Tiffany Haddish Leads African-American Emmys Sweep

By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer Tiffany Haddish led an African-American sweep of Emmy Awards for TV series guest actors, a landmark moment in the entertainment industry's effort to foster diversity. Haddish was honored at Saturday’s creative...

Meagan Good, Star of ‘A Boy A Girl A Dream,’ Talks Putting Faith Into...

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Meagan Good was puzzled when producer Datari Turner, who she describes as being “like a brother to me” handed her the script for their latest big screen collaboration, “A...

‘Cosby’ Actor Thankful for Support about Grocery Store Job

By The Associated Press An actor who was a regular on "The Cosby Show" said he's thankful for the support he has received since photos of him working at a grocery store showed up on...

Wendell Pierce’s Latest Role Highlights Blacks in Intelligence Services

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Harriet Tubman was the first woman in the U.S. to lead a military expedition. As extraordinary a feat as it was for her to have freed numerous enslaved African-Americans,...

Robert Townsend and the Secrets Behind ‘The Five Heartbeats’

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For one night only, fans of the 1991 Robert Townsend film, ‘The Five Heartbeats’ will be able to get an up, close and personal look at the behind-the-scenes action...

From ‘The New Edition Story’ to Feature Film

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The new film “Kin” is actor Myles Truitt’s first feature length film and he is really, really excited about it. “The directors Josh and Jonathan Baker, they really set...

Virginia Native Awaits Big Break in “The Color Purple”

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Jamal James is literally waiting in the wings to take the stage in the national tour of “The Color Purple” — he unfortunately can’t go on unless...

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Sets Exclusive Netflix Deal

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV creator to jump from...

His Name is Idris Elba, but Will He Be First Black Bond?

The Associated Press British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him...

D.C. Resident Discusses Casting on T.I’s Newest Reality Show ‘The Grand Hustle’

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO If being a Grammy Award-winning artist, successful media mogul and reality television star isn’t enough, then maybe Atlanta’s very own T.I. might finally be content with his latest business...

International Film Festival Explores Black Life Around the World

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When groundbreaking films such as “Black Panther” do well, they have the power to uplift Blacks around the world by representing a swath of the Black experience and...

Ajani Amiri Thomas Named DC’s Filmmaker of the Month

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Calling him “bold, motivated, and unafraid to tackle true stories,” the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment is recognizing Ajani Amiri Thomas as the August...

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