November 19, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 11: A shopper walks past turkeys displayed for sale in a grocery store ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on November 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. U.S. consumer prices have increased solidly in the past few months on items such as food, rent, cars and other goods as inflation has risen to a level not seen in 30 years. The consumer-price index rose by 6.2 percent in October compared to one year ago. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Thanksgiving dinner will cost Americans 14% more this year, survey finds

By Vanessa Yurkevich, Thanksgiving dinner will cost 14% more this year, according to new survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Dinner for a family of 10 will cost on average $53.31 — up $6.41 from last year’s average of $46.90 which was down 4% from 2019, the lowest in 10 years. Several factors led


Graduate Develops App to Help Special Needs Children Enhance their Social Skills

By Lucas Johnson Aram Abubaker was presented with a challenge. A friend who worked with children with special needs was looking for something that would help enhance their social skills. Abubaker responded: He made an app for that. On Saturday, Abubaker will join nearly 800 undergraduate and graduate students receiving various degrees at Tennessee State


Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand Announce Million Dollar Gift to Morehouse College

By Morehouse College, Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand today announced a one-million-dollar donation to Morehouse College as a part of their Black Community Commitment. The gift will help fund scholarships, technology, and educational programming for students studying journalism and sports-related areas of study. The Black Community Commitment is an initiative by Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand


Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey Named Outstanding Nonprofit Leader by the Association of Fundraising Professional VA, Hampton Roads Chapter as part of 2021 National Philanthropy Day

By Hampton University  Hampton University President Dr.  William R. Harvey was named the ‘Outstanding Nonprofit Leader’ by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Hampton Roads Chapter during its signature event, National Philanthropy Day. National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy and all


FAMU student receives Crossman Career Builder Scholarship

By Andrew Skerritt, Florida A&M University (FAMU) student Marques Cutler is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Crossman Career Builder Scholarship. Cutler is a fourth-year quantitative analysis student with a minor in marketing in the School of Business and Industry (SBI). The Port St. Joe, Florida, native said the Crossman Scholarship is a vote of confidence


SAU Student Chosen as Participant in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Nanobiotechnology Rosetta Commons REU Program

By Tiara Alexander, Senior, Communications In recent years, Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) has had students participate in some of the most esteemed internship programs in the country. Peter Musenge is one of those students. Peter is a junior biology major and serves as the president of the STEM club and the SGA director of Academic

The FBI seal is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC on July 5, 2016. - The FBI said Tuesday it will not recommend charges over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, but said she had been "extremely careless" in her handling of top secret data. The decision not to recommend prosecution will come as a huge relief for the presumptive Democratic nominee whose White House campaign has been dogged by the months-long probe. (Photo by YURI GRIPAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images)

FBI gauges threats against educators and school board members

By Christina Carrega and Evan Perez, The FBI is working to assess the number of threats made against school board members and teachers, using a tracking tool that it says will help implement a directive from Attorney General Merrick Garland that has come under criticism from Republicans. An internal memo to the FBI’s counterterrorism and criminal

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 10: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the recently passed $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at the Port of Baltimore on November 10, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. President Biden will sign the bill next week, where he plans to bring Democrats and Republicans to the White House for a ceremony to mark the bipartisan bill's passage. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Biden touts electric vehicle provisions of infrastructure law as way to compete with China

By Arlette Saenz and Maegan Vazquez, President Joe Biden traveled to Detroit on Wednesday to tout the electric vehicle provisions of the recently signed bipartisan infrastructure law, making the case that his plan is a way to compete with China’s stronghold in the electric vehicle market and boost domestic supply chains. “For most of the 21st


Two men convicted of killing Malcolm X to be exonerated

By Peniel E. Joseph, The exonerations, after 56 years, of two Black men convicted of the assassination of Malcolm X rights a grave miscarriage of justice and opens new questions about race and America’s criminal justice system. Spurred by decades of effort by historians and further accelerated by the widely acclaimed 2019 Netflix documentary series,

California Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a rally launching her presidential campaign on January 27, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by NOAH BERGER / AFP) (Photo by NOAH BERGER/AFP via Getty Images)

Harris says she does not feel misused or underused as vice president

By Kate Sullivan and Betsy Klein, Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday she does not feel misused or underused in her role as vice president, following CNN reporting that many in the vice president’s circle believe she is being sidelined and that key West Wing aides are exasperated by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack