Cosby Prosecutors Defend Accusers’ Testimony, Fight Appeal

By The Associated Press Prosecutors who won a conviction in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case defended their work as they fight the imprisoned actor's latest appeal. Cosby, 82, has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review...

FILM REVIEW: The Gentlemen

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a sign of the times. Marijuana, which has been illegal in so many places for so long, is about to go legit in the United Kingdom....

Winfrey Details her Decision to Withdraw From Simmons Film

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the...

Cannes Does ‘Right Thing’ in Appointing Spike Lee to Lead

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first Black person to hold the post in the event's 73-year history. Festival...

Cicely Tyson Savors Life, New OWN Series at 95

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Cicely Tyson doesn't quibble with those who marvel at her long life and career, now in its eighth decade. The acclaimed actress said she doesn't...

Sterling K. Brown, Scarlett Johansson, Among SAG Awards Presenters

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi will be up for Screen Actors Guild Awards and also handing them out at Sunday's ceremony.  They're part of a...

‘Just Mercy’ Exclusive: Stevenson Highlights Criminal Injustice

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) set the stage for a red carpet premiere of Just Mercy and more importantly offered a platform for a powerful...

Film Review: ‘Underwater’

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic “Can you admit we must leave?” If your nervous, sweaty-browed commander asks you that, it’s time to flee. Tapping into imminent-danger fear is the cornerstone of any great thriller....

Issa Rae: Movie Academy ‘Needs To Do Better’ On Diversity

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Issa Rae's quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack...

Tiffany Haddish “Like A Boss” Interview

By Afro.com / Be Inspired Global The AFRO Washington Editor Micha Green, interviews comedian Tiffany Haddish about her new film "Like A Boss."

Leslie Jones to Host ABC Revival of ‘Supermarket Sweep’

By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Jones is joining the ranks of television game-show hosts. The former “Saturday Night Live” star will host a new version of “Supermarket Sweep,” which originally aired on...

Black News Channel Network Launch Fulfills Lifelong Dream of JC Watts

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Washington, DC — On January 6, 2020, the Black News Channel (BNC) will become the nation’s only 24-hour news and information television network focused primarily on African...

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