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    Jacqueline Woodson Named ‘Young People’s Literature’ Ambassador

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacqueline Woodson, the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, originally had someone else in mind for the job. "It's funny, because I called him (current ambassador Gene Luen Yang)...

    Police Detain ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection...

    Woman Turns Home into Museum after Getting Sick of Black Women being Ignored by...

    There is a museum like no other in Philadelphia. You would not have heard it, it is not listed anywhere and there are no signs from the motorway. Metro.co.uk reporter Adam Smith was the...

    Rapper Azealia Banks Booted Off Twitter after Racist Rant

    On May 10, Azealia Banks launched a racist, anti-Muslim rant against ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik that resulted in her Twitter account being suspended. The Harlem rapper’s rant began on Periscope a few hours before...

    Robin Roberts Home for Thanksgiving after Battling Virus

    Good Morning America (GMA) talk show co-host Robin Roberts returned home for Thanksgiving Day after a virus following her bone marrow transplant landed her back in the hospital. Roberts, who received the bone marrow transplant...

    New Blog Tackles Age-Old Relationship Questions with Hint of Humor

    To some the spring season signifies the start of new things. Flowers are in bloom and love is definitely in the air. But whether it be striking up a new romance or simply rekindling...

    Failed Drug Test Delays DMX’s Ariz. Prison Release

    PHOENIX (AP) — The rapper known as DMX will have to spend at least an extra week in an Arizona state prison for failing a drug test. The 40-year-old whose real name is Earl Simmons...

    Laurence Fishburne to Star in ‘Roots’ Miniseries Remake

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurence Fishburne is joining the "Roots" miniseries remake. A&E Networks said Wednesday that Fishburne will play writer Alex Haley, whose novel about his African-American ancestry was the basis of the original...

    DC Fashion Week Brings Couture to Washington

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO As members of the fashion community flocked to major cities such as New York City, Milan and Paris to see upcoming Spring and Summer 2019 collections, Washingtonians had...

    Boyz II Men Gear up for Carnival Cruise Performance

    Multiple Grammy award-winning vocal group Boyz II Men will set sail with fans Feb. 11-14, 2011, on Carnival Cruise Lines Imagination for “The Love Cruise.” The four-day voyage, which will travel from Miami to...

    “Get Out” Wins for Best Film, Director at Spirit Awards

    Jordan Peele's "Get Out" won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards. The...

    Yale Professor Named University’s First Endowed Professor of Poetry

    Elizabeth Alexander, known for writing and reading her original poem “Praise Song for the Day” at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, was appointed the first Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University. The position...

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