Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “When They See Us” has been the most-watched series on Netflix in the U.S. every day since it premiered on May 31,” according to Netflix’s Twitter account on...

Documentary Emphasizes Power of Forgiveness

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] June 17, 2015, a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church turned into a bloody crime scene.  June 17, 2015, nine innocent people in their safe...

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...

From Snoop Dogg to President Obama: Tributes to Community Activist Nipsey Hussle

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing. He was 33. Though...

AFRO Exclusive: ‘Harriet’ Depicts a True, Black Superhero, Stars Weigh In

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] This reporter has seen award-winning director Kaci Lemmons’ “Harriet,” starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. twice at two different premiers- the first time because it was necessary in...

25 years After Spurning NBA Jam, Jordan Invests in Esports

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter century after being famously excluded from the cult favorite video game NBA Jam, Michael Jordan is investing in esports. Jordan on Thursday was announced as an...

Supreme Court Justices Weigh In On Cable TV Civil Rights Lawsuit

By Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen wants TV viewers to watch the channels his company produces — from one that runs "Judge Judy"-like shows all day to those dedicated to...

Nipsey Hussle Becomes Face of Downtown LA on Day of Memorial

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's face was everywhere outside the Staples Center on Thursday, where a mood of festival and celebration stood in contrast to the somber memorial...

Ajani Amiri Thomas Named DC’s Filmmaker of the Month

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Calling him “bold, motivated, and unafraid to tackle true stories,” the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment is recognizing Ajani Amiri Thomas as the August...

Grammy-Nominated Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot and Killed at 33

By MESFIN FEKADU and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said,...

Entertainers Address Social Injustice Issues at Super Bowl

By George Henry and Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Big-name entertainers believe social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl and are ensuring the topic that ignited a political firestorm that engulfed the NFL...

Raven-Symone Plans on Motherhood, Her Degree & Directing TV

By Allison Kugel, Special to the AFRO Raven-Symone's alter ego, Raven Baxter, has been a staple on The Disney Channel since the child actor turned Hollywood renaissance woman debuted her famous character on the hit...

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