Fox’s ‘Masked Singer’ Draws a Strong Audience for Debut

By DAVID BAUDER ,  AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fox hoped to use a week when there wasn't much else on broadcast television besides football to draw attention to its new competition "The Masked...

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...

‘StarTalk’ Season on Hold Amid Claims Against Host Tyson

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The current season of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "StarTalk" series is on hold amid sexual misconduct claims against the prominent astrophysicist. The National Geographic channel said Thursday new episodes...

NAACP Image Awards to Televise Live From Dolby Theatre

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre. NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony...

Kevin Hart Says He’s Considering Oscar Hosting Gig Again

By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he'll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Hart had backed away...

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Snag PGA Nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers behind hits "Black Panther," ''Crazy Rich Asians," ''A Star Is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the 10 nominees for the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards. The...

Keith Hamilton Cobb Brings American Moor Back To D.C.

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer What is the old saying? History has a way of repeating itself? If that is true actor Keith Hamilton Cobb hopes to add something new to the conversation of...

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...

Forest Whitaker Files For Divorce From Keisha Nash-Whitaker

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forest Whitaker has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Keisha Nash-Whitaker. The 57-year-old "Black Panther" actor cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing Thursday in...

AfroPop Producer On Bringing the African Diaspora to the Living Room

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Seeing the need for more programming that reflected the fullness of the Black diasporic experience, filmmaker Duana Butler and Co-Executive Producer Leslie Fields-Cruz, decided to do something about...

Hughley Brings “The Funny” To IMPROV

By M.P. Stone, Contributing Editor, Texas Metro News D.L. Hughley truly did “bring it” this past weekend at the Addison Improv and he brought four more of the fun­niest men on the planet with him. It...

Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Marks 60 Years By Looking Back At Its Founder

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was March 1958 when an African-American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers...

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