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    Trailblazing Author Talks Race, Politics and Getting the Story Right

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer After 60 years of asking the tough questions, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post, sat down at the Barnes & Noble on Howard...

    Entrepreneur Designs Multilingual Program, Creates 6 Books to Help Black Children Learn Different Languages

    By BlackNews.com Charlotte, NC -- Shylene Santiago, a self-published author and homeschool mother of eight, has created six multilingual books that bring excitement, song, and dance to many different languages. "The mission of these multilingual books...

    Books on Slavery, Prison System Win Literary Prizes

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Books on slavery, the prison system and the Harlem Renaissance are among this year's winners of J. Anthony Lukas prizes, named for the late author and journalist. Shane...

    Power of the Pen Panel Becomes Master Class for Writers and Seekers

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Three of arguably the most important and prolific writers of our time sat down on March 5 at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium for the “Power of the Pen” panel...

    ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Compromise Offered to Small Theaters

    By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an...

    Dr. Sheila Brooks, Author and Emmy Award Winner, Nominated for NAACP Image Award

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It isn’t an ordinary day when someone gets nominated for an NAACP Image Award. And, it certainly isn’t an ordinary day when renowned journalist Roland Martin is the one...

    Lisa Borders Steps Down as Head of Time’s Up Organization

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in...

    Four Black Political Pioneers Pen Book of Their Lives

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer History has many sides. But some angles are rarely covered. This Friday, Jan. 25, Washingtonians get a rare glimpse into the interior and exterior lives of four of the...

    Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard...

    Ernest Withers: Undercover Agent for FBI or Forced to Be a Spy?

    By Sybil C. Mitchell, The New Tri-State Defender On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday (Jan. 15), allegations of counterintelligence versus arguments of unwilling victim of the FBI were passionately voiced...

    `Sweetheart Gang’ Honors the Essential Black Mother

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “Black Girl Magic” is a phrase that captures the undeniable power of Black women. But, there would be no Black Girl Magic without the Black Mommas who birthed them. Tales from...

    Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

    By JUANA SUMMERS ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her...

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