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Hot News Cycle Leads CNN to Best Ratings in 40 Years

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By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — An extraordinary stretch of news with the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning triggered by George Floyd's death has led CNN to its biggest audience for any three-month period in the...

L’Oreal to Remove Words Like ‘Whitening’ from Skin Products

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By The Associated Press French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said June 27 that it will remove words like "whitening" from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in...

Documentary About White Privilege Hitting Record Numbers on Amazon

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DOCUMENTARY PRODUCED BY SON OF WHITE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST HITTING RECORD NUMBERS ON AMAZON A new film called "The Uncomfortable Truth" is taking over Amazon. Nearly 200K people have watched the film in seven days. When Loki Mulholland, the son of...

LIVESTREAM #FIYAH! — 6.12.20 — THE INTERVIEW_ JODY WATLEY

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By BlackPressUSA In celebration of Black Music Appreciation Month, we present Jody Watley! Watley, whose first stage appearance at age 8 with family friend and godfather Jackie Wilson, is recognized as an R&B legend. She is a multi-talented singer, songwriter,...

Harper’s Bazaar Hires 1st Black Editor-in-Chief after 153 Years

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By AFRO Staff It took a century-and-a-half, but fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, finally, has selected a Black editor-in-chief to assume its helm. Publisher Hearst Magazines announced June 9 that Samira Nasr, most recently the executive fashion director at Vanity Fair, will...

A Tribute to my Friend

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By Joi Thomas Special to the AFRO I keep thinking I am going to wake up and this would have all been a bad dream.  Living in a socially distanced state, through a world-wide pandemic and losing a close friend cannot...

Apple Music Launches Its 1st Radio Show in Africa

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By Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced May 28 that "Africa Now Radio with Cuppy" will debut May 31 and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular...

The Woman Who Employed Both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Speaks Out

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George Floyd and Derek Chauvin’s Common Employer Speaks Out in Lengthy, Exclusive Interview With The Jess Fields Show (HOUSTON, TX) Maya Santamaria, former nightclub owner and Minneapolis community leader who employed both George Floyd and his alleged killer, Officer Derek...

Apple, Google Release Pandemic Apps

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By Matt O’Brien Associated Press On May 20, Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build...

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...

TSD Nets $50,000 Facebook Journalism Project Grant

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By BlackPressUSA PULL QUOTE: NEW TRI-STATE DEFENDER — Our selection largely reflects the dedicated work of our boots-on-the-ground staffers, freelancers and contributing associates. Performing well during the pandemic means conveying timely/needed information for safety and security, growth and development. They’ve...

Perry’s Studio Moves Toward Reopening While Industry Waits

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By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to...

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