Monday, March 30, 2020


Oprah on Coronavirus: ‘Playing it as Safe as I Possibly Can’

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she's playing it safe when it comes to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The 66-year-old entertainment icon told The Associated Press on Friday that she has been quarantining and...

New Book About Black Masculinity

BLACK MASCULINITY DEFINED BY A BLACK MAN IN NEW NON-FICTION BOOK Nationwide ( -- Khefa Nosakhere has released his first non-fiction work entitled Institutional Racism and the Search for African American Masculinity and Identity in Selected Works of Richard Wright. The...

(BPRW) Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival...

(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two weeks ago, we announced plans for the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of CultureTM and indicated that we would continue to evaluate the novel coronavirus crisis using all available resources and intelligence towards ensuring...

“I Am More Than My Hair” Wins “Best Documentary Short” At ‘Through Women’s Eyes’...

Alyscia Cunningham’s powerful new film tells the inspirational stories of females who experienced hair loss due to a health-related condition. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham’s empowering documentary, I Am More Than My Hair won the “Best Documentary Short” award at...

Mom and Daughter Encourage Girls to See Beauty

By Ameera Steward Dee Edwards remembers her daughter, Aubrey, coming home from school one day upset that she didn’t look like her friends. The girl questioned things like the color of her skin and her hair texture and expressed feelings...

Book Critics Give Fiction Prize to Edwidge Danticat

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Edwidge Danticat's story collection "Everything Inside" has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. Chanel Miller was awarded in autobiography for "Know My Name," her book about being...

THE RUN DOWN – Comedian Tommy Davidson Releases New Book “Living in Color”

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green speaks on Tommy Davidson's new book, and whats trending in the AFRO American Newspaper.

Nikki Giovanni’s Latest Poem: ‘Vote’

By Curtis Bunn Urban News Service, A Division of Zenger Nikki Giovanni is 74 years old now, a generation removed from the height of her poetic power. She remains fiery and talented and has a lot on her mind. The author...

Rihanna, John Lewis NAACP Image Awards Honorees

By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of...

Winfrey Holds TV Discussion on ‘American Dirt’ in Arizona

By The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel "American Dirt" is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host organized her much-hyped conversation with...

National Black News Channel Makes Debut

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts was beaming like a proud parent as he talked about the launch of Black News Channel — a project he's worked on for years to create...

Gayle King Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology for Rant Over Kobe

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the CBS anchor says she's sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of people grieving over Kobe Bryant's...



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