Baltimore’s Jess Hilarious Talks New Fox Comedy ‘Rel’

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Fox’s new sitcom “Rel” is a multi-camera comedy show based on comic Rel Howery’s life. In it he portrays a recently separated husband whose wife had an affair...

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...

International Film Festival Explores Black Life Around the World

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When groundbreaking films such as “Black Panther” do well, they have the power to uplift Blacks around the world by representing a swath of the Black experience and...

Attorneys Prepare Uphill Battle to Win Freedom for Bill Cosby

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Bill Cosby’s lawyers have a date with the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Friday, Jan. 18. While nothing earth-shattering is expected, the briefing counts among the initial steps that the...

Oprah-Backed ‘Rape of Recy Taylor’ Recounts Black Woman’s Ordeal

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point. "Recy Taylor, a name I...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

Black Exec Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Star’s Racist Tweet

By The Associated Press ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and...

D.C. Resident Discusses Casting on T.I’s Newest Reality Show ‘The Grand Hustle’

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO If being a Grammy Award-winning artist, successful media mogul and reality television star isn’t enough, then maybe Atlanta’s very own T.I. might finally be content with his latest business...

Baltimore’s Dara Renee Stars in Disney’s Latest ‘Freaky Friday’ Remake

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO When Dara Renee first moved to Baltimore as a young girl, it was a rough transition.  She tells the AFRO, “It was hard at first because I like had...

Ruth Carter, Black Panther Costume Designer, Inspires Young Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ruth Carter has a portfolio most designers would give up their best set of scissors to have. The film industry veteran graced the stage at Howard University’s Ira Aldridge...

Bill Cosby Switches Up Legal Team With Appeal Looming

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three-to-10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. A court filing Friday says...

AfroPop Producer On Bringing the African Diaspora to the Living Room

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Seeing the need for more programming that reflected the fullness of the Black diasporic experience, filmmaker Duana Butler and Co-Executive Producer Leslie Fields-Cruz, decided to do something about...
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