Saturday, June 6, 2020

Media

Jim Brown Says He and Kanye Were Treated “Beautifully” At Their Meeting With Trump

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By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Kanye West visited the White House Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump, and he brought Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown along with him. West and Brown’s “lunch date” was private and off...

Kojo Nnamdi Hosts Ward 8 Town Hall 

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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 titled, “Kojo in Your Community:...

Bookstore Solid State Books Opens in Historic H Street

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By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO When Jake Cumsky-Whitlock decided to open Solid State Books he knew he wanted a store that could serve as a third space that would intellectually feed the District’s book ravenous crowd but he...

Celebrating Multicultural Media

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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 National Press Club on July...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works that challenged the stereotypical narratives...

Target, American Greetings Apologize for Racially Insensitive ‘Baby Daddy’ Card

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The Associated Press American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a Black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." The inside of the card reads: "You're a wonderful husband and father —...

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

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By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy of campaigns for civil rights...

Camille Cosby’s Comparison of Husband’s Conviction to Slavery, Emmitt Till Draws Criticism

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By AFRO Staff Camille Cosby, wife of famed comedian Bill Cosby who was recently convicted in a Pennsylvania court with the drugging and raping of plaintiff Andrea Constandt, is now in the public crosshairs after a spirited defense of her...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Compromise Offered to Small Theaters

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By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dozens of community and nonprofit theaters across the U.S. forced to abandon productions of "To Kill a Mockingbird" under legal threat were offered an olive branch in the form...

Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis Becomes Youngest Two-Time World Champion

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By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Gervonta “Tank” Davis became the youngest two-time world champion after beating former champion Jesus Cuellar to earn the WBA Super Featherweight title on April 21 at the Barclays Center in New York. Davis, 23, earned a...

Thom Browne Blurs Sartorial Styles as VIPs hit Zendaya Show

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By THOMAS ADAMSON, AP Fashion Writer PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On Sunday, Thom Browne continued to...

The Fortnite Phenomenon

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By David R. Lee Jr., Special to the AFRO Every year, there appears to be a gaming phenomenon that sweeps the globe. Last year, Pokémon Go dominated the markets. This year, Fortnite is the game that has taken a hold of...

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