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    ‘Chocolate City’ Is Older than You Think

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] George Derek Musgrove, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was the guest speaker at the Ward 8 Democrats meeting on July 22 at...

    Bookstore Solid State Books Opens in Historic H Street

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO When Jake Cumsky-Whitlock decided to open Solid State Books he knew he wanted a store that could serve as a third space that would intellectually feed the District’s...

    ‘Traveling While Black’ guidebooks May be Out of Print, But Still Resonate Today

    By Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (THE CONVERSATION) In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP...

    AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

    Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

    By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that...

    Target, American Greetings Apologize for Racially Insensitive ‘Baby Daddy’ Card

    The Associated Press American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a Black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." The inside of the card reads: "You're a...

    New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

    Making DC a Better City for Whom?

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO In order to address the fears of underserved D.C. communities facing gentrification and displacement the government must embrace a new “operating system” emphasizing openness, collaboration and coordination across its...

    Cancer Survivor and Amputee Details How She Overcame Adversity

    It is often hard to maintain an optimistic attitude after being faced with adversity but new coming author, Donna Hopkins, seems to have mastered the practice of positivity despite some extremely difficult circumstances. Hopkins’...

    Authors Discuss New Book, Policing Black Bodies

    Surrounded by fully-stacked book shelves and coffee aroma at The Potter’s House in Northwest D.C., an engaged audience tuned in on Tuesday, March 13, to listen and discuss a difficult topic: the policing of...

    Michelle Obama Announces New Book

    Former first lady Michelle Obama has decided it’s time to tell her story. On Feb. 25, Obama took to Twitter to announce her new book, Becoming, and the launch of her website, becomingmichelleobama.com. “Writing BECOMING has...

    Mildred Muhammad: ‘I’m Still Standing’

    John, Salena and Taalibah Muhammad saw their father, John Allen Muhammad, arrested on Oct. 24, 2002, for a string of sniper shootings that killed 17 people in Washington, D.C., Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana...

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