Baltimore Film Debut: Meet Ms. Renaissance

By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  Meet Ms. Renaissance: she’s ambitious, she’s driven, but “to find her dream career, she just might have to try them all.” On Oct. 19, catch the pilot episode of Ambre Anderson’s...

Theatre Review: Celebrating Milestones, Keeping the Music Alive

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Once audiences at Studio’s Doubt: A Parable can get past the strong, and at times, seemingly exaggerated accents, and loud noises from outside the theatre, they’re transported from present day...

Who’s Hurting Black Girls in School? 

By AFRO Staff Women in the Room Productions announced its premiere schedule for “Pushout: The  Criminalization Of Black Girls in Schools, Friday.” The documentary aims to feature “a close look at the educational, judicial and societal...

Festival to Highlight Black ‘Films with a Purpose’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia On Saturday, October 12, at Los Angeles Center Studios in California, and in conjunction with its anniversary, the nonprofit Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will present...

OWN to Release New Holiday Movies

By AFRO Staff Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The first and only network named for, and inspired by, a...

Ford’s ‘Fences’ Reminds Audiences of Hard Truths

By Micha Green, AFRO Washignton, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Are fences used to keep people in or keep other factors out? Audiences are left begging this question throughout the Ford’s Theatre production of Fences by August Wilson and directed...

Tyler Perry Christens New Studio

By RON HARRIS Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his...

MACRO X Howard Summit Joins Homecoming Lineup on Oct. 8

PRNewswire -- Howard University presents the first-ever MACRO X Howard Summit, a day-long series of screenings and panel discussions for students interested in careers within the entertainment industry, on Oct. 8 in Cramton Auditorium. Powered...

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

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...

Jitney Poses Old Questions to New Audiences

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Modern audiences are all too familiar with topics regarding racial inequities, widespread gentrification, car service regulations, senseless violence, PTSD and unhealthy relationships with parents and children, which is why...

Theatre Review: An Artistic, Chilling Conversation on Colorism

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When walking in the theatre for Round House’s “School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play,” audiences suddenly leave an artistic center and are transported to a high school...

Wesley Snipes Says He’s Moving on From ‘Blade’ Character

By RYAN PEARSON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The news that another actor was cast as vampire hunter Blade came as a surprise to Wesley Snipes, who portrayed the character in three successful...

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