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Twitter CEO’s Account Hacked

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By The Associated Press Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey’s, account has been hacked and whoever broke in sent racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them...

KOFI TYUS: THEN AND NOW

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By Jessica Dortch, Special to the AFRO, jdortch@afro.com  As an accomplished artist-activist, and recently, the recipient of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Award for Best Editorial Cartoon, Kofi Tyus remains humble about his artistic contributions to African American society. However,...

Paule Marshall, Novelist of Diverse Influences, Dead at 90

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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 mother's kitchen conversations to narrate...

We Remember: Toni Morrison Dies at 88

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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 dramatizing the pursuit of freedom...

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:...

Baltimore Educator Publishes Latest Children’s Book

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com 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 proud alumnus of Walbrook High...

Ebony and Jet Photo Archive Sale Sparks Relief, Anxiety

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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 it's also causing some to...

The Thing I Love About Baltimore

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“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 reached back into neighborhoods to...

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

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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 applying the tra­ditional way. These...

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...

Larry Young Does It Again

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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 in the world of talk...

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

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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 awards ceremony to pay tribute...

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