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    Mrs. Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Led Her to Speak Out

    By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in...

    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...

    Michelle Obama had Miscarriage, Used IVF to Conceive Girls

    By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    Winfrey, Witherspoon Among Guests on Michelle Obama Tour

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will be among the special guests when Michelle Obama goes on tour for her memoir "Becoming."Others appearing with the former first lady...

    Baltimore Poet Explores Faith, Fatherhood and Family

    By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Baltimore native Tariq’s Touré’s new book of poetry, Two Parts Oxygen, begins with a poem titled “118.” It is about his mother. “She reminds us, with perfect diction/that we are strangers...

    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...

    From Sitcom Star to Cookbook Author

    By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Sitcom star, photographer and former model Daphne Maxwell Reid is adding a new title to her long list of professions: author. Reid recently released a cookbook for beginners called Grace +...

    Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange Among Book Award Finalists

    By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" and Tommy Orange's "There, There," two of the year's most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National...

    Ward 7 Resident Writes Inspiring Children’s Book

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Dr. Kelsi Bracmort was bothered that many of the children's books that she read to her young mentees were so divorced from real life that she decided to do...

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