December 02, 2021

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attend Paramount Pictures' premiere of "Gemini Man" on October 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Enough with Will and Jada! There’s a petition to stop media interviewing the Smiths

By Sana Noor Haq, A petition asking reporters to stop interviewing Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has garnered more than 2,500 signatures and counting. Appearing on the petition-hosting site, the appeal was started by user Dexter Morales on November 26, with the caption “Stop interviewing Will and Jada smith!” While Morales did not reveal his motivation for starting the

attends the European Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on February 8, 2018 in London, England.

Chadwick Boseman honored by celeb friends on his birthday

By Lisa Respers France, Friends and family paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman on Monday. The “Black Panther” star, who would have turned 45 on November 29, died in August 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer. A posting on his verified Instagram account showed Boseman in a photo looking out over vegetation, water and mountains. “While we’re


Stillman College raises record haul for Day of Giving

By Stillman College Stillman College secured more than $88,000 through 215 gifts last week during Give 1876, its annual online fundraising marathon. The total is nearly $35,000 more than the College raised in 2020 and capped an improved and more robust campaign from a year ago, including a special web site that included select campus passion projects,


Center for Justice Research Awarded $410,000 Grant from Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Courtesy of Texas Southern University The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University has received $410,000 in funding from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to continue its work in building and sustaining diversity within criminal justice research. The contribution also supports the center’s efforts in establishing a network of systemic change in education for


Milwaukee Health Department issues mask advisory in anticipation of Omicron variant

By Victor Jacobo The City of Milwaukee Health Department is recommending that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status or past COVID-19 infection, wear a mask when in public, indoor settings. The health department made the mask advisory announcement Tuesday, Nov. 30, in response to the new Omicron variant and in “anticipation of future identification of

Nickole Langston reads the notice from her HOA after she put up a small garden flag that states 'Living Unapologetically Black.'

AZ woman cited by HOA for having Black heritage flag in front yard

By JASON BARRY A Peoria woman received a notice from her HOA after the association said she violated community guidelines for having a Black heritage flag in her front yard. “At this point, I feel like it’s harassment,” said Nickole Langston. Langston says she received the notice from her HOA after she put up a

MASPETH, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Symone Sanders speaks onstage at Girlboss Rally NYC 2018 at Knockdown Center on November 18, 2018 in Maspeth, New York. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Girlboss Rally NYC 2018)

Symone Sanders, Harris’ chief spokesperson, to leave White House

By Jasmine Wright and Maegan Vazquez, Symone Sanders, Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief spokesperson and senior adviser, is leaving the Biden administration at the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the decision. “Symone has served honorably for three years,” the source told CNN. “The President and vice president are grateful for Symone’s

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks to provide an update on the Omicron variant in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 29, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Administration tells some agencies they can delay firings of unvaccinated federal employees until after the holidays

By Kaitlan Collins and Maegan Vazquez, The Office of Management and Budget is telling some federal agencies they can delay firing their employees who refuse to get vaccinated until after the holidays, an official confirmed to CNN, as an “education and counseling period” for non-compliant workers continues in December. An OMB spokesman said that period is the first

Many local nursing programs are sending students to help beef up the workforc

Nursing programs send students into the workforce to help combat workforce shortage

By Rachael Cardin As a workforce shortage plagues hospitals across the country, many local nursing programs are sending students to help beef up the workforce. More than 100 nursing students from the University of Maryland School of Nursing are graduating a few weeks early. These students are in a position to help local hospitals and