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...

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...

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...

TV Expands Media Choices for Black Content

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Back in 2012, Deshuna Spencer became excited to see some of the Black independent films that she read about regularly on websites dedicated to the subject, “I didn’t have...

Don’t Miss the Rear View in the Hitchcock Homage: NUMBER 37

New York, NY, October 8, 2018 – Dark Star Pictures is pleased to announce that it has secured a U.S. theatrical release for the suspense thriller Number 37, beginning Friday, November 2, 2018. In her debut feature film Number 37,...

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...

FX Plans: Chris Rock, Nick Offerman, Joining ‘Fargo’

By The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal...

Cenac’s Comedy Series Aims to Inform as Well as Entertain

By The Associated Press Wyatt Cenac, the latest entrant in late-night television comedy with a series that debuts Friday on HBO, took inspiration from John Oliver in his desire to inform along with being entertaining. Cenac's...

Tyler Perry and Tiffany Haddish Somber at Film Premiere

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At the world premiere of his new film, "Nobody's Fool," Tyler Perry hoped that "good people" from all backgrounds will "step up and do the right thing"...

Wife: Cosby Convicted By ‘Mob Justice, Not Real Justice’

By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's wife called May 3 for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison...

Laz Alonso Shows a Whole Different Side in New Film

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO It was a reunion of old friends for Laz Alonso and his co-stars in his new film “Traffik,” which opens April 20. “I've known Roselyn Sanchez for over 10...

Netflix’s Top Spokesman Fired Over Use of Racial Slur

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the...

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