Oprah-Backed ‘Rape of Recy Taylor’ Recounts Black Woman’s Ordeal

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded #MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point. "Recy Taylor, a name I...

Black Exec Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Star’s Racist Tweet

By The Associated Press ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

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...

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...

Black Comic Who Called Cosby A Rapist Credited after His Conviction

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby's conviction April 26 on charges...

Florida Republican Leader Posts Support for Roseanne’s Racist Tweet

The Associated Press A Republican leader in Florida has said he doesn't understand the anger generated by Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing a former adviser to President Barack Obama to an ape. Lake County Republican Committeeman Ralph...

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...

Baltimore’s Jess Hilarious Talks New Fox Comedy ‘Rel’

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Fox’s new sitcom “Rel” is a multi-camera comedy show based on comic Rel Howery’s life. In it he portrays a recently separated husband whose wife had an affair...

Baltimore School for the Arts Alum Making New TV Show for Millennials

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Imani Robinson, a Baltimore native, actor, alumna of the Baltimore School for the Arts and television writer is looking to produce a new show called “3 Blind Mice.” But...

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...

Baltimore’s Dara Renee Stars in Disney’s Latest ‘Freaky Friday’ Remake

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO When Dara Renee first moved to Baltimore as a young girl, it was a rough transition.  She tells the AFRO, “It was hard at first because I like had...

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