First African-American Top Network Executive Exiting ABC

By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will...

Goldberg, Hathaway, Bourdain Among NJ Hall of Fame Nominees

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Anne Hathaway, comedian Chris Rock, "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Anthony Bourdain are among the latest nominees...

Kim Porter, Diddy’s Former Longtime Girlfriend, Dies at 47

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her...

Curtiss Cook On The Power of Family

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Beyond a doubt, actor Curtiss Cook has mastered the art of the hustle. The Ohio born and raised actor is in three (count them, three!) television shows; all...

Artmattan Lands U.S. Rights to UK Race Drama ‘No Shade’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By AFRO Staff Artmattan Productions has acquired U.S. rights to Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s romantic feature film debut No Shade, produced by BUFF Originals - the production arm of the British Urban Film Festival. Written and directed by...

African Diaspora Film Festival Takes on ‘Who is Black in America?’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia The 26th annual installment of the African Diaspora International Film Festival promises to tackle the topic: “Who is Black in America?” The popular festival, which showcases black filmmakers, actors,...

Comic Book Icon Stan Lee, Dead at 95

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Stan Lee, the irrepressible creator of a phalanx of comic book superheroes including, the Black Panther, Spiderman, Thor and Captain America has died. He was 95. According to multiple reports, Lee...

Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and Expressing Her Femininity

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer TORONTO (AP) — To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing...

Documentary to Feature School Backed by LeBron James

By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Akron Public Schools has approved...

Actor Viggo Mortensen Apologizes for Using Racial Slur

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Viggo Mortensen has apologized for using a racial slur during a panel discussion about his new film "Green Book." Mortensen, who is White, appeared Wednesday at the...

The Rookie Actress Afton Williamson Remembers Legendary Scribe Ntozake Shange

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Sad news of Ntozake Shange’s passing broke the weekend actress Afton Williamson flew home to New York City from Los Angeles. The groundbreaking poet, author, and playwright held...

Oscar Buzz Accompanies Release of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Oscar discussions for “If Beale Street Could Talk” began in earnest after several screenings, including a special premiere screening at New York’s famed Apollo Theater. “ is a...

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