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House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
Senators Booker and Harris Lead Roundtable Discussion on Issues Concerning African Americans
March 19, 2020
Only journalists of color received an invitation to the event, which included remarks from Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and several others. ... read more »
EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One Fulfilling Dr. King’s Dream
January 16, 2020
As the nation celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, those who knew King well, say Hughes and Urban One are the epitome of King’s dream. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 15, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 15, 2020
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded on the campus of Howard University, 1908. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 13, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 13, 2020
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on the campus of Howard University, 1913. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 9, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 9, 2020
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded on the campus of Howard University, 1914. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 8, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 8, 2020
Howard Theological Seminary changed its name to Howard University, 1867. ... read more »
Suffragist Coralie Franklin Cook: First Descendant of Monticello Slave to Graduate College
December 6, 2019
Born into slavery in Lexington, Virginia, in 1829, Cook became the first descendant of a Thomas Jefferson Monticello slave known to have graduated from college. In 1880, she graduated from Storer College in West Virginia before becoming a teacher. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Nov. 17, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
November 17, 2019
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded on the campus of Howard University, 1911. ... read more »
Facepop Mobile App Takes Messaging to a Higher Level
November 14, 2019
Your social media messages will become more vibrant and alive with the Facepop mobile app. According to company founder, Bervick J. Deculus II, the innovative tool transforms communications into memorable posts. ... read more »
Harris Honors Rep. Elijah Cummings with Statement in the Congressional Record
October 31, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday honored the life and contributions of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD-07). Congressman Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019, in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 68. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
October 24, 2019
In addition to the contributions he made to improve the lives of all Americans, the congressman was a passionate advocate for his beloved Baltimore, where he was born and raised. ... read more »
Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74
October 3, 2019
Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. ... read more »
AKA Raises $1 Million for HBCUs in One Day, Announces Collaboration with the Black Press of America
September 26, 2019
"I understand the impact personally that establishing an endowment has on a student's enrollment and graduation prospects," Dr. Glover said. "The actions of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will go a long way toward ensuring that HBCUs remain open and able to encourage the best black students to choose them as a first option," she said. ... read more »
Denny’s Revises Schedule for 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour
September 20, 2019
Due to Hurricane Dorian, Denny’s has postponed the first stop of its 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour at Claflin and South Carolina State University to Oct. 12 from this Friday. ... read more »
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