Michelle Obama’s Memoir Sells More Than 725,000 Copies

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — First day sales for Michelle Obama's "Becoming" topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that...

Rihanna Sues Father Over Use Of Their Last Name For Business

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

The Fortnite Phenomenon

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...

Michelle Obama Might Not Want to Do Politics, But She Wants to Make A...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite Beyoncé’s proclamation that girls run the world, it is widely accepted throughout the globe that, “this is a man’s world.” However it’s days such as October 11, the...

Judge Rules Jury Can Hear Bill Cosby Quaaludes Testimony

By The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial can read the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury, the judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Steven...

Four Arrested in Connection with LA Celebrity Burglaries

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the homes of celebrities, including Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams...

Athlete Turned Photographer Hopes to Change Urban Perceptions

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO J.J. McQueen has spent most of his adult life looking at life through the prism of a camera’s lens. Whether he’s on assignment in the heat of the...

Lisa Borders Steps Down as Head of Time’s Up Organization

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in...

Kevin Hart Surprised Two D.C. Students With Scholarships in Los Angeles

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Two students from Washington, D.C., were chosen to receive scholarships through the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), but once they learned that comedian...

In Closing, Defense Calls Cosby Accuser ‘Pathological Liar’

By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's lawyers urged a jury Tuesday to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they said were based on "flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence," arguing he was falsely accused by...

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

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...
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