Howard University Announces Legendary Actress, Alumna Phylicia Rashad As Dean of the Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts

“In this full circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts. Her passion for the arts and student success makes her a perfect fit for this role,” announced Howard’s Provost Anthony K. Wutoh.

Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace

The Rev. Al Sharpton sat quietly in his office in late July, watching the final funeral service for Rep. John Lewis on a wall-mounted television.

Instead of flying down to the memorial in Atlanta, Sharpton had remained in New York; he had work to do. Preaching at the funeral of a year-old boy who was shot in the stomach at a Brooklyn cookout — a boy not much younger than his first and only grandson — Sharpton demanded gun control, an issue close to Lewis’ heart.

Achieving Justice for George Floyd: Radically Reimagining and Rebuilding America

Part 1. The transformative fires and formations of revolt and rebellion have reached around the world in rightful resistance to police violence against Black men, women and children and against the system of savage racism which fosters, facilitates and sanctions it at virtually every level of social life. In North America, the Caribbean, Africa, South America, Asia, Western Asia (Middle East), the Islands of the Seas, Australia and Europe, the rallying and battle cries of “Black Lives Matter,” “I Can’t Breathe,” and “No Justice No Peace” are raised and heard in powerful, unavoidable and transformative ways. 

Conner Uses Artistic Talents to Create Innovative Biblical Graphics

Artwork by Jerrell Conner will immediately capture your attention. The multi-talented visual designer uses an outside-the-box approach of edgy graphics to produce spectacular biblical content. Conner, a member of Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) in Los Angeles, has plied his trade for nearly 20 years as an illustrator, animator, videographer and comic book creator. He is also experienced in writing, directing, character design and digital media and his illustrations appear in the new book by CCC Pastor Frederick K. Price, Jr., “Behind the Seen.” In addition, Conner has worked extensively in the arts and entertainment industry with clients such as EA

Chaney Sponsors Luncheon Saluting Abuse Survivors

Recording artist, author and first lady Myesha Chaney will sponsor the She Won luncheon to celebrate and empower survivors of abuse. The event is set for Sunday, April 8, at 2 p.m., at The Modern, 2801 E. Spring St., in Long Beach. With a focus on acceptance and affirmation, the gathering aims to unite, celebrate, and empower survivors to take their rightful place in the world and thrive. “My heart was broken after hearing so many women share the traumatic experience of being violated that I needed to do something,” said Chaney. “I wanted to create a space to acknowledge,