First African-American Top Network Executive Exiting ABC

By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will...

Goldberg, Hathaway, Bourdain Among NJ Hall of Fame Nominees

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Anne Hathaway, comedian Chris Rock, "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Anthony Bourdain are among the latest nominees...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sells More Than 725,000 Copies

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — First day sales for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that...

Mrs. Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Led Her to Speak Out

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in...

Kim Porter, Diddy’s Former Longtime Girlfriend, Dies at 47

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her...

Sonia Sanchez Inspires DC Audiences and Weighs in on Gentrification

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Busboys and Poets offered up another inspirational evening with none other than the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez. On November 5, Sanchez shared an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the...

Curtiss Cook On The Power of Family

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Beyond a doubt, actor Curtiss Cook has mastered the art of the hustle. The Ohio born and raised actor is in three (count them, three!) television shows; all...

Artmattan Lands U.S. Rights to UK Race Drama ‘No Shade’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By AFRO Staff Artmattan Productions has acquired U.S. rights to Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s romantic feature film debut No Shade, produced by BUFF Originals - the production arm of the British Urban Film Festival. Written and directed by...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for...

African Diaspora Film Festival Takes on ‘Who is Black in America?’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia The 26th annual installment of the African Diaspora International Film Festival promises to tackle the topic: “Who is Black in America?” The popular festival, which showcases black filmmakers, actors,...

Comic Book Icon Stan Lee, Dead at 95

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Stan Lee, the irrepressible creator of a phalanx of comic book superheroes including, the Black Panther, Spiderman, Thor and Captain America has died. He was 95. According to multiple reports, Lee...

Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and Expressing Her Femininity

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer TORONTO (AP) — To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing...

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