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FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
July 11, 2019
When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen. ... read more »
GM Exec Touts DTU and other Programs that Feature HBCUs
July 4, 2019
“There are so many great men and women that are being developed and minds that are being cared for, cultivated inside of the schools and they don’t necessarily have the recruitment bandwidth and their career centers don’t have the relationships established to actually open up access to larger Fortune 500 companies,” Lester Booker, Jr., the project manager for communications operations at General Motors. ... read more »
Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight
June 27, 2019
“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College. ... read more »
Fresh, Young, Black Comedy Series Premieres in Hollywood
June 13, 2019
Á La Carte, a new dramedy created, written, and directed by Black Millennials debuts a pilot episode to friends, family, and like-minded innovators. ... read more »
Chevrolet and NNPA Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship Launches its Fourth Year!
May 9, 2019
Each year since 2016, General Motors’ Chevrolet brand has partnered with the NNPA, a trade association that represents more than 200 African American-owned newspapers and media companies around the country. The Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship provides a $10,000 scholarship, $7,500 stipend and the road trip of a lifetime to between six and eight students selected for the honor. ... read more »
Treasurer Appoints Distinguished Transportation Experts Dr. Beverly Scott and Frederick Jordan to High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group
May 9, 2019
California Treasurer Fiona Ma has appointed two prominent African American transportation experts, Mr. Frederick Jordan of San Francisco and Dr. Beverly A. Scott of Albany, to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group. ... read more »
Tom Joyner Foundation Announces Huston-Tillotson University as May School of the Month
May 3, 2019
Formed by the host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, the foundation unveiled the names of the 2019 schools as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.   ... read more »
WATCH: Gentrifier To Howard University: If you Don’t Like Us Walking Our Dogs On Your Campus … Move!
April 22, 2019
A white man in Washington DC wants Howard University to move the campus if students and faculty don’t like rich white people’s dogs lawn cigars on their campus. ... read more »
Marcus Garvey, Frances Murphy Enshrined into Black Press Gallery of Distinguished Publishers
March 28, 2019
Nationalist, Pan-Africanism movement leader and Negro World newspaper founder Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Washington AFRO-AMERICAN publisher emeritus Francis L. Murphy II, were enshrined into the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Gallery of Distinguished Publishers during Black Press Week in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
At 88, Toni Morrison Personifies the Strength of Black Womanhood
February 28, 2019
With each masterful stroke of her pen, typewriter or (later) her computer keyboard, Legendary author, Toni Morrison keeps readers of her works and listeners of her words spellbound. “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” she once said. ... read more »
NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting
February 21, 2019
“Had there been no May 17, 1954 (the day the Supreme Court ruled in Brown V. Board of Education), I’m not sure there would have been a Little Rock. I’m not sure there would have been a Martin Luther King Jr., or Rosa Parks, had it not been for May 17, 1954. It created an environment for us to push, for us to pull,” Lewis said. ... read more »
UC Davis Chancellor Selects Renetta Garrison Tull as Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
February 21, 2019
Chancellor Gary S. May of the University of California, Davis, has selected Renetta Garrison Tull to serve as vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, a new position May announced last March to “engage more effectively with the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest students, faculty and staff.” ... read more »
Remembering and Re-Reading Woodson: Envisioning an Emancipatory Education
February 14, 2019
Clearly, in this important month and historical moment of celebrating Black History thru reflective remembrance and recommitment to ever-deeper study and emancipatory practice, our minds easily turn to the writings and life work of the father of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950). For it is Dr. Woodson who framed and laid the foundation for our celebration of Black History Month, having given his life to writing, teaching and advocating history as an indispensable core of any real, useful and emancipatory education. And it is he who founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (1915), the Journal of Negro History(1916), and Negro History Week (1926). These were later renamed to reflect the constant rethinking needed to meet the challenges and changes of our time: the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Journal of African American History and Black History Month, respectively. ... read more »
Sen. Kamala Harris Officially Enters the 2020 Presidential Race with Bold Morality
February 1, 2019
A graduate of Howard University and a member of the AKA sorority, Harris’ rollout has been the most methodically of anyone who has entered the 2020 sweepstakes. Right down to the typography and campaign slogans, which are in the style of the historic 1970s campaign of the first Black woman ever elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm, Sen. Harris’ rollout has reached for clarity. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Announces Run for Presidency in 2020 
January 24, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris has pretty much announced her intent to run for president in the next U.S. Government election, but she will make her formal announcement during a rally in Oakland on January 27.   ... read more »
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