Karimah Westbrook Plays Plucky Mom in New Series (All American)

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Like many actors, Karimah Westbrook is a woman of many talents. Not only does she act, she is also a writer, dancer and an accomplished painter. In fact,...

Animation Film Fest Rescinds Kobe Bryant Invite After Outcry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of...

SNL Spoofs Baltimore Police

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the...

Nickelodeon and Kevin Hart Enter into Exclusive First-Look Deal to Develop and Produce Content...

By The Associated Press BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2018--Nickelodeon has entered into an exclusive first-look deal with comedian, actor and television personality Kevin Hart ( Night School, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Pets ) and his production entity, HartBeat...

Film Review: 40 Years Later, ‘Halloween’ Slashes Again

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer With hollow eyes and sagging cheeks, the flabby white mask of Michael Myers is horror's great blank slate. Project your fears here, it says. Myers doesn't speak. His movements never...

Bill Cosby Switches Up Legal Team With Appeal Looming

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three-to-10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. A court filing Friday says...

Ruth Carter, Black Panther Costume Designer, Inspires Young Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ruth Carter has a portfolio most designers would give up their best set of scissors to have. The film industry veteran graced the stage at Howard University’s Ira Aldridge...

Coogler to Return as Writer-Director of ‘Black Panther 2’

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Coogler isn't leaving Wakanda: The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to "Black Panther." A person close to the production who requested anonymity because...

AMA Host Tracee Ellis Ross Modeled Creations of 10 Black Designers

Tracee Ellis Ross lit up the stage as she hosted the American Music Awards, Oct. 8, modeling outfit after outfit, 10 costume changes in all, each created by an African-American designer. The much sought...

Actress Comedian Phoebe Robinson Talks About Her New Book And Co-Starring With Taraji P....

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Comedian, actress and television writer Phoebe Robinson has also just completed her second book, Everything Is Trash, But It’s Okay. It’s a hilarious yet insightful take on some serious...

TV Academy’s First Black Chair to Step Down After 2 Years

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TV academy's first African-American chairman is stepping down after two years. Hayma Washington told Variety he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus...

Post #MeToo, Opportunity Still a Mixed Bag for Women in Film

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the year after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the rise of #MeToo awareness, women in Hollywood are still processing and evaluating what, if anything,...
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