Unfiltered Martin Begins New Chapter of Broadcasting Career

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO In 1970 when the legendary activist and performer Gil Scott Heron recorded his classic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” he probably didn’t understand the prophecy those lyrics would...

Bill Cosby Gets 3 to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Assault

By The Associated Press His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the...

From Sitcom Star to Cookbook Author

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Sitcom star, photographer and former model Daphne Maxwell Reid is adding a new title to her long list of professions: author. Reid recently released a cookbook for beginners called Grace +...

‘Green Book’ Wins Audience Award at Toronto Film Festival

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie "Green Book" won the Toronto International Film Festival audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious...

Keith David on His Preacher Character’s Evolution on ‘Greenleaf’

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Arguably one of the most interesting themes in good drama is the relationship between father and son. Films and plays like “The Godfather,” “Boyz n The Hood” and “Fences”...

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...

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...

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