November 03, 2021

NSU and Pharrell Team Up to Present Economic Business Forum

Courtesy of Norfolk State University Newsroom, Norfolk State University hosted a business economic forum Thursday, Oct. 28, held by entertainment entrepreneur Pharrell Williams. The mogul’s “The Elephant in the Room” was a business economic panel discussion aimed at helping move the region’s economic development forward. A group of financial investors told an audience of invited

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 22: New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams prepares to speak after voting during Primary Election Day at P.S. 81 on June 22, 2021 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn borough in New York City. Mayoral candidate and frontrunner Eric Adams voted in a crowded race where recent polls have him leading the pack in a bid to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio. This is the first year in the city for ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to rank their top five candidates. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Eric Adams elected as New York City’s second Black mayor

By Gregory Krieg,  Democrat Eric Adams has been elected the 110th mayor of New York City, defeating Republican nominee Curtis Sliwa. Adams, a retired New York Police Department captain who embraced a public safety message, will be the second Black mayor in the city’s history, after the late David Dinkins. “I wanted people to know my story,


President David A. Thomas and 13 Alumni Among the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Written by Morehouse College, If you need proof that Morehouse prepares Black men for global leadership, just ask the editors of Savoy magazine, who this week named 13 alumni and President David A. Thomas, Ph.D. to its listing of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. The “elite” listing of Black professionals who serve as governing authorities for some of

Singer Mariah Carey is shown here celebrating the 25th anniversary of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' in Los Angeles, California.

Mariah Carey reminds us she’s the queen of Christmas

By Lisa Respers France Don’t play with Mariah Carey when it comes to her holiday. The singer posted a video Monday to tease something coming November 5 and remind us that she rules when it comes to the Christmas holiday. In it, there are three pumpkins used to spell out “It’s not time.” Carey, dressed in a sparkly red


FVSU Collaborates with Chevron and Fab Foundation to Launch a Fab Lab in Middle Georgia

By Fort Valley State University, The Chevron Corporation announced a major financial contribution in support of two long-standing community partners, Fab Foundation and Fort Valley State University (FVSU), to create a digital fabrication lab for the middle Georgia community. Fab labs are designed to foster innovation, learning and invention: a place to play, to create,

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Vanessa Bryant speaks during The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judge rules Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, won’t undergo psychiatric evaluation in lawsuit over helicopter crash photos

By Jenn Selva and Susannah Cullinane, Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, will not have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County over leaked photos of the NBA star’s fatal helicopter crash, a judge has ruled. Bryant’s lawsuit claims photos of the January 2020 helicopter crash that killed her husband, daughter and seven others were


Gadsden State awarded grant to open Educational Opportunity Center

Written by Gadsden State Community College,  Gadsden State Community College has been notified by the U.S. Department of Education that a $232,500 grant has been awarded to create the Cheaha Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Project, which will serve four counties, including Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne and Etowah. The Cheaha EOC Project is a federal TRIO program.


Legacy, Looking Ahead the Focus of 120th Founders Convocation

Written by Grambling State University, Grambling State University continued its celebration of 120 years of educational excellence today with the Founders Convocation at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Grambling State alumna Dr. Dana A. Williams, dean of the Graduate School at Howard University, served as the convocation speaker as GSU President Richard J. Gallot,

A syringe is filled with a first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination clinic during a back to school event offering school supplies, Covid-19 vaccinations, face masks, and other resources for children and their families at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA in Los Angeles, California on August 7, 2021. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Pfizer revenue and profits soar on its Covid vaccine business

By Chris Isidore, Pfizer reported that earnings and sales more than doubled in the past quarter, and it raised its outlook for results the full year, thanks greatly to its Covid-19 vaccine. The company reported adjusted earnings of $7.7 billion, up 133% from a year earlier. Revenue soared to $24.1 billion, up 134%. Both easily


Shontel Brown will win Ohio seat once held by Marcia Fudge

By Chandelis Duster, Democrat Shontel Brown, a Cuyahoga County Council member, will win Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, CNN projected Tuesday. The seat was vacated by former Rep. Marcia Fudge, who became President Joe Biden’s secretary of housing and urban development earlier this year. CNN projected Brown’s win over Republican candidate Laverne Gore. Brown’s victory is not expected to