Morgan Freeman Apologizes in Wake of Harassment Accusations

By The Associated Press Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of...

‘Breaking Big’ Set to Showcase Success

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO “Come here boy, you need a hug.” In a previous interview with another publication, Carlos Watson revealed that this was the way his mother would greet him on the...

In Cannes, Spike Lee lambasts Trump Over White Supremacists

By The Associated Press In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent White supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lee...

Ava Duvernay, Khadja Nin, 80 Others, Protest at Cannes

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved...

Ryan Coogler Reflects on Tsunami That is ‘Black Panther’

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, filmmaker Ryan Coogler reflected on the historic sensation of "Black Panther" and the changes he hopes it might...

Crow, Common Part of New Grammys Inclusion Task Force

By The Associated Press Sheryl Crow and Common are among the artists and executives on the Recording Academy's new task force on inclusion and diversity. The academy announced the team's 16 members — 13 of whom...

TV Expands Media Choices for Black Content

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Back in 2012, Deshuna Spencer became excited to see some of the Black independent films that she read about regularly on websites dedicated to the subject, “I didn’t have...

‘Black Mother’ Explores the Underbelly of Jamaica

By Jannah Johnson, Special to the AFRO Starting May 2nd the Maryland Film Festival will be taking place in Baltimore’s North Station, showcasing over 40 films and 10 short programs. One film that stands out is...

Wife: Cosby Convicted By ‘Mob Justice, Not Real Justice’

By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's wife called May 3 for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison...

Actress Paula Newsome Talks About Her Role in HBO Hit Series Barry

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The youngest of three girls, actress Paula Newsome has always described her upbringing as “Like the Huxtables.” She admits that it has gotten much harder to characterize her family...

Black Comic Who Called Cosby A Rapist Credited after His Conviction

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby's conviction April 26 on charges...

MSNBC Host Joy Reid Entangled in Hacker, Homophobic Slurs Scandal

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. editor, mgreen@afro.com Time traveling hacks may have made perfect sense for retroactive mayhem in the movie “Back to the Future,” yet few people believed MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid’s statement that an “external...

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