HBO’s ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Is a Fantastic Voyage

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The promotional material for HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” says it is “a mix of verité documentary, musical performances, surrealist melodrama and humorous animation where themes as ancestral trauma,...

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...

Baltimore’s Wendy Davis Shines in OWN’s ‘Love Is___’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO It’s common for sci-fi shows to play around with time shifting. Characters show up in the past or the future or even in alternate versions of the present day....

Calling 911: Actresses Bassett, Hinds Helped by Responders

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Angela Bassett once resorted to dialing 911 for help when she had trouble with a fireplace at home. Aisha Hinds needed help for a life-threatening...

Charlamagne’s ‘Rape Sex’ Joke Incites Furious Discussion

By Vance Brinkley, Special to the AFRO While Charlamagne Tha God continues to dominate pop culture as a co-host of “The Breakfast Club,” his reputation as a controversial figure has made several headlines. Unfortunately, these past...

Octavia Spencer and LeBron James to Produce `Madame CJ Walker’

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is teaming up with NBA superstar and world champion LeBron James to bring the mythic life of Madame C.J. Walker to the small screen via...

‘Equalizer 2’ Squeaks Past ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and Takes Top Spot

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox...

A Lifelong Friendship Fuels the Chemistry of ‘Blindspotting’

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daveed Diggs was busy. Too busy. The actor was doing eight shows a week as Jefferson/ Lafayette in the Broadway sensation "Hamilton," and wasn't answering...

Denzel Washington Kills in ‘The Equalizer 2’

By The Associated Press You won't usually find Denzel Washington in a movie sequel. He just doesn't do them. Something about not wanting to repeat himself. So there must be something special indeed for him...

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...

$1.1M Awarded to Preserve African-American Historic Sites

By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location...

Actor and Director Damien D. Smith Puts New Spin on Term ‘Traveling For Work’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Actor and director Damien D. Smith is on a roll. His film “Jinn”, about a teenager whose life is turned upside down after her mother simultaneously converts to Islam...
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