Sharpton says film debuts at ‘critical point’ in US politics

By AARON MORRISON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has been called a lot of names in his public life: a...

Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ role taught him lesson post-slap

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — While filming “Emancipation,” Will Smith routinely drew inspiration from the words “sacred motivation” that were written on...

FILM: Top 10 Must-See Black documentaries

By The Houston Defender,  Word in Black The AFRO’s October Special Edition is all about the roots of our culture, our family lineage and the...

Gladys Knight’s Christmas: big family gathering, TV movie

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gladys Knight recalls Christmas as more than a family affair when she was growing up in Atlanta. “Because Mom...

Kenzo, first Ugandan nominated for Grammy, had humble start

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA and PATRICK ONEN, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Eddy Kenzo doesn’t know precisely when he was born, a quirk of personal...