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    Chicago Author Celebrates Jamaican Culture in New Children’s Book

    By AFRO Staff – As a passionate storyteller, Ayesha V. Dwyer takes readers on a delightful journey of a little girl who shares her Jamaican descent through fun and adventure in her new children’s book,...

    First Black Teen Author Ever to Write 3 Books Being Used By School Districts...

    By BlackNews.com Hillside, NJ — 15-year old Essynce Moore is the only African American teen author that has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curriculums including Hillside, NJ School District;...

    The Thing I Love About Baltimore’

    By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO I love the landmarks. I love the white marble steps, although I didn’t always. I love the chicken boxes. I pass on the half and half but...

    ‘Stories for Styles’ Inspires Community

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While spring break is normally the time kids are running far away from books, Operation Pathways brought programming to children that offered an opportunity to make reading just as...

    ‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’: Black Chakra

    Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFRO Jacob Mayberry, a Baltimore spoken word artist, emcee, National Poetry Slam champion, Texas Grand Slam champion and teaching artist,  Black Chakra, sat with the AFRO to celebrate poetry...

    ‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’: Grim Jackson

    Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFRO As young Grim Jackson took to the stage for “Don’t Be Late For Poetry” earlier this month at the Arena Players,  no one knew what to expect as...

    Poem by Claire Dorsey

      Awakening My soul unfolds Its journey to transformation Remembering my physical vehicle Is the holder for something greater I burn in the fire And raise the phoenix in me The I AM present in humanity My emotions no longer choke me My voice...

    Rebecca Dupas: ‘Not Without Black Women’

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Award-winning poet Rebecca Dupas’ latest literary offering, Not Without Black Women, should perhaps be the mantra of the Democratic Party, reflecting its most loyal voting bloc. But, her compilation of...

    Civil Rights Legend Gloria Richardson’s ‘Eternal’ Struggle

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Gloria Richardson might be better know by her photograph than by her name. A sequence of photographs captured her in Cambridge, 1963, forcing a bayonet out of her...

    Baltimore Mayor Says her $500K Book Deal was a ‘Mistake’

    By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and offered apologies...

    Trailblazing Author Talks Race, Politics and Getting the Story Right

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer After 60 years of asking the tough questions, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post, sat down at the Barnes & Noble on Howard...

    Entrepreneur Designs Multilingual Program, Creates 6 Books to Help Black Children Learn Different Languages

    By BlackNews.com Charlotte, NC -- Shylene Santiago, a self-published author and homeschool mother of eight, has created six multilingual books that bring excitement, song, and dance to many different languages. "The mission of these multilingual books...

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