November 23, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Anti-CRT coverage is a ‘propaganda campaign’

By Ramishah Maruf, What began as a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine cover story, the 1619 Project has now produced two books: one for adults, “A New Origin Story” and a children’s book, “Born on the Water.” But even though the 1619 Project books were just released earlier this week, states such as Texas and


An activist radio host has put his life on the line for voting rights. Biden, it’s your move

By Dean Obeidallah Legendary Black radio host Joe Madison is two weeks into a hunger strike that could become a risk to his health. Madison, 72, is doing it for one reason: To pressure President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress to pass voting rights legislation as the GOP actively works to restrict ballot access. As Madison told CNN’s Don Lemon


Claflin University Partners with Barnes & Noble College on New Course Material Delivery Model

By Claflin University, Claflin University announced that it has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement the Panther Direct Book Program, a course material delivery model that will drive student success by ensuring all students are prepared to begin learning on the first day of class. In its launch of the program, Claflin University will offer


Healthcare Industry Innovator Justin Bayless Donates $1.5 million to Morehouse College

By Morehouse College Healthcare industry trailblazer Justin Bayless, Chief Executive Officer of Bayless Integrated Healthcare, has contributed a $1.5 million gift to Morehouse College to support student scholarships and faculty development at the nation’s only historically Black liberal arts college for men. A 2006 graduate of Morehouse, Bayless credits his alma mater for helping him


Young progressives warn that Democrats could have a youth voter problem in 2022

By Rachel Janfaza, With less than one year until the 2022 midterm elections, young voters — who turned out in high numbers for President Joe Biden in 2020 — warn that if the Biden administration and congressional Democrats don’t act now on issues important to young progressives, they could risk alienating the demographic. Citing college


Akin Gump Announces Vernon E. Jordan Fellowship with Howard University School of Law, $1 Million Donation for Jordan Law Library

Written by Howard University Newsroom, Akin Gump announced today the launch of the Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Fellowship, which will offer a paid internship for two third-year Howard University law students – one in the Fall semester, and one in the Spring – to work with the firm’s public law and policy practice in Washington. The fellowship is named in honor of the late Howard University School of Law alumnus, civil rights

NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 22: The statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt, who also served as New York state governor, stands in front of the Museum of Natural History on June 22, 2020 in New York City. The statue, which also features a Native American and a Black man standing at his side, will be removed the city of New York has announced. The statue, which is now being protected by the police, was installed in 1940 and has periodically been an object of controversy. (Photo by Stephen Ferry/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)

Controversial Theodore Roosevelt statue outside of New York museum finds a home in North Dakota

By Laura Studley, A controversial statue of US President Theodore Roosevelt in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City has found a new home in Medora, North Dakota, the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation announced in a statement. The statue will be on long-term loan to the newly announced Theodore Roosevelt


Trailblazing Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to retire from Congress after serving nearly 30 years

By Daniella Diaz, Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas announced her retirement Saturday afternoon after serving nearly 30 years in Congress, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi said in a statement Saturday that Johnson is “a dedicated and highly effective leader on behalf of Dallas area families and the entire

Malikah Shabazz. (Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Malikah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, has died, officials say

By Joe Sutton, A daughter of slain Black civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malikah Shabazz, died Monday, the New York Police Department told CNN. Shabazz, 56, was found unconscious by her daughter at her home in Brooklyn, according to the NYPD. Police said the death appears to be due to natural causes at this time. Bernice