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Howard University Announces Legendary Actress, Alumna Phylicia Rashad As Dean of the Newly Reestablished College of Fine Arts
May 28, 2021
“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. ... read more »
Sister-Author Duo Brings Awareness to Police Brutality and Black History in Young Adult Novel
April 1, 2021
The story centers around Keziah Leah “Kezi” Smith, a young YouTuber activist, who died in police custody after attending a social justice rally. Her sisters, Jemima Genesis “Genny” and Keren-Happuch “Happi,” honor her legacy by going on a road trip directed by their heirloom copy of “The Negro Motorist Green Book.” ... read more »
Decades later, Sharpton still insists: No justice, no peace
August 26, 2020
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. ... read more »
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Achieving Justice for George Floyd: Radically Reimagining and Rebuilding America
June 11, 2020
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.  ... read more »
Conner Uses Artistic Talents to Create Innovative Biblical Graphics
November 20, 2019
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, ... read more »
Frank Braxton Receives Winsor McCay Award at 46th Annies 
February 7, 2019
On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Frank C. Braxton Jr., widely regarded as the first Black animator in Hollywood, was posthumously awarded with the Winsor McCay Award at the 46th Annual ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards at UCLA’s Royce Hall. ... read more »
Chaney Sponsors Luncheon Saluting Abuse Survivors
February 28, 2018
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, ... read more »
Harris Introduces Resolution to Honor Buffalo Soldiers
February 22, 2018
Following the conclusion of the Civil War, the United States Army allowed African-Americans to serve in segregated units. Two of these units, the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry, produced the “Buffalo Soldiers.” ... read more »
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This Week In Black History (January 18 – January 24)
January 25, 2018
This Week In Black History (January 18 - January 24) ... read more / view gallery »
Cute Kids and High Achievers (Including Harvard and Yale admits)!
January 18, 2018
Cute Kids and High Achievers (Including Harvard and Yale admits)! ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association Announces Its Celebration of Women in Cinema
October 19, 2017
That show will be proceeded by the third edition of the AAFCA Special Achievement Luncheon on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. ... read more »
LA High Celebrates 100 Years At Olympic And Rimpau
September 18, 2017
Organizers say that a “spectacular” all-alumni half-time show (including NFL Super Bowl Champions) will be a highlight of the evening. ... read more »
Tracking The Collapse Of Urban Public Schooling
September 14, 2017
In today’s high-tech, increasingly global society, culturally responsive, knowledge-based performance and decision-making are necessary attributes of the educated person. ... read more »
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