Saturday, September 19, 2020

TV and Film

Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Discrimination In Show Offer

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By Andrew Dalton, AP Entertainment Writer Mo’Nique sued Netflix on Nov. 14 for race and sex discrimination in its offer for a proposed comedy special, accusing the streaming service of giving her a lowball offer that was part of a larger...

Documentary Stamps Prince George’s Basketball Skills

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@54.204.251.142 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,...

If Proven, Smollett Allegations Could Be a ‘Career Killer’

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By LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett has been enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance...

Premature

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic They’re just kids. Trash talking. Ranting, joking and flirting. Hanging out in packs. Smoking blunts, twerking up on each other at dance parties and dabbling in sex. They think they’re grown. But...

‘Hair Love’ Director Wants to Win Oscar in Honor of Kobe

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By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Matthew A. Cherry became an Oscar nominee, that was initially good enough for him, until he heard about the death of Kobe Bryant, a former professional athlete —...

Exceptional Director, B. Monet, Rides into History with Cadillac

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia You can call Brittany Fennell by her given name, her last name or by the moniker that has driven her to fame, “B. Monet.” However, the award-winning writer and director from Silver Spring, Maryland,...

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...

‘Black Is King’

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By Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer Beyoncé's new film “Black Is King” takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search...

Oprah-Backed ‘Rape of Recy Taylor’ Recounts Black Woman’s Ordeal

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By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point. "Recy Taylor, a name I know, and I think you...

Big Art, Small Package: Tiny Plays Offered to Stage at Home

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By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too...

Ex-Reality TV Cast Member Gets 1-year Term in Fraud Case

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A former cast member of the reality TV series "Bad Girls Club" was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the debit card information of a man found dead from a...

‘Power’ Heads Toward Its Finale, But Its Influence Grows

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By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the...

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