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Opioid Settlement: California, 13 Other States, to Share $30 Billion-Plus in Payouts
March 10, 2022
The money from two different settlement deals will be used to support recovery and relief efforts for people struggling with opioid addiction, a problem that disproportionately affects African Americans. It has been identified as a contributing factor to the high rate of unhoused Black people in California. ... read more »
Influenced by his dad and Tiger Woods, Wyatt Worthington II Hopes His Success Opens More Golfing Opportunities for People of Color
October 14, 2021
As a young teen, Worthington met woods during a First Tee and Woods Foundation event. Woods helped the young man with his swing and provided the kind of confidence that helped Worthington qualify to play for the PGA Championship in 2016. ... read more »
Cali’s Push to Let Student Athletes Get Paid Gets Big Assists From SCOTUS, NCAA
July 8, 2021
But last week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously ruled that the NCAA policy must fall in line with the country’s antitrust laws and that the organization does not have the authority to deny student athletes the right to receive compensation for their athleticism or fame. ... read more »
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NNPA Re-Elects Executive Committee of Five Black Women Publishers
July 1, 2021
The National Newspaper Publishers Association unanimously re-elected all-Black women executive board ... read more »
Black Leaders: Biden Order Is First to Recognize America’s History of Housing Injustice
February 4, 2021
Black Leaders and civil rights groups – including the NAACP and the Greenlining Institute -- are hailing a memorandum President Joe Biden issued last week directing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to “take actions to undo historic patterns of segregation and other types of housing discrimination that afford access to long denied opportunities.” ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020
Philanthropist, TV. producer, and NBA great LeBron Raymone James Sr. was born in Akron, OH, 1984. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
November 25, 2020
William Hubbard, the first African American to win a gold medal at the Olympics as an individual, was born Cincinnati, OH, 1903. ... read more »
New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community
November 19, 2020
Researchers are urging more people of color to participate in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, but participation numbers so far are low. ... read more »
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ULI/REAP Launches First-Ever Virtual Academy
November 12, 2020
The first-ever ULI/REAP (Urban Land Institute/Real Estate Associate Program) Virtual Fall Academy 2020 has launched with over 150 candidates enrolled in the live and on-demand program that runs through graduation on Friday, December 11, 2020. ... read more »
Black SuperPac Urges Candidates, Parties to Spend Millions with Black Businesses
October 22, 2020
One of America’s leading Black conservative political action committee has instituted a national effort to help Black-owned businesses earn some of the billions of dollars spent during America’s political campaigns as the 2020 election year hits the home stretch. ... read more »
County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’
September 24, 2020
September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 18, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 18, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, OH 1931. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 9, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 9, 2020
Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar passed away at the age of 33 in Dayton, OH 1906. ... read more »
LeBron James Crowned AP Male Athlete of the Decade
January 1, 2020
On Monday, just one day after it was announced that LeBron James was named the Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Decade, James was celebrating his 35th birthday. That honor comes not only with his athletic achievements but entrepreneurial skills and community endeavors such as opening the I Promise School and producing the sequel to “Space Jam.”  ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Dec. 30, 2019-Brought to you by Black365
December 30, 2019
Philanthropist, T.V. producer, and NBA great LeBron Raymone James Sr. was born in Akron, OH, 1984. ... read more »
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