Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Over his Past Anti-Gay Tweets

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping...

Marianne Jean-Baptiste Plays Military Mom For Homecoming

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The character of Gloria Cruz is certainly not the first concerned Black mother to grace television screens. However, those characters too often languish in their pain, constrained by...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone! I truly hope you had a good week. If not, just remember this is the week God has made and it will get better. I believe the...

‘Black Panther’ Poised to Become an Oscars Heavyweight

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" has, in a way, already been to the Oscars. Much of the film's cast was eagerly highlighted at March's ceremony: a welcome splash of blockbuster...

British Director Anyiam-Osigwe Strikes a Nerve with No Shade

By Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA Newswire Contributing Writer Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, a first-time director, is enjoying the type of success usually reserved for veteran filmmakers. Her film debut, ‘No Shade’ is a witty, wry romantic story...

Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios 

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will portray legendary politician Shirley Chisholm in a feature film for Amazon Studios. Chisholm was the first African American woman in U.S. history to be elected...

Former Wall Street Techie Establishes a Business Inspired By Fashion and Culture

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Schuanne Cappel has come a long way from her days as a Wall Street techie. Owner and founder of upscale clothing and accessory destination Uncoverd, Cappel began her business...

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the...

Devin White: Music, and Mental Health

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, AFRO Contributor Over the years the entertainment industry has maintained the appearance of mental stability when it comes to many popular public figures. In the last decade it has become more common for...

Kim Porter’s Family Remembers Her as ‘a Special Angel’

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Kim Porter released a statement honoring her life a day after Thanksgiving, saying "although we've lost our best friend, God has gained a special...

Time for France to Give Back Looted African Art, Experts Say

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — African artworks held in French museums — richly carved thrones, doors to a royal kingdom, wooden statues imbued with spiritual meaning — may be heading back home...

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