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Poet Amanda Gorman To Read Tribute Poem At Super Bowl
February 4, 2021
Fresh off her nationally acclaimed poetry reading at President Joe Biden's inauguration, Los Angeles native Amanda Gorman will be presenting her work on another massive stage -- the Super Bowl, ... read more »
Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post
January 21, 2021
Clarke’s appointment adds even more diversity to an incoming administration that has kept its campaign promise to ensure that top staff and cabinet members reflect all of America. “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement. ... read more »
Biden Nominations Broaden Black Women’s Leadership Roles: 1st Black Woman to Chair Council of Economic Advisers, 2nd in 40 Years to Head HUD
January 7, 2021
The selection of California Senator Kamala Harris to join and then win the nation’s Vice-Presidency gave unprecedented hope to Black women across the nation. Not only had a woman broken a glass ceiling in professional development; she was also Black and a graduate of Howard University, one of the nation’s premier Historically Black Institutions. ... read more »
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After 43 Years, Dr. William Harvey of Hampton University Announces Retirement
December 24, 2020
He began as President of one of the most storied Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America in 1978. On December 15, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey announced his retirement after 43 years, effective June 30, 2022. ... read more »
Walking With Woodson in History: Seeking Truth, Justice and Transformation
February 20, 2020
Again, so we might remember and raise up, pursue and do the good. We owe this month of meditation, celebration and recommitment to increased study of our history to Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), the founder of Black History Month, who rose up from the evil and debilitating depths of post-Holocaust segregation and suppression to point to a new way to understand and assert ourselves in history and the world. ... read more »
Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin Bring Intelligent Humor to “South Side” on Comedy Central
July 25, 2019
“South Side” follows two friends who just graduated from community college stuck at “Rent-T-Own,” with an ensemble of quirky characters based in Chicago. ... read more »
As The 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board Of Education Passes Researcher Believe The Journey Is Just Beginning
June 7, 2019
May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court held that segregated education was “inherently unequal” and would only create further problems. This decision was followed by more rulings in favor of ending segregation, with great hope for a future of equal schooling for children of all races. However, today, many believe there is no reason to celebrate such a historic moment in the history of America’s civil rights. ... read more »
New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages
March 7, 2019
The new slave voyages website counts as the product of three years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. ... read more »
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Leslie Hale Makes History as First African American Female CEO of RLJ, Proving Business Isn’t a Man’s World
December 13, 2018
Recently, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke with Hale to discuss her new position and the changes she plans to implement within the company. ... read more »
First Black Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor Concedes
November 22, 2018
Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. ... read more »
Dr. Ian Smith Gives Insight to ‘The Ancient Nine’ 
November 1, 2018
Smith tells all in his mystery novel about Harvard’s secret societies.  ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Technology: The Monster ”
September 14, 2018
Every industry trends toward digital transformation. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a human race disaster according to some and Ted Kaczynski: ‘dubbed the unabomber,’ sent a series of mail bombs to university and airline officials; evaded the FBI for over 18 years; captured in 1996; a child prodigy entering Harvard University at 16, graduated, earned a doctorate in mathematics at 25; assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, quit in two years, abandoned an academic career retreating in isolation 1969 to a small cabin primitive lifestyle in Lincoln, Montana. ... read more »
Morehouse College President Starts Freshman Year in Dorm
August 16, 2018
David Thomas, the first leader in 50 years who isn't an alumnus _ moved into a cramped dormitory room Tuesday for two days to get a taste of what life is like for first-year students of the prestigious historically black school in Atlanta. He'll be staying at Graves Hall, the oldest building on campus that once housed the entire college. Although he won't have a roommate, he'll be sharing the floor with students. ... read more »
Arch Colson Whitehead
June 8, 2018
Arch Colson Whitehead on November 6, 1969, novelist Colson Whitehead spent his formative years in Manhattan, New York with his parents, Arch and Mary Anne Whitehead, who owned a recruiting firm, and three siblings. Of his childhood, he has said that he preferred reading science fiction and fantasy and watching horror films. ... read more »
Black Entertainment Trailblazer: The Legacy of Debra Lee
June 7, 2018
BET’s evolution also included the launch of its website, BET.com, and the launch of the network’s sister channel, BET Her, the first network designed to target African-American women. Lee acquired the television rights to the annual award show Black Girls Rock! and continued to elevate the prominence and prestige of the BET Awards. Lee recently launched Leading Women Defined, an annual gathering of thought leaders that convenes notable African-American woman, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Venus Williams and Issa Rae, to discuss issues that have a direct impact on the Black community. ... read more »
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