Thursday, July 9, 2020

Media

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.

Michelle Obama Memoir is Next Pick for Winfrey Book Club

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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 so much you didn't even...

Dr. Sheila Brooks, Author and Emmy Award Winner, Nominated for NAACP Image Award

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It isn’t an ordinary day when someone gets nominated for an NAACP Image Award. And, it certainly isn’t an ordinary day when renowned journalist Roland Martin is the one texting the nominee and alerting...

Sen. Kamala Harris Plans Picture Book Edition of Memoir

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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 the same time, Penguin Young...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

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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 28. The Hollywood Reporter reported that...

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

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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 wonderful husband and father —...

National Black News Channel Makes Debut

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By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts was beaming like a proud parent as he talked about the launch of Black News Channel — a project he's worked on for years to create...

African-American Dating App, Tagged, to Rollout Live Video

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By PRNewswire The Meet Group, a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions, has created two new features designed to help users connect while maintaining proper dating distance on its popular mobile application, Tagged — the country’s largest dating app primarily...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

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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 she hopes will give voice...

Oprah Wellness Tour to Feature All-Star Lineup

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By AFRO Staff Need a little boost to keep those New Year resolutions? Well, help is one the way.  Media mogul and lifestyle influencer Oprah Winfrey is kicking off 2020 with a cross-coutntry wellness tour, and she’s bringing a superstar cast...

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

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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 died at Memorial Sloan Kettering...

Teen Speaker Inspires Generations

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com COVID-19 has changed the world as many know it, with schools going virtual, proms and graduations canceled and the inability to hang with friends. Young people are feeling the sting of the pandemic and its...

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