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."

Leslie Jones to Host ABC Revival of ‘Supermarket Sweep’

By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Jones is joining the ranks of television game-show hosts. The former “Saturday Night Live” star will host a new version of “Supermarket Sweep,” which originally aired on...

Black News Channel Network Launch Fulfills Lifelong Dream of JC Watts

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Washington, DC — On January 6, 2020, the Black News Channel (BNC) will become the nation’s only 24-hour news and information television network focused primarily on African...

‘Jersey Boys’ Offers Holiday Entertainment

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] It might not be a holiday show, but between the current political divide, crowded streets and markets, and all the mixed emotions associated with ushering out an old year and beginning...

Just Mercy

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a story about justice and redemption.  A young Harvard-educated lawyer, Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), could have his pick of law firms. Instead, he heads to rural Alabama...

2019 Breakthrough Entertainer: A star-making year for Majors

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — How is a great actor made? For Jonathan Majors, the 30-year-old breakout star of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," it started in drama...

Review: Jordan and Foxx Shine in Urgent Drama ‘Just Mercy’

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer There's usually one film that tops lists whenever powerful legal thrillers are debated — "To Kill a Mockingbird," set in the 1930s. Now comes a film showing how little...

NNPA Presents: The Best Films of 2019

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019, they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera.  These movies entertained, educated and often inspired...

Bill Cosby Loses Appeal of Sexual Assault Conviction

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge’s decision to let five other accusers testify. The Superior Court...

The AP Names ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Top TV Show of 2019

By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press "Surviving R. Kelly," Lifetime. No other series made the kind of real world impact that this one did. Allegations of sexual abuse against minors followed R. Kelly for...

Belafonte Recalls Horne’s Activism as Solange is Honored

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her...

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