TV and Film

OPRAH WINFREY ON OWN’s NEW SERIES ‘FEAR NOT WITH IYANLA VANZANT’ PREMIERING SATURDAY, MAY...

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Los Angeles – OWN’s new series “Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant,” is premiering this Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. This week’s premiere episode will feature Oprah Winfrey and Bebe Winans. Executive Produced and hosted by popular inspirational life...

Documentary About Modern Day Slavery

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EDWIN FREEMAN'S FILM "MODERN DAY SLAVERY" SHOWS HOW THE U.S. JUSTICE SYSTEM PERPETUATES SLAVERY Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Actor Edwin Freeman, best known for his roles in the 2009 Fox Searchlight biopic Notorious, and the 2016 Marvel/Netflix series Luke Cage makes...

Whitfield’s Male vs. Man

By Ariel Chrysann AFRO Intern Of all the obstacles we face everyday, some are more challenging to overcome  than others. Dondre Whitfield, a man with over three decades in the television and film industry, has also made a name for himself...

Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 87

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By KRISTIN M. HALL, AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock 'n' roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing Black R&B to White...

Andre Harrell, Pioneering Rap Mogul, Dies at 59

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By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A pioneering record executive has died. Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Record and former head of Motown Records, passed late Thursday night. His ex-wife, Wendy Credle, gave the New York Times heart...

‘Let’s Make a Deal’ Asks Frontline Staff to Join its Special

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Wayne Brady and the folks at "Let's Make a Deal" want to honor those fighting the coronavirus — and they don't have to wear their capes if they don't want...

Don Lemon Calls Trump Out

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By Jessica Dortch Production Editor jdortch@afro.com Longtime CNN Anchor Don Lemon aired his grievances about President Trump on live television May 3. The monologue came after a video of former President Barack Obama endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden was played.  Immediately following...

Blue Story Review

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic “They act like guns are toys until they get shot.” That’s it. Kids playing games and suffering grownup consequences. It’s a symptom of misguided adolescent gang life. With a great feel for modern...

BLERDBINDER: Content That Makes the Lockdown Countdown Seem Shorter

NNPA NEWSWIRE — If you are a college student who is currently missing campus life right now, I am happy to say that the Spike Lee Joint, School Daze, has was recently added to the Netflix library. So, if...

Stars Deliver Inspirational Messages in Call to Unite Event

By The Associated Press Director Lee Daniels talked about past drug use and urged people not to give into the temptation to abuse drugs during the coronavirus pandemic, saying "You are not alone." Actress Eva Longoria said the pandemic is...

Press Release: Michelle Obama Documentary Dropping On Netflix May 6

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(Black PR Wire) — “Becoming,” a new documentary based on Michelle Obama’s best-selling book of the same name, is coming to the Netflix lineup on May 6. The film, directed by Nadia Hallgren, follows Obama across 34 cities for her...

Review: In ‘All Day and a Night,’ A Circular Crime Drama

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer Joe Robert Cole's "All Day and a Night" is a tough and anguished drama that somberly spirals around the circular tragedies of crime and incarceration. It's the directorial debut of Cole, who co-wrote "Black Panther" and...

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