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    Michelle Obama signs ‘Becoming’ Copies on Book’s Anniversary

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama marked one year since publication of her best-selling memoir at a book signing in the nation’s capital Monday. “It’s so good to meet you,” the former...

    Yoes To Interview Bridgeford During Balt. Book Festival

    By Rev. Dorothy Boulware AFRO Managing Editor [email protected] Erricka Bridgeford, co-founder of the Baltimore Ceasefire Movement has emerged as a powerful advocate against violence and homicide in our city and beyond; Ceasefire weekends have been a welcome...

    Howard Law School Cites Book Censorship in U.S. Prisons

    By Briana Thomas Special to the AFRO In recognition of Banned Books Week, a group of Howard University scholars pre-released a research report on Sep. 26 that exposes the nationwide policies of book censorship in American...

    AFRO to Publish Special Edition Commemorating the life of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

    By AFRO Staff The AFRO is honored to have always been listed as the first job on Rep. Elijah E. Cumming’s curricula vita and is returning the honor with a commemorative publication, “From a Sharecropper’s...

    Rep. Cummings Wrote His Love for Baltimore

    When we approached Rep. Elijah Cummings to write the foreword of the AFRO’s book, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore,” there was no hesitation. In spite of his schedule and the many things he...

    ESSENCE Announces the Expansion of “Girls United by ESSENCE”

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2019-- ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, celebrates the International Day of the Girl with the expansion of its empowering mentoring initiative, Girls United by...

    Entrepreneur Creates Flashcards That Teach Children About Black Millionaires And Billionaires

    By The Chicago Defender New Orleans, LA — New Orleans-based media company, Raising Black Millionaires, has just released the first volume in their series of Raising Black Millionaires Flashcards, to empower parents and educators of Black...

    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...

    Harvard Psychiatrists Author Mental Health Book

    Two Harvard trained psychiatrists have authored a practical guide to help people better understand how to deal with the growing crisis in America. More than 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from mental...

    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...

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