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    Books Lays Out History of Police Violence in Black and Blue

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “Everybody knows how hard policing is, they just don’t understand why the police are never wrong,” Matthew Horace told the AFRO. Horace, a veteran police officer and federal agent,...

    ‘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...

    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....

    ‘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...

    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’...

    Young Woman Shares Personal Anecdotes in a Coming of Age Audiobook

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] “Zewidituisms X,” is a coming of age audiobook about a young African American girl growing up in Washington, D.C. and learning to navigate the world. The audiobook, geared towards millennials,...

    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...

    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...

    ‘Why Vegan Is the New Black:

    “An estimated 82% of black women and 69% of black men are considered overweight or obese, with 45% and 40%, respectively, suffering from hypertension. Heart disease is the #1 killer of African-Americans, with cancer, stroke and diabetes also...

    April Ryan’s Memoir Relays Wisdom on Race

    People say that we live in a divided country, and they are absolutely right. There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who haven't read At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race...

    Edward Lewis and the Creation of ‘Essence’

    “I was the quiet one,” is repeated like a mantra throughout “The Man from Essence.” This is how Edward Lewis describes himself in a quartet of Black men who founded Essence magazine in the...

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