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

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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 old church, the Line Hotel...

Four Arrested in Connection with LA Celebrity Burglaries

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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 wide receiver Robert Woods, police...

Michelle Obama Book Tour is Reaching High

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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 Michelle Obama, to launch her...

Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange Among Book Award Finalists

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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 Book Awards. Other books announced Friday...

New Miss America Crowned Amid Swimsuit Controversy

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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 Atlantic City while competing as...

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

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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 Kevin Hart was also in...

Silence on Kaepernick Raises Outcry Over Madden ‘19

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By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Despite no protest at the NFL Hall of Fame game August 2, a kneeling Colin Kaepernick still casts a shadow over the NFL brand off the field. A trial release of “Madden NFL...

FX Plans: Chris Rock, Nick Offerman, Joining ‘Fargo’

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By The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal Japan and returning for a...

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...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

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By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that she hopes will give voice...

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 —...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

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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 28. The Hollywood Reporter reported that...

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