Groups Fighting Sexual Violence Awarded #MeToo Funding

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups, chosen in consultation...

Sen. Kamala Harris Plans Picture Book Edition of Memoir

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn't only writing for those of voting age. The picture book memoir "Superheroes Are Everywhere" will be released around...

Feeling Aretha’s Spirit, J Hud Honors Icon At Pulitzers

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at the thought of missing her performance at Tuesday's Pulitzer Prize...

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...

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy...

Silence on Kaepernick Raises Outcry Over Madden ‘19

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Despite no protest at the NFL Hall of Fame game August 2, a kneeling Colin Kaepernick still casts a shadow over the NFL brand off the field. A...

More Celebs Join Michelle Obama’s Voter Outreach Drive

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote. The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan...

KOFI TYUS: THEN AND NOW

By Jessica Dortch, Special to the AFRO, [email protected]  As an accomplished artist-activist, and recently, the recipient of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Award for Best Editorial Cartoon, Kofi Tyus remains humble about his artistic contributions...

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...

People Magazine Names Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honor has given him a boost of self-confidence. Elba,...

Oprah Keeps it Unpresidential in Address to California Grads

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey paused before talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California. Then she decided...

Morgan Freeman Apologizes in Wake of Harassment Accusations

By The Associated Press Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of...

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