Nick Cannon Sees Irony In The Way Oscars Handled Kevin Hart

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture...

Smollet Siblings Whip Up Family Recipes for the Holiday

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Smollet siblings, Jazz and Jake, sister and brother to actors Jussie Smollett and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, are bringing family traditions and delicious eats to audiences through the TV ONE special,...

With Kevin Hart’s Downfall, Hosting the Oscars Got Harder

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay...

‘Black Panther,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Among AFI Awards Honorees

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther," ''A Star Is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are among the American Film Institute's top 10 films of the year. AFI announced its selections for the...

Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye Draw Crowds During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives, and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous Art...

Serena Williams Launches Pop-up Shop During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman...

Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host Over his Past Anti-Gay Tweets

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping...

Marianne Jean-Baptiste Plays Military Mom For Homecoming

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The character of Gloria Cruz is certainly not the first concerned Black mother to grace television screens. However, those characters too often languish in their pain, constrained by...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone! I truly hope you had a good week. If not, just remember this is the week God has made and it will get better. I believe the...

‘Black Panther’ Poised to Become an Oscars Heavyweight

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" has, in a way, already been to the Oscars. Much of the film's cast was eagerly highlighted at March's ceremony: a welcome splash of blockbuster...

British Director Anyiam-Osigwe Strikes a Nerve with No Shade

By Barrington M. Salmon, NNPA Newswire Contributing Writer Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, a first-time director, is enjoying the type of success usually reserved for veteran filmmakers. Her film debut, ‘No Shade’ is a witty, wry romantic story...

Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios 

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will portray legendary politician Shirley Chisholm in a feature film for Amazon Studios. Chisholm was the first African American woman in U.S. history to be elected...

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