December 21, 2021

NBA to allow teams with Covid-19 issues to sign replacement players, memo says

By Wayne Sterling, The National Basketball Association (NBA) will allow teams dealing with Covid-19 issues to add replacement players due to the rising number of cases, according to a memo dated Sunday and obtained by CNN on Monday. The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have agreed to allow teams to sign a replacement player for each


Discussion of U.S. Policy Toward Africa with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee

Written by Howard University newsroom Howard University’s Center for African Studies and the Department of African Studies welcomed assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Molly Phee, to a U.S. Policy Toward Africa. Assistant Secretary Phee recently traveled with Secretary Blinken to Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. The trip included a major


Morehouse College to Share in a $2 Million Gift from Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation

By Morehouse College Morehouse College will share in a $2 million gift contributed by the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation to support new scholarships for Black students at 12 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation contribution aligns with and builds on Ralph Lauren Corporation’s commitments to address systemic racism and racial


Texas Southern University Student on Mission to Sock Out Poverty

Written by Texas Southern University Princess Jackson, a freshman at Texas Southern University (TSU) is on a mission to stamp out poverty in Houston – one sock at a time. Jackson founded Sock Out Poverty, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization when she was nine years old and has given out over 15,000 pairs of socks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 08: Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building as the jury begins deliberation during his trial on December 8, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported that two masked men physically attacked him, yelling racist and anti-gay remarks near his Chicago home in 2019. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Special prosecutor investigating initial case against Jussie Smollett says state attorney’s office engaged in ‘substantial abuses’

By Dave Cera and Claire Colbert, A special prosecutor asked to investigate the initial resolution of the case against actor Jussie Smollett for making false reports of a hate crime to the Chicago Police Department determined last year that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and State Attorney Kim Foxx engaged in “substantial abuses” in the case.

-, IN FLIGHT: Picture taken in 2004 in Germany's air space shows the EADS Airbus' A380F freighter. A380F is able to carry a 150 tonnes over 10.400 km on its three decks. The French-German consortium EADS (the European aeronautic, space and defence equipment group) who is the second-biggest aerospace group, after US arch-rival Boeing, makes military equipment, military helicopter Eurocopter, as well as Airbus airliners. EADS is making a huge commitment to development of the superjumbo, double-decker A380 airliner, capable of carrying more than 500 passengers. AFP PHOTO/EADS (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)

Boeing and Airbus want Biden administration to delay rollout of 5G cell service, citing safety concerns

By Pete Muntean, The world’s biggest commercial airplane manufacturers are telling the Biden Administration to delay the rollout of 5G cell service next month. Boeing CEO David Calhoun and Airbus Americas CEO Jeffery Knittel sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to say the January 5 rollout could cause interference that could “adversely affect the ability

Irma Mazzoni (L) hands out rapid at-home Covid-19 test kits distributed by the GreenRoots environmental protection organization and Chelsea Community Connections in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on December 17, 2021. - Each kit contains two test and each person is given enough for their entire family. Cities and towns across Massachusetts are receiving the free tests as part of a state government strategy to control the spread of the virus this holiday season. Massachusetts is distributing 2.1 million of the rapid tests. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden to announce plan for free at-home tests as he assures vaccinated Americans they don’t need to cancel holiday plans

By Kevin Liptak and Nikki Carvajal, President Joe Biden will announce Tuesday a purchase of a half-billion at-home rapid Covid-19 tests and a plan to distribute them free to Americans who request them through a website, one of a series of new steps he’ll unveil as the country faces a potentially crippling wintertime surge of infections. The 500


FAMU Holds Memorial Service for Former President Walter L. Smith Sr.

By Andrew Skerrit Former Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Walter L. Smith Sr., Ph.D.,was remembered for his role of not only “saving FAMU” but expanding its academic and athletic offerings and setting the stage for the University’s later success. Smith, the seventh president of FAMU and a president emeritus, died in Tampa on Thursday, November

Los Angeles, CA - December 16: Holiday travelers wait in line for their TSA screening at LAX"nin Los Angeles on Thursday, December 16, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images)

TSA screens more than 2M passengers for third straight day, despite rise in Covid-19 cases

By Sarah Fortinsky and Amir Vera, Despite a rise in Covid-19 cases and new restrictions emerging across the country, travelers at US airports do not appear to be deterred from following through on their vacation plans. More than 2 million people were screened at US airports December 16, 17 and 18, according to checkpoint data from the Transportation Security