Review: ‘Creed II’ Goes More Than the Distance. It’s a KO

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the...

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...

Tamron Hall Gets A New Talk Show, Announces Baby News

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamron Hall is having a baby and getting her own talk show. The former NBC "Today" show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she's pregnant. She wrote that...

Celebs Back Mississippi Theater Screening of ‘Just Mercy’

By The Associated Press OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West bought all the tickets at a Mississippi movie theater to provide community members with a free showing of the movie "Just...

Black Comic Who Called Cosby A Rapist Credited after His Conviction

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby's conviction April 26 on charges...

The Rhythm Section

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic They tried to conjure the spirits of La Femme Nikita and Atomic Blonde. They didn’t try hard enough. Tangier, Marseilles, New York, Madrid… Blood is spilled and bodies...

BET Awards to Honor Nipsey Hussle; Cardi, Lil Nas to Perform

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The...

Essence Event Affirms the Power of Black Women in Hollywood

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody AP Entertainment Writer Through laughs, tears and speeches that turned into sermons and affirmations, the overarching theme of this year's star-studded Essence luncheon was that in an unforgiving industry that often overlooks,...

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...

BLACK IN SPACE: BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER

The race to get to space is long over, but buried in time is the revelatory story of the world’s first black astronauts. For many Americans, the 20th-century Space Race was a Cold War...

FILM REVIEW: The Gentlemen

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a sign of the times. Marijuana, which has been illegal in so many places for so long, is about to go legit in the United Kingdom....

THE RUN DOWN – Black History Month

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Happy Black History Month! THE RUNDOWN host, Micha Green, talks on legendary Journalist GWEN IFILL being honored by her selection to be the face of the 43rd stamp...

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