TV and Film

Actress Brittany Inge Plays Complex Crystal on BET’s Boomerang

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By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The BET series Boomerang doesn’t take place on a college campus but has the potential to be for this generation of young people what A Different World was for young adults in the...

‘Straight Crankin’ Goes South

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By Brianna N. McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The sounds of Chocolate City are making their way down South this summer, where Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary has been nominated in the documentary category at the 10th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival.  In September...

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...

Kevin Hart Says He’s Considering Oscar Hosting Gig Again

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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 two days after being named...

21 Savage ‘Wasn’t Hiding’ Being British, Feared Deportation

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By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is...

Grammy-Nominated Rapper 21 Savage in US Immigration Custody

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By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was taken into federal immigration custody early Sunday, authorities said. The artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation in the Atlanta area...

Cameron Boyce, Grandson of Clinton 12 Jo Ann Boyce, Remembered

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor The world is mourning the loss of Disneystar Cameron Boyce who passed away Saturday due to an ongoing medical condition. Boyce, 20, who starred in Disney's Descendants franchise, was found unresponsive at his home...

Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will...

Prosecutor Asks for Review of How Smollett Case was Handled

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By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney said Friday that she has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others...

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...

NAACP Image Awards to Televise Live From Dolby Theatre

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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 will be televised on the...

Robert Townsend and the Secrets Behind ‘The Five Heartbeats’

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com For one night only, fans of the 1991 Robert Townsend film, ‘The Five Heartbeats’ will be able to get an up, close and personal look at the behind-the-scenes action that made the movie heralded...

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