Documentary Emphasizes Power of Forgiveness

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] June 17, 2015, a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church turned into a bloody crime scene.  June 17, 2015, nine innocent people in their safe...

‘400 Years Later…’Free-ish’

By Kai McDaniels Special tp the AFRO The HBCU Storytellers Project is a unique culmination of social justice activism and meaningful cinematic arts. With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Nate Parker Foundation Inc....

21 Savage ‘Wasn’t Hiding’ Being British, Feared Deportation

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated...

Black Fatherhood Shines in New Animated FIim

By AFRO Staff For the most part, Historically, stories about Black fathers in mainstream media often carry a misleading, yet pervasive tones of absenteeism, hyper masculinity, insensitivity, and irresponsibility, monolithic. But this week, the beauty...

Chicago Police, Fox Dispute Reports About Smollett Attack

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say local media reports that allege the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a hoax are unconfirmed. The reports surfaced late Thursday as detectives were...

Boundary-Pushing Dave Chappelle Receives Mark Twain Award

By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Chappelle has built a career on pushing boundaries and challenging social conventions. But his greatest act of defiance may have come Sunday night at Washington's Kennedy...

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-Nominated, Pioneering Black Actress, Dies

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Entertainment Writer Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first Black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has...

Afghan Women Prevail in War Torn Country

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] One of the beautiful things about theatre, and art in general, is that it has a way of putting faces to the faceless, giving voices to the voiceless and educating...

AMA Host Tracee Ellis Ross Modeled Creations of 10 Black Designers

Tracee Ellis Ross lit up the stage as she hosted the American Music Awards, Oct. 8, modeling outfit after outfit, 10 costume changes in all, each created by an African-American designer. The much sought...

Nipsey Hussle Becomes Face of Downtown LA on Day of Memorial

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's face was everywhere outside the Staples Center on Thursday, where a mood of festival and celebration stood in contrast to the somber memorial...

Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, Two New Black-Centric Networks

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia During a star-studded evening complete with a Red Carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the...

Denzel Washington Kills in ‘The Equalizer 2’

By The Associated Press You won't usually find Denzel Washington in a movie sequel. He just doesn't do them. Something about not wanting to repeat himself. So there must be something special indeed for him...

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