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    Michelle Obama’s Grammy Appearance Did Not Impress Mom

    By The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text...

    Donald Glover Gets 5 Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

    By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated...

    Fairfax Accuser Speaks Out on Abuse at Stanford #MeToo Panel

    By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she talked in detail about her research and thoughts...

    Lawsuit Means Chicago Obama Library Plan No Sure Thing

    By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore, but...

    ‘Represent Change’: TV One Honors Black Women

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer TV One commemorates Black History Month with a full line up of programming and pays homage to inspirational Black women. “REPRESENT CHANGE” is this years theme, and the network built...

    End Gun Violence: TOMS Brings Activists, Politicians, Stars Together

    By Micha Green, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the District faces its own escalating homicide rates, the entire nation is seeing a rise in gun violence and the shoe company TOMS held a rally alongside other organizations...

    Waters and Cleaver Express Concerns About Nomination of David Malpass to Lead World Bank

    Written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, issued the following...

    The HistoryMakers Kicks Off Black History Month on PBS with a One-On-One Interview Program:...

    Written by NNPA Viewers will hear about Ken Chenault from Oprah Winfrey, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, NBA legends and Hall of Famers Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. and...

    At 94, The Legendary Cicely Tyson Remains An ‘Optimist’

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia At 94, the legendary actress and freedom fighter, Cicely Tyson, absolutely stuns on the cover of TIME. Clad in an elegant Michael Couture dress and stylish Taffin earrings by...

    Black Publishers Push for More Diabetes Awareness

    By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent On a mission to combat issues of diabetes, which disproportionately afflicts Black Americans nationwide, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association for more than 215 of...

    NAACP President Derrick Johnson And Political Strategist Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’...

    By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent Following the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, NAACP President Derrick Johnson and Political Strategist Donna Brazile took part in a special “State of Black America” forum...

    “Power Rising” 2019 Summit for Black Women To Reconvene in New Orleans Feb. 22-24

    CA Senator Kamala Harris and Former GA Minority Leader Stacey Abrams to Address Gathering NEW ORLEANS - Building on the historic success of the 2018 Power Rising Summit, Black women will reconvene in New Orleans, Louisiana...

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