Paule Marshall, Novelist of Diverse Influences, Dead at 90

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Paule Marshall, an exuberant and sharpened storyteller who in fiction such as "Daughters" and "Brown Girl, Brownstones" drew upon classic and vernacular literature and her...

We Remember: Toni Morrison Dies at 88

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Sula" and other works transformed American letters by...

Kojo Nnamdi Hosts Ward 8 Town Hall 

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO WAMU 88.5’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show will host a free town hall event focused on local entrepreneurship and its impact on the community and residents of Ward 8.   The public forum...

Baltimore Educator Publishes Latest Children’s Book

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Baltimore native David Miller has advocated specifically on behalf of Black boys for more than 30 years, as he has built an international reputation as an outstanding educator. Recently, Miller, a...

Ebony and Jet Photo Archive Sale Sparks Relief, Anxiety

By Russell Contreras and Sally Ho, The Associated Press The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African-American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But...

The Thing I Love About Baltimore

“BALTIMORE SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities. To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has taken to the streets and...

Google Offers Job to Davian Chester, the Artist Who Created the Viral Juneteenth Doodle

By Brittani Hunter OAKLAND POST — In the new age of technol­ogy, social media networks like Twitter and Instagram are serving as effective recruiting channels. In addition, often times tal­ented candidates are finding jobs without...

Celebrating Multicultural Media

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) of Washington, D.C. celebrated the grind, truth telling and barrier breaking work performed by journalists daily at their annual awards dinner. Held at the...

Larry Young Does It Again

By AFRO Staff Larry Young, former State Senator and venerable Baltimore talk show host has again been named one of the top talk radio personalities in America. The Talkers Magazine, one of the most important publications...

Feeling Aretha’s Spirit, J Hud Honors Icon At Pulitzers

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With bad weather in Chicago on Monday and her flight canceled, Jennifer Hudson fretted at the thought of missing her performance at Tuesday's Pulitzer Prize...

BOOK CORNER: Mother Writes Raw Memoir About Her Son’s Tragic Death

By Marissa Wells, Contributing Writer, Wave Newspapers Pati Poblete’s world was shattered when her son, Robby, was killed by gun violence. In “A Better Place,” Poblete shares the captivating story of how Robby’s death changed her...

ShopTalk: Art & Sociodrama

By Joshua S. Lee, Special to the AFRO After the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent civil unrest in Baltimore, resulting in rioting, arsons and vandalism in many parts of the city in the Spring...
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