Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Media

Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas

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By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Hip-hop and business mogul Russell Simmons has seen the devastation the novel coronavirus has wreaked on his hometown of Hollis in Queens, N.Y., and the rest of the world. Now, the iconic Def Jam...

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...

Oprah on Coronavirus: ‘Playing it as Safe as I Possibly Can’

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By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and...

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...

(BPRW) Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival...

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(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two weeks ago, we announced plans for the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of CultureTM and indicated that we would continue to evaluate the novel coronavirus crisis using all available resources and intelligence towards ensuring...

“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.

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...

Rihanna, John Lewis NAACP Image Awards Honorees

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By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of...

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...

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