January 05, 2022

FILE - Team football helmets are lined up before practice during the Washington Football Team's NFL training camp Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Richmond, Va. Washington’s NFL team said Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, it will unveil its new name on Feb. 2. Team president Jason Wright confirmed that the name will not be Wolves or RedWolves. He cited trademark challenges for not going down that path that was popular among fans. (AP Photo/Dean Hoffmeyer, File)

Washington Football Team to reveal new name on February 2, won’t be ‘Wolves’ or ‘RedWolves’

By Wayne Sterling, The Washington Football Team will reveal its new name on February 2. Team president Jason Wright made the announcement on the team’s website Tuesday stating that: “We can’t wait to hit the ground running with our team name and identity on a clear path — one without distracting obstacles, legal or otherwise.” The new name will not be the ‘Wolves’

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Georgia Trend 100 Most Influential Georgians

By Morehouse College Georgia Trend recently named Morehouse College’s President David A. Thomas, Ph.D. and alumni Milton Little ’76, Nathaniel Smith ’96, and U.S. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock ’91 to its annual Most Influential Georgians list. This annual list from Georgia Trend magazine consists of “leaders who have inspired and spearheaded efforts to meet and beat challenges

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AOB Thrills In 2022 Rose Bowl Parade: Band Wows Many in ‘West Coast Swing’

By Emmanuel Freeman Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands once again showcased its excellence to the world with a spectacular performance in the 2022 Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day. One of only four university marching bands and the only HBCU to participate in this year’s Tournament of Roses, the AOB also captivated huge

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LANDOVER, MARYLAND - JANUARY 02: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with fans who fell onto the ground after a railing collapsed following the win over the Washington Football Team 20-16 at FedExField on January 02, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Jalen Hurts pens letter calling for action over ‘near-tragic’ rail collapse at Washington

By Jack Bantock, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has penned an open letter calling for follow-up action to what he described as a “near-tragic incident” involving a collapsed railing at the Washington Football Team’s FedEx Field on Sunday. Hurts was entering the tunnel leading to the locker room following a 20-16 Eagles victory — cheered overhead by excited Eagles

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Frank Baker II and Laura Day Baker Gift Will Support the Center for Innovation & the Arts

Courtesy of Spelman College Frank Baker II, founder and managing partner of Siris, a leading private equity firm focused on investing and driving value creation in technology and telecommunications companies, and his wife, Laura Day Baker, an interior designer and philanthropist focused on empowering historically underserved communities, recently announced a significant gift to support the

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 18: Reps. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., right, and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., are seen after a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Rep. Brenda Lawrence adds to growing number of House Democrats retiring at end of this term

By Shawna Mizelle, Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence of Michigan announced on Tuesday that she will not seek reelection to the House this year after four terms representing Michigan’s 14th District, becoming the 25th House Democrat to announce they’re leaving at the end of this term. “Today, after reflecting on my journey — and oh, my

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the State Dining Room of the White House December 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. As the omicron variant fuels a new wave of COVID-19 infections, Biden announced plans that will expand testing sites across the country, distribute millions of free at-home tests and boost federal resources to hospitals in need. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Biden’s 2022 challenges revolve around Covid, Russia and dealing with Congress

By Kevin Liptak, President Joe Biden will return to the White House from an abbreviated winter break facing a set of hurdles that will test his political, diplomatic and management skills at a trying moment for his presidency. The raging pandemic, a crisis with Russia and uncertainty surrounding his prized domestic priorities all await Biden in the new year. Determined

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Salon owner Takeisha Berry-Brooks works on Ashley Gates' hair on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at A Natural Affair salon in Memphis, Tenn. Gates has been coming to Berry-Brooks for her natural hair care for ten years. Many Memphis women who go natural for the first time or want to style natural hair meet Takeisha Berry-Brooks. Berry-Brooks specializes in natural hair, and says new clients come in weekly: "They're going natural, and they don't know what to do with it." (Max Gersh/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Tennessee is the latest state to require hairstylists to complete domestic violence training

By Kaanita Iyer, The relationship between a hairstylist and a client can be far more than simply somebody to cut and shape hair, which is why Tennessee is the latest state to require cosmetologists to complete training on how to recognize and respond to signs of domestic abuse. “The relationship that beauty professionals have with their

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 4: A view of the U.S. Capitol on January 4, 2022 in Washington, DC. In recent media reports, the U.S. Capitol Police has stated that the agency has taken steps to beef up security and prevent a repeat of the riot that occurred last January 6. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Law enforcement ramps up security efforts ahead of 1-year anniversary of Capitol attack

By Geneva Sands and Whitney Wild, Law enforcement and federal authorities in the Washington area are stepping up security efforts in anticipation of the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday that the department is operating at a “heightened level of vigilance, because we are at

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