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    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...

    Books Lays Out History of Police Violence in Black and Blue

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “Everybody knows how hard policing is, they just don’t understand why the police are never wrong,” Matthew Horace told the AFRO. Horace, a veteran police officer and federal agent,...

    ‘Chocolate City’ Is Older than You Think

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] George Derek Musgrove, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was the guest speaker at the Ward 8 Democrats meeting on July 22 at...

    AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

    ‘Traveling While Black’ guidebooks May be Out of Print, But Still Resonate Today

    By Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (THE CONVERSATION) In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP...

    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...

    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...

    Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

    By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both...

    New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

    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...

    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...

    ‘Why Vegan Is the New Black:

    “An estimated 82% of black women and 69% of black men are considered overweight or obese, with 45% and 40%, respectively, suffering from hypertension. Heart disease is the #1 killer of African-Americans, with cancer, stroke and diabetes also...

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