Producer Brian Moreland Talks Broadway, His Taye Diggs Directed Play

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Broadway producer Brian Moreland firmly believes that Black people saved Broadway. He explains that back in the twenties and thirties, “Off Broadway was where every Black performer was pushed,...

New Doc `Charm City’ Examines Violence in Baltimore

By AFRO Staff As Baltimore grapples with a spike in homicides with more than 30 murders in the month of September, a new documentary focused on the people and groups fighting against the city’s ubiquitous...

New Film Honors the Life of Harriet Tubman

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When one speaks of freedom fighters, Harriet Tubman’s name should always be among the first – if not highlighted as a primary justice crusader. For it was on this...

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...

Feeling Aretha’s Spirit, J Hud Honors Icon At Pulitzers

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at the thought of missing her performance at Tuesday's Pulitzer Prize...

Street Art of Nipsey Hussle in LA Breathes Life into Legacy

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped...

Ali is Blade, Portman is Thor, and More From Marvel’s Phase 4

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope...

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...

Ali, Jordan, Coogler, AFI Awards Brought out the Stars

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the...

Dave Chappelle Making His Broadway Debut This Summer

By Chelsea Lenora White HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer. Chappelle will perform five shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, from July 9 through July 13. The theater...

Jamie Foxx Makes Video Decrying Violence in Mississippi City

By The Associated Press NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — An Academy Award-winning actor is among those calling for an end to violence in a southwest Mississippi city. Larry Hooper, principal of the ninth grade school in the...

Viola Davis Says ‘Stop Taming Us’ at Hollywood Event

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and producer Viola Davis gave a rousing speech about leadership and authenticity to a well-heeled crowd of Hollywood power players Wednesday morning at The...

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