*James Patterson, an older white author with a net worth of about $800 million, has claimed it is difficult for white men like him to find work in publishing and Hollywood. According to Patterson, white male writers go through “another form of racism.” The thriller novelist spoke in an interview with The Times, decrying the
*Oh no! President Joe Biden took a little tumble this morning while riding his bicycle with first lady Jill Biden. He toppled over during a complete stop … directly in front of reporters! Videos posted online show the moment he glides across the street and comes to a stop as he greets reporters. Seconds later
*Earlier this week, Netflix released the “Beauty” trailer, a film that explores the dark side of fame. Set in the 1980s, the drama stars Gracie Marie Bradley as Beauty — a gifted singer struggling to maintain her voice and identity after she lands a lucrative recording contract. The recording contract triggered a fierce battle involving
*(CNN) — Two people were killed and one injured Thursday when a shooting erupted at a small church meeting in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, police said — the latest gun attack to unfold as Americans tried to go about their daily lives. A suspect, who was identified as Robert Finlay Smith, 70, is in
*A recent study indicates that Black women using hair and beauty products are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. These hair and beauty products explicitly marketed to Black women are said to contain a dangerous class of toxic chemicals that has been linked to an increase in breast cancer risk. Additionally, the chemicals
A new Verzuz event has been announced, and it’s being dubbed “A Night of R&B.” Entering the ring as headliners are Mario and Omarion. The two R&B gents, who made breakthroughs in the mid-2000s, will run through their hits and fan favorites on Thursday, June 23, at 9 p.m. ET. The upcoming Verzuz card also
The 2022 Something in the Water Festival is taking place June 17-June 19 in Washington, D.C. For those unable to attend, Amazon Music is streaming the festival live on its Twitch account. The three-day festival features performances by R&B acts such as Usher, Ashanti (with Ja Rule), 6LACK, Chloe x Halle, Jon Batiste, Lucky Daye
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. News Editor Black Lives Matter – three words have galvanized millions of people from all races, religions and cultures around the planet to spontaneously spill […] The post D.C.’s Black Lives Matter Plaza – what is the message today? appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer Juneteenth is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth” commemorating the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that thousands of […] The post Juneteenth: are we free in every way? appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By David Carr, WordinBlack On June 19, the United States will celebrate Juneteenth for the second time as a federal holiday. But for Black America, Juneteenth has long been seen […] The post #WordinBlack: Juneteenth and America’s racial soap opera appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .