January 06, 2022

Student/Parent Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 6, 2022

Written by Howard University Newsroom Dear Howard University Community, On Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., Provost Anthony Wutoh will host a town hall meeting for students and parents regarding the planning for the Spring 2022 term at Howard University. The omicron variant has increased the number of persons exposed to COVID-19, not only in the District of Columbia,


Golden Globes will have no audience and no red carpet

By Marianne Garvey The 2022 Golden Globe Awards are¬†happening, but also not really happening. There will be a ceremony thrown by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles — the traditional location for the event — but it will not be televised, there will


TSU Delaying Classes Due to Covid-19 Omicron Variant

By Lucas Johnson Tennessee State University’s classes for the spring semester will be delayed for one week and will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022, due to the COVID-19 omicron variant. TSU opened as planned on January 3 for administrators and staff. The University will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vanessa Bryant arrives for the world premiere of "F9: The Fast Saga" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood on June 18, 2021. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Judge denies Los Angeles County’s bid to dismiss Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit over Kobe Bryant crash pictures

By Sarah Moon, A federal judge in California has denied a request from Los Angeles County to¬†dismiss a lawsuit¬†filed by Vanessa Bryant over photos taken at the scene of her husband¬†Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash¬†in January 2020. The NBA legend, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed when a helicopter they were in crashed


Girl Scouts’ West Alabama Service Center hosts first event on campus after moving to Hay Center in September

By David Miller When Carla Longmire took the stage at the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama’s Mini Leadership Summit, she was motivated by both the opportunity and the responsibility. Roughly 50 Girl Scouts from nine counties attended the day-long summit at Stillman on Dec. 11 and participated in a variety of activities and speaker sessions that

President Joe Biden participates in the White House COVID-19 Response Team's regular call with the National Governors Association in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden’s January 6 speech to focus on Trump’s ‘singular responsibility’ in the insurrection

By Maegan Vazquez and Clare Foran, President Joe Biden¬†will mark the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021, insurrection by¬†delivering remarks on Thursday morning focused¬†on the “singular responsibility” former President Donald Trump had in the assault on the Capitol, the White House says. In Washington, DC, one year ago, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building


The oldest known US WWII veteran dies at 112

By Lauren M. Johnson, The oldest known living US World War II veteran died Wednesday at 112, the National WWII Museum said. Lawrence Brooks was drafted into the US Army at 31 and spent World War II in the predominantly African American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines, according to the museum. After

2CDPNJ6 A historical sign marking the arrest site of Homer Adolph Plessy, which became a famous civil rights case, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

Homer Plessy, of Plessy v. Ferguson’s ‘separate but equal’ ruling, pardoned by Louisiana governor

By Tina Burnside, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday granted a posthumous pardon to Homer Plessy, the man at the center of the landmark civil rights Supreme Court ruling, Plessy v. Ferguson. The governor was joined by Plessy descendants at a ceremony in New Orleans, where he officially signed the pardon. The ceremony, which was


January 6 may be only a preview of a deeper democratic rupture

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, If January 6, 2021, was just one infamous day in history, its stain on the American story would still reverberate through generations. But the US Capitol insurrection was far from a self-contained day of rage. It was both the culmination of the rule of an aberrant, demagogic President and a catalyst for the most


More military medical personnel are assisting hospitals with Covid-19 treatment as staff shortages mount

By Travis Caldwell, As the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations¬†surpasses those¬†during the Delta variant surge over the summer and fall, more states are enacting emergency protocols to deal with growing staff shortages at hospitals. The greater transmissibility of the¬†Omicron variant¬†— which in just one month has led to millions of new cases — has left frontline