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Dr. Ronald Simmons Transforms Lives of Those Affected by Drug and Alcohol Addiction
June 30, 2022
Dr. Ronald Simmons, Co-founder, and Executive Director of “Free N One,” a nationally recognized faith-based drug and alcohol program, is passionately transforming the lives of individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction. ... read more »
Author Devyn Bakewell Continues College Love Story with Sequel, ‘Greater Life’
June 30, 2022
“Greater Life” is the second novel and the sequel to Howard alumni and author Devyn Bakewell’s debut novel, “Greater Love.” The sequel continues the life and love story between Ryan McKnight and Devyn Baker, two college students who attend Truth University, an HBCU in New York. ... read more »
This is a Season for Healing and I’m Here For It 
April 7, 2022
When thinking of the word “season,” it usually refers to a period of time such as the changing of seasons in a given calendar year.  Another interpretation refers to how the right or proper seasoning can make something taste good.   ... read more »
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Miracles Still Happen on Wall Street
April 6, 2022
Darin McAllister, a former L.A.P.D. officer, FBI special agent and author, now serves as the senior vice president of Christian Ministries and Community Development at the Los Angeles Mission, located in downtown L.A. where God is still performing miracles in the lives of people on Skid Row. ... read more »
King Shares Insight on Voting Rights at Drew University Breakfast
March 31, 2022
Author and activist Shaun King offered unfiltered commentary on the state of voting rights and redistricting during the 7th annual President’s Breakfast hosted by Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). ... read more »
Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs 
March 17, 2022
A recent Washington Post story found that Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than their white counterparts – to the tune of around $11 billion each year. Given their cultural and educational importance to the Black community, HBCUs are the repository of much of these donations with a number of household names – and some you may not know – making big-dollar contributions to these institutions.   ... read more »
Do You Really Know What You Want?
July 8, 2021
For the past 15 years I have had the privilege and pleasure of writing for the Los Angeles Sentinel, and it is always rewarding when someone shares with me how much they enjoyed or learned from one of my articles. ... read more »
Walter Mosley’s BLOOD GROVE AN EASY RAWLINS MYSTERY — Social Commentary Brilliantly Mixed Mystery
May 20, 2021
At the beating heart of “Blood Grove” — as in all the Easy Rawlins books — is the hidden truth about America. ... read more »
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‘How Did 12 Percent of Black Men vote for Trump?’
November 19, 2020
In Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, 95 percent of Black male voters and 96 percent of Black women chose him, NBC News reported. Four years later, Black women’s support remained at 96 percent for Obama’s 2012 re-election, while Black men slid to 87 percent. In 2016, when the nominee was Hillary Clinton, Black men dropped further to 82 percent while Black women’s support for Clinton remained high at 94 percent. Biden came close to matching that this year, garnering the support of 91 percent of Black women. But 12 percent of Black men voted for Trump, according to exit polls. ... read more »
Author and Historian, Blair Imani Sheds Light on Great Migration
February 20, 2020
This book takes a deeper look, exploring multiple viewpoints during a key point in Black History. ... read more »
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
November 7, 2019
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. ... read more »
Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled
September 26, 2019
During the intimate video-taped interview inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the two visionaries also tackled topics that ranged from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, their shared North Carolina families’ histories, the writing legacy of author James Baldwin, and the contemporary vitality of the Black Press of America. ... read more »
Charlamagne Tha God: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me
November 8, 2018
"Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me" not only includes Charlamagne personal mental health history but also gives insights to clinical diagnoses. ... read more »
One-on-One with Author Tomi Adeyemi
July 5, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi's  "Children of Blood at Bone" is set in the magical land of Orïsha and is told through the eyes of a young woman named Zélie who goes on a quest to restore magic to her people. Strolling the wide streets of Harlem, I chatted with Adeyemi and this is what she has to say about what inspired Zélie's world and why she hopes that young girls, all over the world will read her book and connect with the spirit of the story. It’s almost a safe bet to say that her wish will come true, since along with the critical accolades for the debut novel,  Adeyemi also landed a three-book and three-movie deal with an all-Black cast of characters. Impressive.   ... read more »
Shirley Anita Chisholm
March 29, 2018
American politician, educator and author... ... read more »

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