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...

TV Expands Media Choices for Black Content

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Back in 2012, Deshuna Spencer became excited to see some of the Black independent films that she read about regularly on websites dedicated to the subject, “I didn’t have...

‘Black Mother’ Explores the Underbelly of Jamaica

By Jannah Johnson, Special to the AFRO Starting May 2nd the Maryland Film Festival will be taking place in Baltimore’s North Station, showcasing over 40 films and 10 short programs. One film that stands out is...

Wife: Cosby Convicted By ‘Mob Justice, Not Real Justice’

By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's wife called May 3 for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison...

Actress Paula Newsome Talks About Her Role in HBO Hit Series Barry

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The youngest of three girls, actress Paula Newsome has always described her upbringing as “Like the Huxtables.” She admits that it has gotten much harder to characterize her family...

Black Comic Who Called Cosby A Rapist Credited after His Conviction

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby's conviction April 26 on charges...

MSNBC Host Joy Reid Entangled in Hacker, Homophobic Slurs Scandal

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. editor, [email protected] Time traveling hacks may have made perfect sense for retroactive mayhem in the movie “Back to the Future,” yet few people believed MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid’s statement that an “external...

First Saudi Cinema Opens with Popcorn and ‘Black Panther’

By The Associated Press The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots April 18 evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it...

Laz Alonso Shows a Whole Different Side in New Film

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO It was a reunion of old friends for Laz Alonso and his co-stars in his new film “Traffik,” which opens April 20. “I've known Roselyn Sanchez for over 10...

CNN’s Don Lemon to Contributor: Be Honest

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon apparently has his limits. The evening host shut down a former Donald Trump aide — and paid CNN contributor — on Thursday, telling him not...

Cenac’s Comedy Series Aims to Inform as Well as Entertain

By The Associated Press Wyatt Cenac, the latest entrant in late-night television comedy with a series that debuts Friday on HBO, took inspiration from John Oliver in his desire to inform along with being entertaining. Cenac's...

Between the World and Me’ Comes to Life at the Kennedy Center

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO “And you know now, if you did not before, that the police departments of your country have been endowed with the authority to destroy your body. It does not...

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