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...

Michelle Obama Memoir is Next Pick for Winfrey Book Club

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming," already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. "This book is everything you wanted to know and...

Guillory Delivers Another Fun Romance in ‘The Proposal’

By LINCEE RAY, Associated Press "The Proposal" (Berkley), by Jasmine Guillory There are some women who dream of extravagant proposals full of heartfelt romance. Nikole Paterson isn't one of them. In her sophomore novel, Jasmine Guillory uses...

Four Arrested in Connection with LA Celebrity Burglaries

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the homes of celebrities, including Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams...

Matthew Knowles Weighs in on Infamous Jay-Z and Solange Fight

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After the 2014 Met Gala the world witnessed a clash of music royalty in an elevator - there was Jay-Z in one corner, then Solange Knowles pounds and kicks...

Rihanna Sues Father Over Use Of Their Last Name For Business

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sells More Than 725,000 Copies

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — First day sales for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that...

Flyest Fables Offer Kaleidoscope of Stories

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer When you tune into “Flyest Fables” you are transported to a fantastical world of young people on big quests and journeys. But the product that audiences hear is a...

Newsrooms Still Lack Women and Individuals of Color

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With observances planned throughout March to commemorate Women’s History Month, a new report revealed that women are still mostly absent from newsrooms. The Women’s Media Center’s 2019 report on the status...

Michelle Obama Might Not Want to Do Politics, But She Wants to Make A...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite Beyoncé’s proclamation that girls run the world, it is widely accepted throughout the globe that, “this is a man’s world.” However it’s days such as October 11, the...

Author Barry Fletcher Releases Second Printing of Book on President Barack Obama’s Two Presidential...

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Author, CEO and entrepreneur, Barry Fletcher released the second printing of his latest book "President Barack Obama’s Two Tremendous Terms: Monthly Political Chronicle 2008-2016" in January of this year....

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that...

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