December 10, 2021

Hampton University Wins 1st Place in Disney On The Yard Innovation Challenge

By Hampton University Newsroom,  Hampton University wins the Disney On The Yard Innovation Challenge, a design competition created and administered by The Walt Disney Company for the purpose of seeking out and nurturing the next generation of students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). “We enjoy seeing our students go above and beyond. Congratulations


Howard University Names Benjamin Talton, Ph.D., Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Howard University is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Talton, Ph.D., as director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (MSRC). In this role, Talton will report to the provost and chief academic officer, Anthony Wutoh, Ph.D. A historian of Africa and the African diaspora, Talton joins Howard University following a 20-year career in the academy, including, most recently, at

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 20: Tiger Woods of the United States and Charlie Woods warm up on the range prior to the final round of the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando on December 20, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods to make competitive return at $1 million tournament, playing golf with his son Charlie

By Patrick Sung and John Sinnott, Tiger Woods will make his competitive return to golf next week at a $1 million tournament playing with his son Charlie. Woods has not played in a golf tournament since suffering serious leg injuries in a car accident in February. Father and son will play at the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf

HONG KONG, CHINA - DECEMBER 12: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder and owner of Apple Daily newspaper is seen handcuffed and escorted by the guards leaving Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre on December 12, 2020 in Hong Kong, China. Lai is accused of collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)

A record number of journalists are in prison right now, according to press freedom report

By Kerry Flynn, A staggering 293 journalists were imprisoned in 2021, according to an annual census by nonprofit group Committee to Protect Journalists. That tally is up from 280 journalists in 2020 and is the highest number CPJ has ever reported since it started keeping track of the data in 1992. For the sixth straight


Graduating Healthcare Administration senior prepares for a career of compassion

By Jackson State University News Staff Honor student Alexis L. Evans has a natural concern for the welfare of people, and that’s why she’ll be earning her degree in Healthcare Administration in the College of Health Sciences during Jackson State University’s commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in the Lee E. Williams Athletics


TSU to Graduate 843 Students at Winter Commencement

Written by Texas Southern University Texas Southern University graduates will cross the stage during TSU’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 11, 2021, in the Health & Physical Education Arena. The university will hold two ceremonies – one at 9:30 a.m. and a second at 12:30 p.m. – to recognize and celebrate students who have persevered

Actor Jussie Smollett, center, returns to the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, in Chicago. Smollett was convicted Thursday on five of six charges he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself nearly three years ago and then lied to Chicago police about it. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A jury found Jussie Smollett guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime. Here’s what comes next

By Omar Jimenez and Travis Caldwell, Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty Thursday on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019. His defense team said it will appeal the verdict. Jurors deliberated over the course of two days

Voters arrive at Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina shortly after the polls opened on November 3, 2020. - The United States started voting Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump's uniquely brash and bruising presidency, which Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged Americans to end to restore "our democracy." (Photo by Grant Baldwin / AFP) (Photo by GRANT BALDWIN/AFP via Getty Images)

North Carolina Supreme Court delays primaries over redistricting lawsuits

By Dianne Gallagher and Ethan Cohen, CNN The North Carolina Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday that moves the state’s primary elections from March 2022 to May 2022, due to lawsuits over redistricting maps for congressional and state legislative districts. The preliminary injunction also halts candidate filing, reversing an earlier state Court of Appeals ruling. Any candidate who has

LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 30: People line up to vote at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on October 30, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Hundreds of people lined up for about an hour to cast their ballot on the final day of early voting in Georgia. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘No one with power is listening:’ Activists warn redistricting moves in the South threaten Black political power

By Fredreka Schouten, Nicole Love Hendrickson made Georgia history last year, becoming the first Black woman elected chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. But under a bill that a Republican legislator has pledged to advance in the Georgia General Assembly early next year, Hendrickson would be stripped of most of her voting powers


US announces funds to support independent journalism and reporters targeted for their work

By Michael Conte, The US will provide new funding to protect reporters targeted because of their work and support independent international journalism, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday at the opening of the virtual Summit for Democracy. The new “liability fund” will support “reporters and news organizations that are targeted with litigation as a result