Cardi B Leads iHeartRadio Awards With 13 Nods, Drake Has 8

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated...

Executive Producer Dream Hampton Talks “Surviving R. Kelly”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the...

The Latest: R. Kelly’s Attorney Denies Abuse Allegations

By The Associated Press STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly (all times local): 8:25 p.m. An attorney for R. Kelly says abuse allegations made against the R&B star...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ to Premiere as Opening Film at SXSW

By JAKE COYLE , AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that...

Tia Fuller, Fierce Woman in Jazz, Takes Shot at 1st Grammy

By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Tia Fuller was crying in bed. And praising God. She'd just received the news that she was nominated for her first-ever Grammy Award —...

Ali, Jordan, Coogler, AFI Awards Brought out the Stars

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the...

NAACP Image Awards to Televise Live From Dolby Theatre

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre. NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony...

Kevin Hart Says He’s Considering Oscar Hosting Gig Again

By DAVID BAUDER , AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he'll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Hart had backed away...

Foundation Gives $1 Million Grant To Detroit Youth Theatre

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A foundation started by "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller is giving a $1 million grant to the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Mosaic says that the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation grant will be...

Keith Hamilton Cobb Brings American Moor Back To D.C.

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer What is the old saying? History has a way of repeating itself? If that is true actor Keith Hamilton Cobb hopes to add something new to the conversation of...

There’s Still Time to See UnSeen At Portrait Gallery

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Even though The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is technically not on the National Mall geographically, it is still one of the most important museums in the District. Over the...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, Happy New Year to you all. I am hoping that this year will be much better than the last for us all. God has blessed us...

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