First African-American Top Network Executive Exiting ABC

By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will...

Coroner says ‘Young and Restless’ Star Died of Heart Disease

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say "Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with heavy drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor. A coroner's...

2019 Songwriters Hall Class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

By MESFIN FEKADU ,  AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer...

‘Black Panther’ Wins Top Honor at SAG Awards

By JAKE COYLE ,  AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and...

Marvel Universe a Slice Smaller with Luke Cage Cancellation

By The Associated Press The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Compromise Offered to Small Theaters

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an...

Film Review: ‘The First Purge’ is depressingly prescient

By The Associated Press This Fourth of July, we've got a chance to celebrate America's birth in a very American way — watching internecine warfare, spasms of savage violence and a dark government conspiracy pulling...

Kim Porter, Diddy’s Former Longtime Girlfriend, Dies at 47

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her...

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...

‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Blazes Trail to Inspire

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a Black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like...

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...

ArtsCentric Musical Retells the Most Famous Story of All

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Literary great Langston Hughes was known for telling stories of everyday life. He captured the life of Black people through poetry, plays, and writings using common vernacular. His...

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