Harriet Tubman, A Maryland Story

By WMAR 2 News

Winfrey Shocks Fundraisers With $1M Donation for Students

By The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey shocked attendees at a North Carolina fundraiser by announcing a donation of more than $1 million toward the United Negro College Fund. The Charlotte Observer reports...

Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Dr. Lonnie Bunch III, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, sat down for an exclusive interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin...

Rev. Dotson’s ‘Soul Reset’

By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the Rev. Junius B. Dotson tackles that topic, along with many others, in his latest book, Soul Reset. As the current CEO of Discipleship...

Winfrey Picks Ta-Nehisi Coates Novel for her Book Club

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates' first novel, "The Water Dancer," has been a long and eventful journey. Begun a decade ago, his chronicle of a slave with an extraordinary...

Supreme Court Justices Weigh In On Cable TV Civil Rights Lawsuit

By Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen wants TV viewers to watch the channels his company produces — from one that runs "Judge Judy"-like shows all day to those dedicated to...

Twitter CEO’s Account Hacked

By The Associated Press Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey’s, account has been hacked and whoever broke in sent racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Some of the tweets were up for about 30...

KOFI TYUS: THEN AND NOW

By Jessica Dortch, Special to the AFRO, [email protected]  As an accomplished artist-activist, and recently, the recipient of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Award for Best Editorial Cartoon, Kofi Tyus remains humble about his artistic contributions...

Paule Marshall, Novelist of Diverse Influences, Dead at 90

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her...

We Remember: Toni Morrison Dies at 88

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Sula" and other works transformed American letters by...

Kojo Nnamdi Hosts Ward 8 Town Hall 

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO WAMU 88.5’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show will host a free town hall event focused on local entrepreneurship and its impact on the community and residents of Ward 8.   The public forum...

Baltimore Educator Publishes Latest Children’s Book

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Baltimore native David Miller has advocated specifically on behalf of Black boys for more than 30 years, as he has built an international reputation as an outstanding educator. Recently, Miller, a...
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