Nickelodeon and Kevin Hart Enter into Exclusive First-Look Deal to Develop and Produce Content...

By The Associated Press BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2018--Nickelodeon has entered into an exclusive first-look deal with comedian, actor and television personality Kevin Hart ( Night School, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Pets ) and his production entity, HartBeat...

From Sitcom Star to Cookbook Author

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Sitcom star, photographer and former model Daphne Maxwell Reid is adding a new title to her long list of professions: author. Reid recently released a cookbook for beginners called Grace +...

The Rookie Actress Afton Williamson Remembers Legendary Scribe Ntozake Shange

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Sad news of Ntozake Shange’s passing broke the weekend actress Afton Williamson flew home to New York City from Los Angeles. The groundbreaking poet, author, and playwright held...

A Lifelong Friendship Fuels the Chemistry of ‘Blindspotting’

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daveed Diggs was busy. Too busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering...

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...

Ajani Amiri Thomas Named DC’s Filmmaker of the Month

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Calling him “bold, motivated, and unafraid to tackle true stories,” the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment is recognizing Ajani Amiri Thomas as the August...

‘Fresh Prince’ Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In...

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...

‘Black Panther’ Poised to Become an Oscars Heavyweight

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" has, in a way, already been to the Oscars. Much of the film's cast was eagerly highlighted at March's ceremony: a welcome splash of blockbuster...

Wendell Pierce’s Latest Role Highlights Blacks in Intelligence Services

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Harriet Tubman was the first woman in the U.S. to lead a military expedition. As extraordinary a feat as it was for her to have freed numerous enslaved African-Americans,...

`Stay’ Film Directed by W. Balt. Native

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] "Stay," a romantic drama recently won "Best International Feature Film" at the Baltimore International Film Festival. The film, which examines addiction also won the "Audience Choice Award" at the Royal Starr Film...

Entertainment Industry Vet Denise Pendleton, Films Doc About Pioneering Black Owned Ad Agency

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO In second grade, Denise Pendleton was hit by a car. She ended up in a full body cast for a year and went to an elementary school for...
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