Producer Brian Moreland Talks Broadway, His Taye Diggs Directed Play

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Broadway producer Brian Moreland firmly believes that Black people saved Broadway. He explains that back in the twenties and thirties, “Off Broadway was where every Black performer was pushed,...

Smithsonian African American Film Festival

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Smithsonian is honoring African-American film and filmmaking this weekend at its inaugural African American Film Festival, Oct. 24-27. The festival, includes a celebration Oct. 25, hosted by the...

‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer to Receive Career Award

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter, the creator of the stunning costumes of "Black Panther" and numerous other Hollywood films, will receive the career achievement award at next year's Costume...

Cosby Judge Rejects New Trial Bid; Camille Cosby Sees Bias

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby's bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian's wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against...

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,...

Marvel Universe a Slice Smaller with Luke Cage Cancellation

By The Associated Press The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another...

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby’s Bid for New Trial is ‘Meritless’

By Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked...

Karimah Westbrook Plays Plucky Mom in New Series (All American)

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Like many actors, Karimah Westbrook is a woman of many talents. Not only does she act, she is also a writer, dancer and an accomplished painter. In fact,...

Animation Film Fest Rescinds Kobe Bryant Invite After Outcry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of...

SNL Spoofs Baltimore Police

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A series of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) scandals since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising, have garnered national headlines. But, over the weekend the...

Nickelodeon and Kevin Hart Enter into Exclusive First-Look Deal to Develop and Produce Content...

By The Associated Press BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2018--Nickelodeon has entered into an exclusive first-look deal with comedian, actor and television personality Kevin Hart ( Night School, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Pets ) and his production entity, HartBeat...

Film Review: 40 Years Later, ‘Halloween’ Slashes Again

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer With hollow eyes and sagging cheeks, the flabby white mask of Michael Myers is horror's great blank slate. Project your fears here, it says. Myers doesn't speak. His movements never...
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