November 08, 2021

Congresswoman Nikema Williams to Delivers TSU’s Fall Commencement Address Nov. 20

Written by Emmanuel Freeman, U.S. Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) will be the commencement speaker when Tennessee State University holds its fall graduation ceremony on Nov. 20. More than 700 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees in various disciplines. The commencement will be held in hybrid format with the live ceremony in the Gentry Complex,

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FAMU Partners with the Estée Lauder Companies to Build the Next Generation of Black Beauty Leaders in Travel Retail

By Florida A&M University Newsroom, Florida A&M University (FAMU) and The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) Monday announced a partnership to create a new talent and development program to build the next generation of Black beauty leaders in Travel Retail. In line to create a more diverse workforce, ELC’s Travel Retail division has established an exclusive

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Dwayne Johnson attends the World Premiere Of Netflix's "Red Notice" at L.A. LIVE on November 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Dwayne Johnson will no longer use real firearms in his productions

By Chloe Melas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to do his part to make production sets safer. While promoting his upcoming movie “Red Notice,” Johnson told Variety that he will no longer allow real guns on the set of any of his Seven Bucks film productions after the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust,” which killed cinematographer Halyna


State of Howard University Address

Written by Howard University Newsroom, Dear Howard University Community, President Wayne A. I. Frederick delivered the Fall 2021 State of the University Address, where he responded directly to questions posed by students, alumni, and staff members of the Howard community. We encourage everyone to watch the conversation in full on the Howard University YouTube channel. Here are a

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANIBAL MARTEL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10994329a) A table full of stickers for voters as they cast ballots at the Pullen Community Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 03 November 2020. Americans vote on Election Day to choose between re-electing Donald J. Trump or electing Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States to serve from 2021 through 2024. Election Day voting 2020, Raleigh, USA - 03 Nov 2020

North Carolina GOP-controlled legislature approves congressional map

By Kelly Mena, North Carolina’s GOP-controlled state legislature on Thursday approved the state’s new congressional maps, which have boundaries likely to give Republicans an advantage there for the next decade. The state gained a 14th congressional seat after the 2020 census. Ten of the 14 seats will lean Republican, according to the non-partisan Princeton Gerrymandering Project. Republicans


Fisk University & Galen College of Nursing Create A New Pathway To Nursing with Articulation Agreement

Courtesy of Fisk University, Fisk University and Galen College of Nursing have announced an articulation agreement to create a new pathway in nursing for Fisk students. Filling an unmet need for students enrolled in science programs who wish to explore nursing, the agreement allows for Fisk degree coursework credits to transfer to Galen College of


Officer who responded to Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting testifies what he saw when he arrived on the scene

By Dakin Andone, Christina Maxouris and Devon M. Sayers, Prosecutors in the trial of three White men charged with the killing of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery called their first witness on Friday, a police officer, after opening statements by the state and defense attorneys. Glynn County Police Officer William Duggan testified he responded to the scene after finishing an

LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 12: A medical technician fills a syringe from a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Bates Memorial Baptist Church February 12, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Friday marked the first day that Norton Healthcare offered the vaccination in predominantly black areas of the city, with black churches being the operation centers for the pop-up clinics. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

White House chief of staff ‘confident’ Biden’s administration’s vaccine mandate for private businesses will be upheld

By Jasmine Wright White House chief of staff Ron Klain said he was confident the courts will uphold the validity of the Biden administration’s new vaccine rules that apply to private businesses with 100 or more employees, certain health care workers and federal contractors, after a federal appeals court temporarily blocked the requirements on Saturday. “I’m quite confident that

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the October jobs report from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2021. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Congress passes $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, delivering major win for Biden

By Annie Grayer, Manu Raju and Clare Foran, Congress has passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, delivering on a major pillar of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after months of internal deliberations and painstaking divisions among Democrats. The final vote was 228-206. Thirteen Republicans voted with the majority of Democrats in support of the bill, though six


Big rebound in jobs: America adds 531,000 jobs to the economy in October

By Anneken Tappe America’s jobs recovery gathered some steam last month as US employers added 531,000 positions in October. The unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, the lowest level since the economic recovery started in May 2020. The number of jobs added in October easily outpaced economists’ prediction of 450,000 jobs. It marked the first month since