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....

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Blaqsbi.com is Designed for Black People to Connect Charlotte, NC -- Don't wait until the next unarmed Black man is killed by racist cops or the next racially insensitive advertisement from corporations to start talking...

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...

Sen. Kamala Harris Plans Picture Book Edition of Memoir

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn't only writing for those of voting age. The picture book memoir "Superheroes Are Everywhere" will be released around...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sells More Than 725,000 Copies

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — First day sales for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that...

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...

Comic Book Icon Stan Lee, Dead at 95

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Stan Lee, the irrepressible creator of a phalanx of comic book superheroes including, the Black Panther, Spiderman, Thor and Captain America has died. He was 95. According to multiple reports, Lee...

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...

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....

People Magazine Names Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honor has given him a boost of self-confidence. Elba,...

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...

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