November 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks as he honors the Milwaukee Bucks for winning the 2021 NBA Championship during an event on the South Lawn at the White House on November 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns to win the 2021 NBA Championship. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Biden honors NBA champs Milwaukee Bucks at the White House

By Maegan Vazquez, President Joe Biden honored the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks at a White House ceremony on Monday, marking the first visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by an NBA championship-winning team since 2016. Harkening back to the first NBA team visit to the White House, made by the Boston Celtics during the Kennedy administration, the


#Stigma2021: Howard University Hosts Annual Stigma Conference, November 15-19

Written by the Howard University Newsroom, Howard University’s 12th Annual International Conference on Stigma will be held November 15-19, 2021, as a virtual event. The theme is “Trauma…Recovery…Healing.” This year’s conference will include open discussions on a range of topics, including HIV among underserved populations and the impact of chronic stress and trauma. Stigma of mental health,


Waste Management Makes $300,000 Commitment to Tennessee State University

By Lucas Johnson Waste Management, a leading provider of environmental services in Middle Tennessee, recently made a three-year, $300,000 commitment to Tennessee State University. The pledge, first unveiled by Dr. Glenda Glover, President of TSU, and Don Gentilcore, Area Director of Disposal Operations for WM, during halftime of TSU’s homecoming football game on Oct. 30 will focus on


Professor Ibrahim Named to USG Executive Leadership Institute Class for 2021-2022

By Fort Valley State University Mohammed Ibrahim, Ph.D., chair and professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences at Fort Valley State University (FVSU) has been selected to the University System of Georgia (USG) 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) class. Dr. Ibrahim is among 34 faculty and staff members from 25 USG institutions and the University System Office

A 8 year-old child receives their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the Beaumont Health offices in Southfield, Michigan on November 5, 2021. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)

How does vaccination for kids change Thanksgiving? An expert weighs in

By Katia Hetter, As children ages 5 to 11 years old began receiving the Covid-19 vaccine last week, families across the country have been breathing a great sigh of relief. Their younger kids will soon be much better protected against the coronavirus. But will it be in time for Thanksgiving? Will we be able to get together


Even Democrats are now admitting ‘Defund the Police’ was a massive mistake

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, On Tuesday, a proposal to fundamentally restructure the Minneapolis police department in the wake of George Floyd’s death in 2020 was soundly defeated, a setback that even many Democrats acknowledged could be laid at the feet of the “defund the police” movement that some within the party embraced last summer. “I think allowing this

Azeez Tobi Abubakar, a young climate activist from Nigeria, is at the conference to share stories of other young activists who couldn’t come.

‘We’re not just somebody to look at.’ Sidelined groups complain of racial tokenism at COP26 climate talks

By Ivana Kottasová, There’s a small desk right at the back of the largest room at the COP26 conference in Glasgow. It sits well behind the rows of seats reserved for world leaders and international organizations, right underneath a huge EXIT sign, behind observing journalists. The label on the desk reads “Indigenous Peoples Organizations.” The United

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 05: (L to R from CENTER) U.S. President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush attend the funeral service of former Secretary of State Colin Powell at Washington National Cathedral on November 05, 2021 in Washington, DC.  Powell, who died on October 18th, 2021 from complications of Covid-19, served three presidents during his military and diplomatic career. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘A great lion with a big heart’: Former presidents and dignitaries pay tribute to Powell

By Veronica Stracqualursi, Gen. Colin Powell was remembered Friday as a patriotic statesman who served his country in peace and war at a funeral service that was marked not only by its reverence for the former secretary of state but by a bipartisan attendance of former presidents and dignitaries who paid tribute to the late giant of


FAMU Alum Daria Willis Named Next President of Howard Community (Md.) College

by Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University alumna Daria J. Willis, Ph.D., will leave Everett Community College (EvCC), Washington, at the end of the year to become the next president of Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia, Maryland, both schools announced. Willis, who started at EvCC in July 2019, announced her resignation Thursday, Nov. 4 to


Grambling State University to Hold Veterans Appreciation Day Program November 11

Written by Grambling State University, Grambling State University will honor military veterans during its third annual Veterans Appreciation Day Program at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. The event, which is open to the public, will salute veterans and extend gratitude for their service. Attendees must wear masks and practice