OWN to Release New Holiday Movies

By AFRO Staff Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The first and only network named for, and inspired by, a...

Ford’s ‘Fences’ Reminds Audiences of Hard Truths

By Micha Green, AFRO Washignton, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Are fences used to keep people in or keep other factors out? Audiences are left begging this question throughout the Ford’s Theatre production of Fences by August Wilson and directed...

Tyler Perry Christens New Studio

By RON HARRIS Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his...

MACRO X Howard Summit Joins Homecoming Lineup on Oct. 8

PRNewswire -- Howard University presents the first-ever MACRO X Howard Summit, a day-long series of screenings and panel discussions for students interested in careers within the entertainment industry, on Oct. 8 in Cramton Auditorium. Powered...

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-Nominated, Pioneering Black Actress, Dies

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Entertainment Writer Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first Black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has...

Jitney Poses Old Questions to New Audiences

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Modern audiences are all too familiar with topics regarding racial inequities, widespread gentrification, car service regulations, senseless violence, PTSD and unhealthy relationships with parents and children, which is why...

Theatre Review: An Artistic, Chilling Conversation on Colorism

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When walking in the theatre for Round House’s “School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play,” audiences suddenly leave an artistic center and are transported to a high school...

Wesley Snipes Says He’s Moving on From ‘Blade’ Character

By RYAN PEARSON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The news that another actor was cast as vampire hunter Blade came as a surprise to Wesley Snipes, who portrayed the character in three successful...

‘Clueless’ Actress Stacey Dash Charged with Domestic Battery

By The Associated Press NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — An actress known for appearing in the 1990s comedy "Clueless" faces a domestic battery charge in Florida. A Pasco County Sheriff's Office report says 52-year-old Stacey...

Tyler Perry Says he Can’t ‘Up and Leave’ Filming in Georgia

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. The actor-director-writer made the...

Woolly Mammoth Tackles Race, Perception

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor It’s not very often that by the end of a play, there are empty theatre seats, audience members out of place and no clear curtain call for actors to...

Bill Cosby Hit With $2.75M Legal Bill After Losing Dispute

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has been hit with a $2.75 million legal bill as he marks the end of his first year in prison. The 82-year-old Cosby had challenged a California...

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