ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Lee’s `BlacKkKlansman’ Wins at Cannes

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] For the first time in his storied career, filmmaker Spike Lee captured an award at the venerable Cannes Film Festival in France, for what may be his most controversial film...

    Janet Jackson Shines at Billboard Music Awards

    By The Associated Press The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer...

    Oprah to Idris Elba: Celebrities Spice Up Royal Wedding

    By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to St. George's Chapel on Instagram. Idris Elba smiled broadly as he escorted his fiancee, model...

    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...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you and I think to myself what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white...

    ‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Honors Howard Graduates

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Chadwick Boseman strolled onto Howard University’s campus as a bankable box-office star and walked away with another title on graduation day – doctor. The Howard alumnus and star of...

    Gayle King Blabbed About Her Bestie Oprah’s Alleged Weed Habit

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Although she’s been successful in her own right, whenever Gayle King, CBS This Morning anchor and official best friend to Oprah Winfrey, gets interviewed, she often is expected to...

    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...

    Oprah Keeps it Unpresidential in Address to California Grads

    By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey paused before talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California. Then she decided...

    R. Kelly Stages Racy Performance Amid Protest, Allegations

    By TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week. Interspersing...

    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...

    Rapper Juelz Santana Pleads Not Guilty to Airport Gun Charge

    By The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana says he's working on new music while under home confinement after authorities said he tried to bring a gun on a plane at Newark...

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