November 11, 2021

FAMU Professor Releases Movie in Honor of National Caregivers Month

Written by Florida A&M University, ‘My Music’ Shines A Light on Caregiving Challenges and Alzheimer’s Florida A&M University (FAMU) Journalism Professor Kenneth Jones will release his third independent movie My Music, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 5-7 at the CMX Cinemas, 147 Vermillion Boulevard, Tallahassee, and will host “Community Conversations” immediately following each showing. The


New York Times Bestselling Author and CNN Political Commentator Keith Boykin and Howard University Political Science Chair Ravi Perry Join Donna Brazile for Howard University King Lecture Series

Written by the Howard University Newsroom, The 2021-2022 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy Lecture Series, chaired by political strategist and author Donna Brazile, returned Tuesday, October 12 at 5 p.m. EDT online via YouTube. This year’s series is themed “Make the Future Your Own: Building Forward Together.” The third virtual event, entitled “Race


EPA and Grambling State University Partner to Strengthen Environmental Studies and Improve Career Opportunities for Students

By Grambling State University, EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, EPA Region 6, and historically black university Grambling State University (GSU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pledging to collaborate in preparing students to enter and compete in the federal workforce; providing Environmental Protection Agency’s expertise to review and enhance GSU curriculums; and

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Zendaya attends the "Dune" UK Special Screening at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on October 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Zendaya’s fashion evolution, from Disney Channel star to red carpet queen

Megan C. Hills, Zendaya has secured her place among fashion’s elite, thanks to a string of eye-catching red carpet appearances and partnerships with brands like Valentino and Bulgari. With outfits from the recent “Dune” promotional tour going viral on social media, the former Disney star has proven herself a sartorial force to be reckoned with — and

It was announced in September that talk show host Wendy Williams had tested positive for a breakthrough case of Covid-19. Williams is shown here in an interview in 2017.

Wendy Williams says her health has been a ‘hot topic’

By Lisa Respers France, Wendy Williams misses her audience. The talk show host recently posted a health update on the “Wendy Williams Show’s” verified Instagram account, writing “HOW YOU DOIN’? I MISS YOU ALL!” “As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic,” the statement reads. “I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s


Spelman College Receives $1 Million Gift from Zynga to Establish Gaming Program and Provide Scholarships For Students

By Spelman College, Zynga, a global leader in interactive entertainment, recently announced a $1 million gift to establish scholarships and implement a pilot gaming program for Spelman College students. “Spelman has a long tradition of expanding the pipeline of talent into areas where Black women have been most underrepresented. To continue this trend for our


Harris and Macron aim for increased US-French cooperation as world enters ‘new era’

By Jeremy Diamond and Nikki Carvajal, Vice President Kamala Harris and French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday they look forward to closer US-French cooperation as they sat down for a bilateral meeting at the Elysée Palace aimed at revitalizing US-French ties. Both countries are looking to rebuild trust after the US struck a surprise deal with Australia in

People place flowers during a centennial commemoration event at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on November 9, 2021. (Photo by Alex Brandon / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALEX BRANDON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Public allowed to lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for first time in nearly 100 years

By Veronica Stracqualursi, For the first time in nearly a century, members of the public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier plaza and lay flowers before the sacred memorial site in Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s the first time in 96 years that visitors have been allowed to

U.S. Army soldiers watch garbage burn in a burn-pit at Forward Operating Base Azzizulah in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, February 4, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Burton (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY)

Veterans exposed to burn pits will get expanded health care support, White House says

By Paul LeBlanc, The Biden administration on Veterans Day announced a series of new support options for veterans who had been exposed to “contaminants and environmental hazards,” such as burn pits, while serving. The steps, which the White House detailed in a fact sheet, seek to “improve our understanding of the health effects of military-related exposures, educate providers and

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with a vial of the J&J/Janssen Covid-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination site at Grand Central Terminal train station on May 12, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden administration announces deal to provide J&J Covid-19 vaccine to people in conflict zones and humanitarian settings

By Arlette Saenz, Kate Sullivan and Jennifer Hansler, The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a new deal it brokered with Johnson & Johnson and the global vaccination program called Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access, or COVAX, to provide J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine to people in conflict zones and other humanitarian settings where government vaccine campaigns cannot reach. “We’re eager