AFRO Exclusive Interview: New Film, ‘Coins For Christmas’, Gives the Gift of Laughs...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C., [email protected] Despite the religious history behind the celebration of Christmas, the holiday season’s message has been transformed to one of spending and gift-giving.  TV One’s “Coins for Christmas,” however, flips...

In ‘Beale Street,’ A Radiant Portrait of Young Black Love

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer Barry Jenkins years ago went on Etsy to have a James Baldwin quote embroidered onto his leather phone case. The line so resonated with the filmmaker that it's also spoken...

Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

ArtsCentric Musical Retells the Most Famous Story of All

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Literary great Langston Hughes was known for telling stories of everyday life. He captured the life of Black people through poetry, plays, and writings using common vernacular. His...

2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, ‘Black KkKlansman’

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe...

Cosby Lawyers Detail 11 Alleged Trial Errors As They Appeal

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction...

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...

New Film Honors the Life of Harriet Tubman

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When one speaks of freedom fighters, Harriet Tubman’s name should always be among the first – if not highlighted as a primary justice crusader. For it was on this...

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...

Tyler Perry Pays Off $400K Worth of Layaways

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Customers at two suburban Atlanta Walmart stores received a holiday surprise when they found out actor Tyler Perry had paid for their layaway items. Perry, who intended the gift...

‘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...

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