Housing Crisis Documentary Centers on Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A documentary on Baltimore’s housing crisis has entered the final stages of negotiating its distribution deal. “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas,” produced and directed by Giorgio Angelini, delves into...

Gates Hopes to Enlighten Americans About Reconstruction

By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Historian Henry Louis Gates can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school. That's when he heard about the end...

Karimah Westbrook Plays Plucky Mom in New Series (All American)

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Like many actors, Karimah Westbrook is a woman of many talents. Not only does she act, she is also a writer, dancer and an accomplished painter. In fact,...

Dave Chappelle Making His Broadway Debut This Summer

By Chelsea Lenora White HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut this summer. Chappelle will perform five shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, from July 9 through July 13. The theater...

Netflix Teases Upcoming Beyonce Special ‘Homecoming’

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It took just one word for Netflix to send Beyonce fans into a full-on freak out. The streaming giant on Sunday posted on its social media channels a yellow image...

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...

Smollett Developments Leave Some Baffled, Others Outraged

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by...

A Lifelong Friendship Fuels the Chemistry of ‘Blindspotting’

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daveed Diggs was busy. Too busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering...

Tamron Hall Gets A New Talk Show, Announces Baby News

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamron Hall is having a baby and getting her own talk show. The former NBC "Today" show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she's pregnant. She wrote that...

The New ‘Superfly’ Isn’t Great, But It’s Worth Seeing

By Vance Brinkley, Special to the AFRO So, while everyone was probably watching “The Incredibles” over the weekend, I paid money to see the new “Superfly,” a film with such a small marketing budget that it...

John Singleton’s Daughter Disputes That He’s In A Coma

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daughter of "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton disputed his mother's account that he's in a coma in a court filing Friday, saying...

Jussie Smollett Strikes Emotional Chord: Attackers Won’t Win

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jussie Smollett was blunt, emotional and defiantly determined Saturday night at a Southern California concert some urged him not to play, telling the crowd...

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