A New Book About Realizing One’s Dreams and Potential By Africa Miranda

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO After more than a decade of being in the entertainment industry, renaissance woman, Africa Miranda has displayed her talents on television, as a model and most recently as an...

Author Barry Fletcher Releases Second Printing of Book on President Barack Obama’s Two Presidential...

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Author, CEO and entrepreneur, Barry Fletcher released the second printing of his latest book "President Barack Obama’s Two Tremendous Terms: Monthly Political Chronicle 2008-2016" in January of this year....

People Magazine Names Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honor has given him a boost of self-confidence. Elba,...

Guillory Delivers Another Fun Romance in ‘The Proposal’

By LINCEE RAY, Associated Press "The Proposal" (Berkley), by Jasmine Guillory There are some women who dream of extravagant proposals full of heartfelt romance. Nikole Paterson isn't one of them. In her sophomore novel, Jasmine Guillory uses...

Groups Fighting Sexual Violence Awarded #MeToo Funding

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups, chosen in consultation...

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

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...

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...

The Line Hotel & Full Service Radio: An Important Resource for Black Progressives

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan is providing a home for Black progressive artists in the form of its independent media hub, Full Service Radio. Housed in a 110 year...

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...

Michelle Obama Book Tour is Reaching High

By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady...

Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange Among Book Award Finalists

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage" and Tommy Orange's "There, There," two of the year's most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National...

New Miss America Crowned Amid Swimsuit Controversy

By The Associated Press The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in...

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