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6-Year Old Girl Donates 5,000 Books

6-YEAR OLD GIRL DONATES 5,000+ BOOKS TO KIDS DURING PANDEMIC New York, NY (BlackNews.com) -- Six-year-old Kelly Boston-Hill wanted to help other kids and do something a little different for her birthday. So, she hosted a "Contactless - Social Distancing"...

Black Kids Swim Launches ‘The Goree Project’ to Unite African-Americans, Senegalese Through Swimming

Black Kids Swim Inc., a Maryland-based nonprofit that serves as a resource for Black competitive swimmers, recently launched a first-of-its-kind web series to unite African-Americans and Senegalese through cultural and athletic exchange. This year will mark the 33rd Dakar Gorée...

‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play’ Set to Launch on BET+ Aug. 27

(Black PR Wire) — BET+ announces "TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S FAREWELL PLAY" will launch exclusively on the platform Aug. 27. In Tyler Perry's final stage run as Madea, he pulls together some of his audience's favorite characters for a family...

NBC News Sets Goal of a Workforce that is Half Minority

By David Bauder AP Media Writer NBC News leader Cesar Conde, in one of his first public acts in the job, has committed to building a workforce at the news organizations he supervises where at least half of the employees are...

Attorney Zulu Ali Inducted into Prestigious Who’s Who Registry

Nationwide -- Attorney Zulu Ali has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Law and Activism. Since 1898, Marquis Who's Who has recognized accomplished and prominent professionals in its biographical publications. As in all Marquis Who's Who...

#AFRO 20Qs: Jac Ross

By Ariel Chrysann AFRO Intern Jac Ross, a young musician with a seasoned soul, captures the ears and hearts of all who enjoy timeless music. His single ‘It’s Ok to be Black’, written by the inspiration from his 4-year-old daughter, gives...

AFRO Exclusive: Clarke Peters Talks Da 5 Bloods and Journey

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com With almost five decades in the entertainment industry, actor Clarke Peters has achieved a “legendary” status, yet per his frank conversation with the AFRO and moving performance as Otis in Spike Lee’s new film, Da...

Book Helps Parents Talk About Racism and Police Brutality

BLACK AUTHOR RELEASES BOOK TO ASSIST PARENTS IN STARTING THE CONVERSATION ON RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY "The Talk: A Black Family's Conversation about Racism and Police Brutality" by Ama Karikari-Yawson, Esq. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- All over the country, parents are having the...

Driveway Drag Shows and Backyard Violins: Business Takes Off For Performers Who Deliver

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Test Your News Knowledge With Zenger: A Royal Birthday Celebration

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‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Hymn Ignites Hope Across Nation

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has resurrected a...

EBONY Magazine Announces Leadership Transition; Willard Jackson To Step Down As CEO

EBONY Magazine Announces Leadership Transition; Willard Jackson to Step Down as CEO NEWARK – On July 2, 2020 the board of directors of EBONY Magazine agreed to a leadership change and the removal of Chief Executive Officer Willard Jackson, Jr.  Several weeks ago, the...

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