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....

Author Alice Walker Criticized For Support of Writer’s Book

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy...

Jury to Deliberate after Cosby Painted as Predator, Victim

By The Associated Press Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who's finally being...

Entertainment Industry Vet Denise Pendleton, Films Doc About Pioneering Black Owned Ad Agency

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO In second grade, Denise Pendleton was hit by a car. She ended up in a full body cast for a year and went to an elementary school for...

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...

Oprah Winfrey’s Mother, Vernita Lee, Dies at 83

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83. A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov....

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...

A New Book About Realizing One’s Dreams and Potential By Africa Miranda

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO After more than a decade of being in the entertainment industry, renaissance woman, Africa Miranda has displayed her talents on television, as a model and most recently as an...

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...

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...

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...

Michelle Obama Book Tour is Reaching High

By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady...

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