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...

Public Enemy’s Keith Shocklee Turns his Heart Attack Into a Call to Action

American Heart Association News Don't take Keith Shocklee's word for it when he says he didn't look like someone about to have a heart attack. Check his photos from 2018 and you'll find a producer who...

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...

‘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...

Local Chef Breaks Food Out of the Box

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Sometimes having “no rules,” is where creativity thrives, and clearly that’s the case when it comes to Chef Damian Brown and the memorable, delicious, nostalgia inducing food he’s whipping up...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Happy Birthday To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hello everyone, how are you? I am telling you right now it will be a busy weekend, so many events and...

Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode,...

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."

The Coat Check

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO At the age of nine, my daughter had developed a habit of not hanging up her coat. She would come home, toss her coat on the back of a chair,...

Studio Announces New Associate Artistic Director

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Studio Theatre and Artistic Director David Muse announced a new Associate Artistic Director is joining the team, adding a dose of Blackness to their group of celebrated artists and arts administrators. ...

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