TV and Film

Cardi B, Nicki Minaj to Headline BET Experience Concerts

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards.BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June...

Just Mercy

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a story about justice and redemption.  A young Harvard-educated lawyer, Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), could have his pick of law firms. Instead, he heads to rural Alabama to set up a small...

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 June 12. Though Netflix does...

The Photograph

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a love letter. A missive from filmmaker Stella Meghie to all those who’ve wrecked a romance and wondered if they could pull it back together again. It’s Valentine’s day. Anything is...

Cardi B Tops BET Noms, Nipsey Hussle Up For 1

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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 Press late May 16 that...

‘StarTalk’ Season on Hold Amid Claims Against Host Tyson

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By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The current season of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "StarTalk" series is on hold amid sexual misconduct claims against the prominent astrophysicist. The National Geographic channel said Thursday new episodes of the science-based talk show...

MACRO X Howard Summit Joins Homecoming Lineup on Oct. 8

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PRNewswire -- Howard University presents the first-ever MACRO X Howard Summit, a day-long series of screenings and panel discussions for students interested in careers within the entertainment industry, on Oct. 8 in Cramton Auditorium. Powered by MACRO, a leading media...

Documentary Stamps Prince George’s Basketball Skills

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Although it is a Maryland suburb with one of some of America’s wealthiest Blacks per capita, Prince George’s County is somewhat overshadowed in national attention by the major city it borders- the nation’s capital. However,...

R. Kelly Charged with 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

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By Sara Burnett and Michael Farm, The Associated Press Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Feb. 22 with aggravated sexual abuse...

Actresses Cite Lack of Hollywood Stylists who get Black Hair

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By GARY GERARD HAMILTON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Haddish recalls leaving the set of a big-budget movie in tears in search of someone who could properly do her hair. Lorraine Toussaint blithely recounts the times her tresses...

Tiffany Haddish Tests Her Hot Streak With ‘Nobody’s Fool’

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By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — What's the best thing that's happened to Tiffany Haddish in the past year? Tough question. She takes a deep breath. "Meeting Oprah, getting a Tesla, hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards,...

Dave Chappelle Set To Host Benefit Concert For Ohio Shooting

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By The Associated Press Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting. Chappelle will be among national and local entertainers planned for the main stage at the...

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