Simmons College to Create Jesse Jackson Center for Racial Justice

On the 55th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Simmons College of Kentucky announced a new $2 million initiative on racial justice. College President Kevin Cosby announced the gift from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation during a service at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. The centerpiece of the initiative will be creation of The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. Center for Racial Justice.

Los Angeles Sparks Sign Kianna Smith to 7-Day Contract

The Los Angeles Sparks announced today the signing of guard Kianna Smith to a 7-Day contract. The Sparks are signing Smith after being granted a hardship exception. Smith will be available for today’s game at Crypto.com Arena against the Phoenix Mercury at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN. The Sparks drafted Smith out of Louisville in the second round of the 2022 WNBA Draft at No. 16 overall. She was waived prior to the regular season, after appearing in both Sparks preseason games. The 6-foot combo guard was a standout at Louisville, where in two seasons after transferring from Cal-Berkeley, she

Ahmaud Arbery’s mom: Thankful for justice and son’s legacy

Tears streak down the cheek of Ahmaud Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper-Jones after the jury convicted Travis McMichael in the Glynn County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, Pool)

FILM REVIEW: City of Ali

Can we ever get enough of Muhammad Ali? No! And so, another documentary about him is automatically good news on some level. Particularly during these troubled times when stirring up memories of “The Greatest” can connect us back to the best in humanity.

Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Again, Reflections on the Principle and Practice

Even without understanding it in the depth that would come later, we were in, 1965, a new generation building on centuries of sacrifice and struggles of all those who preceded us, those who cleared firm and sacred ground on which we stood and still stand and who opened essential and upward ways on which we would continue the unfinished struggle for liberation and ever higher levels of human life.

When Children are Forced to Protect Themselves 2018 Vote for Your Lives

The assaults on the 16 students and one school staff member represent the fifth school shooting in 2018. It also marks the 187th school shooting since April 20, 1999; 18 years ago, at 11:19 a.m. when 13 people were killed and 20 were injured in a similar attack. While the latest shootings garnered outrage across the globe, young people in African American communities were reminded of the everyday gun violence that riddles homes and doorsteps in poor communities on a daily basis with little or no fanfare.

Iyanla Vanzant Returns for New Season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

Iyanla Vanzant is back! The award-winning self-help series, Iyanla: Fix My Life returns to the OWN network on Saturday, September 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In the three-part season premiere, Vanzant travels to Louisville, Kentucky to help two African American pastors, whose lives have been based on lies and deception, face their true identities and come out to their families and congregations. With her help, both Pastors take bold steps towards confessing their truth, after years of keeping their sexuality a secret from those they love.