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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at Howard Univ. commencement
May 18, 2017
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered the commencement address to the 2017 graduating class of Howard University. An alumna of Howard, Harris spoke to the graduates about the challenges before them, and importance of making their voices heard and serving their communities. She gave them three pieces of advice: ... read more »
4-Time Emmy Winner Dr. Eric Chambers Gets Candid with Passion Project, ‘Dining With The Ancestors’
May 18, 2017
An ordained pastor and now author of coffee table book, “Dining With The Ancestors: When Heroes Come To Dinner,” Chambers proves it is never too late to reinvent your personal life or profession. ... read more »
Bill to Celebrate 400 Years of Black History Passes U.S. House
May 18, 2017
In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African American history. ... read more »
One Medical School’s Plan to Increase Black Doctor Ranks
May 18, 2017
Simon said that increasing diversity in their admissions process is one of their top goals. ... read more »
Jackson calls commission to investigate voter fraud a fraud
May 18, 2017
Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson says President Donald Trump's commission to investigate voter fraud is itself a fraud. ... read more »
Ex-Con Goes from Years in Prison to YouTube Show 
May 18, 2017
To hear Los Angeles native Keldren Joshua tell it, in 2017, he received a second chance at life. Until then, he had spent the last 10 years at the Terminal Island prison in San Pedro, California, after pleading guilty to conspiracy of distributing 500 grams of methamphetamine. His total sentence was 15 years to life. ... read more »
Smithsonian discusses plans for rare Tubman photo it bought
May 18, 2017
Officials at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture say a rare photograph of Harriet Tubman it recently bought at an auction could be displayed at her former upstate New York home. ... read more »
Tyson Foods Names Justin Whitmore as First Chief Sustainability Officer 
May 11, 2017
New Position Created to Deliver on Tyson's Holistic Sustainability Strategy  ... read more »
HBCUs question administration understanding of their purpose
May 11, 2017
A White House statement suggesting that construction funding for historically black colleges and universities might be unconstitutional reveals a fundamental misunderstanding that the schools favor blacks and other minorities over white students, advocates for the schools said Monday. ... read more »
Travyon Martin will receive posthumous degree in Florida
May 11, 2017
A university will award Trayvon Martin a posthumous Bachelor of Science Degree in aviation five years after the black teenager was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in central Florida. ... read more »
Life Insurance Is One of the Keys to Black Wealth
May 11, 2017
Eugene Mitchell and New York Life Are Creating $50 Billion in Black Wealth ... read more »
Thurgood Marshall’s Widow Keeps His Legacy Alive
May 11, 2017
On the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, “Cissy” Marshall Laments Lack of Progress. ... read more »
Ohio Pastor Darrell Scott Convenes “Gang Summit” in Washington, D.C.
May 10, 2017
  After backpedaling from claims he made in February, that gang leaders committed to “lower the body count” in Chicago in exchange for “some social programs,” Pastor Darrell Scott recently hosted a meeting in Washington, ... read more »
AKA President, Lawmakers Condemn Racist Act at American University
May 10, 2017
  A day after Taylor Dumpson, who is an African American woman, was elected to be student body president at American University, nooses and bananas (some with the words “AKA Free” on them) were found hanging in various places on the American University campus. ... read more »
The First 100 Days of Resistance: What’s Next for Immigrant Rights?
May 10, 2017
Activists briefed reporters from ethnic media on a conference call about their resistance to President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, and what’s next for immigrant rights. ... read more »
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