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Emotional Ceremony Honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the ancestors. KiKi Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the comfort of...

Actor and Director Damien D. Smith Puts New Spin on Term ‘Traveling For Work’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Actor and director Damien D. Smith is on a roll. His film “Jinn”, about a teenager whose life is turned upside down after her mother simultaneously converts to Islam and goes through an identity...

Nick Cannon Sees Irony In The Way Oscars Handled Kevin Hart

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By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself. Cannon was...

From Promoter to Proprietor

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com From the days where he roamed the Morgan State University campus Tracy Wiggs has always had the gift of gab.  With his raw wit and business savvy he found his niche as a...

AFRO Exclusive: J.B. Smoove Starts a Ruckus in Baltimore

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By Jessica Dortch AFRO Staff jdortch@afro.com The City of Baltimore is always in for a treat every time writer-actor-comedian J.B. Smoove comes to town, and this weekend, he’ll be starting a ruckus at the Comedy Factory. Still recovering from an epic night...

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

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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 died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter,...

Unreal’s Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Champions LGBTQ Community in Television

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By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (“Unreal”) made the painful decision to leave acting a few years ago. “I was taking jobs for the wrong reasons and wasn't really happy playing the characters I was playing,” he tells...

11-Year Old Violinist Hopes to Become New Face of Classical Music

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By BlackNews.com Orlando, FL — Leah Flynn is a violin soloist. Her father, Lennox Flynn, a self-taught musician, realized Leah’s gift, as he noticed her tinker on the family’s keyboard, playing actual melodies when she was 3-years old. Leah discovered...

Beyoncé’s Message, Epic Performances at BET Awards

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By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which celebrated its 20 years of highlighting excellence in...

Review: In ‘All Day and a Night,’ A Circular Crime Drama

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer Joe Robert Cole's "All Day and a Night" is a tough and anguished drama that somberly spirals around the circular tragedies of crime and incarceration. It's the directorial debut of Cole, who co-wrote "Black Panther" and...

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

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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 the "Planet of the Apes." ABC...

Wife says Hart ‘Going To Be Fine’ After Car Crash

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Comic actor Kevin Hart's wife says he's "going to be just fine" following a weekend car crash that left him with a major back injury. Eniko Hart was questioned by a TMZ reporter while visiting...

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