Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart Will Host 2019 Oscars

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream. Hart announced his selection...

Black Exec Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Star’s Racist Tweet

By The Associated Press ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and...

Documentary to Feature School Backed by LeBron James

By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Akron Public Schools has approved...

Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

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...

International Film Festival Explores Black Life Around the World

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When groundbreaking films such as “Black Panther” do well, they have the power to uplift Blacks around the world by representing a swath of the Black experience and...

Forest Whitaker Files For Divorce From Keisha Nash-Whitaker

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forest Whitaker has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Keisha Nash-Whitaker. The 57-year-old "Black Panther" actor cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing Thursday in...

PRESSROOM: Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces, “She’s Back,” First New Album in Five Years

Written by NNPA Project kicks off with release of a new rendition of “What the World Needs Now” Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on...

BET News Presents: “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL” Hosted by Soledad O’Brien Sunday,...

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--BET News presents “ AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL.” Hosted and moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist, Soledad O’Brien, this critical and timely primetime special brings together some of the most influential voices...

Keith David on His Preacher Character’s Evolution on ‘Greenleaf’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Arguably one of the most interesting themes in good drama is the relationship between father and son. Films and plays like “The Godfather,” “Boyz n The Hood” and “Fences”...

AFRO Exclusive: Smollett Siblings Team Up for New Lifestyle Series

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Let’s be real- despite any negative publicity its seen in the last few months- the Smollett family name has been in Black Hollywood for about three decades.  With two...

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...

FX Plans: Chris Rock, Nick Offerman, Joining ‘Fargo’

By The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal...

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