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'David Makes Man' explores the power of a teen's imagination

Aug. 20, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized. McCraney might jokingly attest, but Jordan said during a recent interview that...

Oprah Winfrey praises her late friend and idol Toni Morrison

Aug. 7, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey praised her late friend and idol, Toni Morrison, hailing the best-selling author's "confidence and self-assuredness and nobility." Winfrey and Morrison knew each other for more than 20 years, dating back to when Winfrey was so determined to learn the author's unlisted phone...

Toni Morrison was a 'literary mother' to countless writers

Aug. 7, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When author Angela Flournoy was asked to dress as her favorite literary character for a magazine shoot four years ago, she knew how to look the part: a wide and "severe hat," a fur stole and the kind of stare that dares you to stare back. For a day she could pretend to be Sula Peace, from...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

Aug. 7, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

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 within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf...

Barack Obama, Beyonce, others react to Toni Morrison's death

Aug. 6, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died. Highlights of reaction to her death: ___ "Toni Morrison was a national treasure. Her writing was not just beautiful but meaningful — a challenge to our conscience and a call to greater empathy. She was as good...

World mourns the death of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison

Aug. 6, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A....

Williamson rides stream of consciousness to debate spotlight

Jul. 31, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is calling for revolution. Marianne Williamson would rather see a psychic, "moral uprising." The 67-year-old self-help author and spiritual adviser to Oprah Winfrey now vying for the Democratic presidential nomination doesn't sound or carry herself like a politician....

State investigating Wally Lamb's inmate writing program

Jul. 15, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is investigating an inmate writing program run by author Wally Lamb after a lawsuit was filed this spring by participants. The lawsuit alleges the inmates have not been paid for their contributions to Lamb's third anthology of writings designed to give female...

Oprah Winfrey visits Maui Humane Society following wildfire

Jul. 14, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Oprah Winfrey surprised the Maui Humane Society with a visit to thank the organization for evacuating animals during a wildfire, a report said. Winfrey is a part-time Maui resident who visited the society briefly Saturday, thanking a volunteer and taking a photo outside with the...

Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper

Jul. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton, 80, no longer has any role with The...