November 22, 2021

Lizzo, Simone Biles and Nikole Hannah-Jones represent the year of ‘radical self-care’ in Essence

By Madeline Holcombe, Essence magazine has dubbed this the “year of radical self-care,” and to celebrate, it’s featuring three heroes in the world of wellness. The November/December issue of the magazine features Simone Biles, Lizzo and Nikole Hannah-Jones on three different cover editions, and each woman discussed in the issue how they prioritize their mental health. “Now


Howard University and Alto Pharmacy Announce Alto Scholars Program

Written by Howard University, The Howard University College of Pharmacy and Alto Pharmacy, a patient-centric telehealth pharmacy committed to health and wellbeing, have announced a three-year partnership to support student scholarships. Under the program, Alto will contribute $450,000 to support scholarships for five pharmacy students in each of the next three years. This builds on an existing partnership

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 21: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on as he is ejected from the game during the third quarter of the game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

LeBron James ejected after a strike to an opposing player’s face leads to an on-court scuffle

By Jacob Lev and Travis Caldwell, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was ejected during a game against the Detroit Pistons Sunday after making contact with Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart in the face. The ejection is only the second in James’ career — the first coming in 2017 for comments made to a referee. Sunday’s altercation occurred with 9:18 remaining


Grambling State School of Nursing receives accreditation for BSN program

By Grambling State University, In a letter to the School of Nursing at Grambling State University (GSU), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) notified the program that accreditation has been awarded through December 2026 for the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program with zero compliance issues. As the state of Louisiana continues to

US Disney parks are including a Black Santa Claus in Christmas celebrations this year for the first time in the company's 66-year theme park history. Holiday décor adorns Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Black Santas are appearing in US Disney parks this season for the first time

By Natasha Chen, Without an official announcement or fanfare, US Disney parks are including a Black Santa Claus in Christmas celebrations this year for the first time in the company’s 66-year theme park history. At both Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, a Black Santa has


US Congresswoman Nikema Williams Inspires TSU Graduates to ‘Live Out Loud and On Purpose’

By Lucas Johnson, Nearly 700 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees in various disciplines at Tennessee State University’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday. The event was held in hybrid format with the live ceremony in the Gentry Center Complex, where U.S. Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) addressed the graduates. The ceremony was also livestreamed. Before Williams


Schumer says Democrats will negotiate with Manchin and Sinema on Build Back Better plan and wants bill done by Christmas

By Liam Reilly and Devan Cole, CNN Senate Democrats will try to negotiate with moderate Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to address their disagreements on the size and scope of President Joe Biden’s economic package as it heads to the chamber, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. “The House did a very strong bill. Everyone


Rittenhouse is latest symbol of a nation divided on guns, crime and protest

By Stephen Collinson, Three days after his acquittal in a polarizing case in Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse is now a teenaged avatar for a nation divided over the nature of justice, the societal role of guns and violence in political discourse. The sight of Rittenhouse, 18, walking free on Friday after shooting dead two men and wounding another last year


For 85 minutes, Kamala Harris became the first woman with presidential power

By Kate Sullivan, President Joe Biden on Friday temporarily transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he was under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy for one hour and 25 minutes, according to the White House. The nation’s first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president broke yet another barrier when she temporarily

Protesters are seen during a march from the Glynn County Courthouse to the Brunswick African American Cultural Center in support of Ahmaud Arbery on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. Elijah Nouvelage for CNN

For Black residents of Ahmaud Arbery’s hometown, trust in the justice system is on trial right alongside his accused killers

By Dakin Andone, Carrying signs that read “Justice for Ahmaud,” the demonstrators marched past majestic live oaks draped with Spanish moss. They chanted Ahmaud Arbery’s name as they wound through the streets, past a hardware store, several homes, a convenience store. They rounded the corner by the floral shop, calling for those watching from the sidewalk to