Lizzo, Nyong’o, Eddie Murphy vying for NAACP Image Awards

By The Associated Press Hollywood's awards season isn't over quite yet, with the NAACP Image Awards putting the spotlight Feb. 22 on the achievements of actors and musicians of color. The evening's honorees include Oscar contenders,...

AFRO Exclusive: Inherent Racism Against Black Astronauts

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Did you know Robert Lawrence could have been the first African-American astronaut in space? Did you know Ed Dwight might have been the first African-American astronaut on the moon,...

‘Hair Love’

By Ronda Racha Penrice Urban News Service Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love” Oscar win for Best Animated Short Film on Feb. 9 was a victory for natural hair. Cherry’s film features a young father who, in his...

Rihanna, John Lewis NAACP Image Awards Honorees

By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award...

Watch DRU HILL on the New Season Of TV One’s “UNSUNG” on Sunday, February...

Watch Dru Hill Perform on UNSUNG LIVE Immediately Following UNSUNG at 11 P.M./10C (SILVER SPRING, MD) - February 20, 2020 - TV One's award-winning documentary series UNSUNG begins its new season highlighting the journey of one...

Songwriter and ‘Good Times’ Actress Ja’Net Dubois Has Passed Away At 74

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net Dubois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons” has died. Dubois’ song “Movin’ on...

Winfrey Holds TV Discussion on ‘American Dirt’ in Arizona

By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel "American Dirt" is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host...

Smollett Case Could Complicate Reelection of Top Prosecutor

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The decision to restore charges against Jussie Smollett could bedevil the reelection bid of the first Black woman to hold Chicago's top law enforcement job...

Gayle King Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology for Rant Over Kobe

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the CBS anchor says she's sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of...

Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic To many, he is an enigma. Or that controversial 1990s political/judicial figure who faded into a quiet corner of the Supreme Court of the United States. RBG gets...

‘400 Years Later…’Free-ish’

By Kai McDaniels Special tp the AFRO The HBCU Storytellers Project is a unique culmination of social justice activism and meaningful cinematic arts. With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Nate Parker Foundation Inc....

Film Explores History of Lynching

By Briana Thomas Special to the AFRO The New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, Maryland will show a documentary on Feb. 17 that explores America’s dark history of lynching as part of the restaurant’s monthly "Reel...

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