MTV Launches ‘Save Our Moms’ Campaign to Combat Mortality

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching a campaign aimed at stemming the rise of maternal mortality in the U.S. Thursday's launch of "Save Our Moms" comes as Mother's Day approaches and...

Dave Chappelle Set To Host Benefit Concert For Ohio Shooting

By The Associated Press Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting. Chappelle will be among national and local entertainers planned for...

Prolific Film and Literary Critic Kam Williams Dies

By MSR News Online Editor’s Note: Kam Williams was a frequent contributor to the MSR. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones. Find film reviews by Kam Williams here. Film critic and literary...

Bill Cosby Gets 3 to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Assault

By The Associated Press His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the...

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...

‘Empire’ Star Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

By Don Babwin, The Associated Press A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial...

FX Plans: Chris Rock, Nick Offerman, Joining ‘Fargo’

By The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal...

R. Kelly Leaves Jail After Posting $100K in Sex Abuse Case

By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM , Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail Monday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on...

Recreating ‘Aladdin’s’ Magic with Will Smith and Fresh Faces

By LINDSEY BAHR and CINDY MARTIN Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a...

Hughley Brings “The Funny” To IMPROV

By M.P. Stone, Contributing Editor, Texas Metro News D.L. Hughley truly did “bring it” this past weekend at the Addison Improv and he brought four more of the fun­niest men on the planet with him. It...

US Comedian Kevin Barnett Died in Mexican City of Tijuana

By the Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department has confirmed that American comedian Kevin Barnett has died in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. The department did not give any cause of...

Co-Founder of Chart-Topping “The O’Jays” Dies of Cancer at 78

By The Associated Press OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Isles, an original member of the chart-topping R&B group The O'Jays, has died at his Southern California Home. He was 78. Isles died of cancer last month...

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