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Press Release: How Coronavirus Quarantine is Birthing “2nd Chances” to College Students Going Back...

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(April 2nd, 2020) -- First generation college graduate Sasha Frank is giving college students a free copy of her memoir ‘Introducing Sasha Frank’ (which can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), to help them navigate through any...

New Book About Black Masculinity

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BLACK MASCULINITY DEFINED BY A BLACK MAN IN NEW NON-FICTION BOOK Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Khefa Nosakhere has released his first non-fiction work entitled Institutional Racism and the Search for African American Masculinity and Identity in Selected Works of Richard Wright. The...

“I Am More Than My Hair” Wins “Best Documentary Short” At ‘Through Women’s Eyes’...

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Alyscia Cunningham’s powerful new film tells the inspirational stories of females who experienced hair loss due to a health-related condition. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham’s empowering documentary, I Am More Than My Hair won the “Best Documentary Short” award at...

Mom and Daughter Encourage Girls to See Beauty

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By Ameera Steward Dee Edwards remembers her daughter, Aubrey, coming home from school one day upset that she didn’t look like her friends. The girl questioned things like the color of her skin and her hair texture and expressed feelings...

Book Critics Give Fiction Prize to Edwidge Danticat

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By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Edwidge Danticat's story collection "Everything Inside" has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. Chanel Miller was awarded in autobiography for "Know My Name," her book about being...

THE RUN DOWN – Comedian Tommy Davidson Releases New Book “Living in Color”

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By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green speaks on Tommy Davidson's new book, and whats trending in the AFRO American Newspaper.

AFRO Exclusive! Davidson Talks Memoir

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The comedy-sketch show “In Living Color” first aired April 1990, and 30 years later, one of the show’s stars, celebrated actor and comedian Tommy Davidson, has released a memoir that talks about his life in...

Nikki Giovanni’s Latest Poem: ‘Vote’

By Curtis Bunn Urban News Service, A Division of Zenger Nikki Giovanni is 74 years old now, a generation removed from the height of her poetic power. She remains fiery and talented and has a lot on her mind. The author...

Winfrey Holds TV Discussion on ‘American Dirt’ in Arizona

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By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel "American Dirt" is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host organized her much-hyped conversation with...

Presence & Absence

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By Catrice Greer Special to the AFRO In this space, your voice hangs on the dew In this space, your voice paints the walls And our home is new Now that you’re gone Ornaments and tinsel dangling on needles Everything seems like it could fall Any minute A...

Attorney Ben Crump Talks New Book, ‘Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People’

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NNPA NEWSWIRE — “It’s so asinine that the actions of the killer of their teenage son will continue to devastate them over and over again. Every year he comes up with something like the selling of the gun....

The Heights

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By Catrice Greer It’s been years I think of you often And I remember You sitting on the stoop With your boys, your cousins Doing what you knew But wanting more One day After arrests, adventures, girlfriends Missteps and babies You turned 21 The sun was shining It was your summer And your joy...

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