Recreating ‘Aladdin’s’ Magic with Will Smith and Fresh Faces

By LINDSEY BAHR and CINDY MARTIN Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a...

New Short Film Imagines Malcolm X’s Views on Modern Issues

By AFRO Staff May 19 marks the birthday of civil rights icon Malcolm X. He would have been 94. In honor of his birthday, a new short film, “MALCOLM” was recently released which imagines an interview...

Cardi B Tops BET Noms, Nipsey Hussle Up For 1

By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET told the Associated...

Viola Davis Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis and Campaign to Raise Awareness

By Stacy M. Brown,  NNPA Newswire Correspondent Academy Award winner Viola Davis has opened up about her prediabetes diagnosis, sharing that she comes from a family with a history of type 2 diabetes. “I’m one of...

Spinoff of ABC’s ‘black-ish’ to Focus on Mixed-Race Issues

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spinoff of the ABC sitcom "black-ish" will focus on a young Rainbow Johnson and her challenges growing up in the 1980s. ABC said Thursday that the new...

MTV Launches ‘Save Our Moms’ Campaign to Combat Mortality

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching a campaign aimed at stemming the rise of maternal mortality in the U.S. Thursday's launch of "Save Our Moms" comes as Mother's Day approaches and...

CNN to Make Documentary on Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that "Gideon's Army" director Dawn Porter is helming...

R. Kelly Judgment Withdrawn After Lawyers Say He Can’t Read

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly spent much of Wednesday in court, with his lawyer explaining to one judge that the singer didn't respond to a lawsuit brought by one of his...

Chappelle to Receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program, "Chappelle's...

VH1’S T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle

By Valder Beebe, Texas Metro News Columnist Texas Metro News:  Every day is a new day so make it your best day. Enjoy the joys of life, make wise use of your time and embrace...

3 Black Women Win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women...

New Musical Shares Motown History Through Lens of a Love Story

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Marvin Gaye sang “Pride & Joy” in the early 1960s it was thought to be a tribute to his beloved girlfriend turned wife, Anna Gordy Gaye.  Over 55...
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