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Businesses React to Ruling Against Biden Vaccine Mandate
January 14, 2022
For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. ... read more »
Africa CDC in Talks with Pfizer for COVID Treatment Pill
January 14, 2022
The director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control said the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just passed 10 million cases. ... read more »
`King Richard’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award
January 14, 2022
``King Richard,'' the Will Smith-starring film about the childhood rise of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and the father who raised them for greatness, was named today the winner of the Los Angeles Press Club's seventh annual Veritas Award.  The award recognizes the ``best film based on or inspired by real events and people.'' Films are judged ``on fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence,'' according to the Press Club. ... read more »
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Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast
January 13, 2022
That the organization is proceeding with any kind of event came as a surprise to many in Hollywood. The HFPA came under fire after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed in February ethical lapses and a stunning lack of diversity _ there was not a single Black journalist in the 87-person group. ... read more »
Nominations Unveiled for 28th Annual SAG Awards
January 12, 2022
Nominations were unveiled today for the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the casts of ``Belfast,'' ``CODA,'' ``Don't Look Up,'' ``House of Gucci'' and ``King Richard'' named as contenders in the best motion picture category days after a lackluster Golden Globe Awards ceremony that garnered little attention. ... read more »
30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards Being Re-scheduled
January 7, 2022
Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, is rescheduling the 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards, which had been originally planned to take place live on Jan. 15 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air on Bounce on Jan. 17. The date has yet to be determined. ... read more »
Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies
January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ... read more »
“Skip” Cooper, Longtime BBA President, Announces Retirement
January 5, 2022
Earl “Skip” Cooper II officially retired as president and chief executive officer of the Black Business Association (BBA) on December 31, but not before sharing parting words that encapsulate his unwavering dedication to the organization. ... read more »
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21 Abducted Schoolchildren Rescued in Northwestern Nigeria
January 4, 2022
At least 21 schoolchildren in Nigeria have been rescued hours after they were abducted by armed groups in the West African country's troubled northwestern region, police said. ... read more »
Tesla, ODP rise; Applied Therapeutics, Newmont fall
January 4, 2022
Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday ... read more »
Sudan’s PM Announces Resignation Amid Political Deadlock
January 4, 2022
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his resignation Sunday amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country's fragile transition to democratic rule. ... read more »
Ethiopia Passes Law to Start National Dialogue Commission
December 30, 2021
Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a bill to establish a commission for national dialogue, amid international pressure for negotiations to end the 13-month conflict in the Tigray region. ... read more »
Holiday Bowl Canceled After Organizers Unable to Find a Replacement For UCLA
December 30, 2021
Holiday Bowl organizers today announced cancellation of the game, acknowledging they were unable to find a replacement team for UCLA, which was unable to play due to COVID-19 protocols within the Bruins' program. ... read more »
Ethiopia unhappy as U.S. ends its duty-free access
December 28, 2021
Ethiopia says it is unhappy with the U.S. decision to revoke duty-free access for the East African country's exports. ... read more »
Education leaders ask for raises for teachers, bus drivers
December 28, 2021
The state Education Department is asking South Carolina lawmakers to increase pay for all teachers by 2% next school year. ... read more »
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