Oprah Wellness Tour to Feature All-Star Lineup

By AFRO Staff Need a little boost to keep those New Year resolutions? Well, help is one the way.  Media mogul and lifestyle influencer Oprah Winfrey is kicking off 2020 with a cross-coutntry wellness tour, and...

Gabrielle Union Speaks Out Amid Reports She’s Off NBC Show

By The Associated Press Gabrielle Union thanked supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from "America's Got Talent" after complaining about racism and other alleged on-set issues. "Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone......

Film Review: In Fabric

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic She thought she was simply buying a sexy red dress, off the rack. But when that frock came home with her, so did the supernatural. Writer/director Peter Strickland...

NAACP Image Awards to be Televised on BET for First Time

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised for the first time on BET. NAACP and the cable network announced Monday that the 51st awards ceremony will be held...

Review: ‘Queen & Slim’ is Romantic, Urgent and Beautiful

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in “Queen & Slim.” Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. The...

NNPA NEWSWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby Speaks from Prison

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia November 24, 2019 — Bill Cosby breaks his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penetentiary near Philadelphia. Today, in...

AFRO’s Micha Green Interviews The Cast Of ‘WAVES’

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Washington D.C Editor Micha Green interviews the cast of WAVES!!

As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia More than a year has passed since Bill Cosby began a three-to-10-year sentence at a maximum-security prison near Philadelphia following his conviction on charges of aggravated indecent assault. Throughout...

Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Discrimination In Show Offer

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...

Millennial Filmmaker Speaks on Race, Politics in Documentary

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Asia Norris is a millennial filmmaker with a baby boomer’s perspective. She sees life through a prism of historic context and uses new media approaches to tell stories.  Norris...

20 Years Later ‘Rent’ Resonates With D.C. Audiences

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor  This reporter must start by saying, “Rent,” is my favorite musical.  I had to remind myself before entering the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., that I could not...

Black News Channel Now to Launch to a Larger Viewing Audience

Written by the NNPA Tallahassee, Florida—November 6, 2019–Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more...

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