on the bed where I’d been working. “Mommy, I want to be a Soundcloud rapper,”...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you and I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white...

Harvard Black Culture Awards to Honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

The Associated Press Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to Black history and culture, the university announced Sept. 27. All eight...

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five ‘Documentary Debuts to Critical Acclaim

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The morning after Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five, “When They See Us,” premiered at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, she was in a daze. “I don’t...

With ‘Black Panther’ and now ‘Us,’ Winston Duke is on a Roll

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winston Duke went from relative obscurity to being a household name with his first film and he wasn't even the lead, or second or third...

East Baltimore Film Festival

By AFRO Staff The inFusion East Baltimore Film Festival: Are We Loud Enough? is a film festival created to highlight the resiliency of East Baltimore through the eyes and voices of her artists and people....

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