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    ‘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...

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

    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...

    Lisa Borders Steps Down as Head of Time’s Up Organization

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in...

    Four Black Political Pioneers Pen Book of Their Lives

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer History has many sides. But some angles are rarely covered. This Friday, Jan. 25, Washingtonians get a rare glimpse into the interior and exterior lives of four of the...

    Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard...

    Ernest Withers: Undercover Agent for FBI or Forced to Be a Spy?

    By Sybil C. Mitchell, The New Tri-State Defender On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday (Jan. 15), allegations of counterintelligence versus arguments of unwilling victim of the FBI were passionately voiced...

    `Sweetheart Gang’ Honors the Essential Black Mother

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “Black Girl Magic” is a phrase that captures the undeniable power of Black women. But, there would be no Black Girl Magic without the Black Mommas who birthed them. Tales from...

    Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

    By JUANA SUMMERS ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her...

    `Keep Your Hustle, But Change Your Product’

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Author Lamont Carey’s latest book, The Transition: From One Hellhole to Another, continues his searing narrative about the perils of mass incarceration, which impacts millions of Americans on both sides...

    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...

    Top Of Mind: ‘Justice’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year

    By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle...

    Civil-Rights Lawyer’s Memoir To Be Reissued, Made Into Film

    By the Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by the late civil-rights activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree is being reissued, and a film version is in the works. Algonquin Books announced Monday that a 10th-anniversary...

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