Bookstore Solid State Books Opens in Historic H Street

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO When Jake Cumsky-Whitlock decided to open Solid State Books he knew he wanted a store that could serve as a third space that would intellectually feed the District’s...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

Target, American Greetings Apologize for Racially Insensitive ‘Baby Daddy’ Card

The Associated Press American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a Black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." The inside of the card reads: "You're a...

Camille Cosby’s Comparison of Husband’s Conviction to Slavery, Emmitt Till Draws Criticism

By AFRO Staff Camille Cosby, wife of famed comedian Bill Cosby who was recently convicted in a Pennsylvania court with the drugging and raping of plaintiff Andrea Constandt, is now in the public crosshairs after...

‘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...

Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis Becomes Youngest Two-Time World Champion

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Gervonta “Tank” Davis became the youngest two-time world champion after beating former champion Jesus Cuellar to earn the WBA Super Featherweight title on April 21 at the Barclays Center in...

Thom Browne Blurs Sartorial Styles as VIPs hit Zendaya Show

By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On...

The Fortnite Phenomenon

By David R. Lee Jr., Special to the AFRO Every year, there appears to be a gaming phenomenon that sweeps the globe. Last year, Pokémon Go dominated the markets. This year, Fortnite is the game that...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

James Cone, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

By The Associated Press Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of Black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79. Cone was hospitalized last week and...

Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

By The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations...

Sides Agree to Drop Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons

By The Associated Press A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her is being dropped. A federal court filing Wednesday says the two sides have agreed that the suit,...

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