January 10, 2022

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An Alabama family started an antiracist library to promote racial justice and the importance of diversity in reading

By Alaa Elassar, Kristen Berthiaume remembers when¬†George Floyd was murdered, with body cam footage¬†revealing his struggles¬†to breathe and cries for his mother as a police officer knelt on his neck. Berthiaume couldn’t stop thinking about Floyd, his loved ones, and the Black community as nationwide protests and demands for justice were often met with what

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Grammy trophies sit in the press room during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2022 Grammy Awards have been postponed

By Chloe Melas, Organizers of the Grammy Awards, scheduled for later this month, have postponed the event for a second year in a row, citing the current Covid-19 surge. “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS

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Dennis Farm Endowment established in memory of Lonaé Moore

Written by Delaware State University, A new endowed scholarship in memory of a former Del State University student has been established to benefit education majors. The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust Endowment has been established in memory of Lonaé A. Moore, a Delaware State University student and Criminal Justice major who tragically passed away in a November

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Hampton University Hosted a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Holland Hall

By Hampton University, ¬†Hampton University (HU) ¬†held a vaccination clinic from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday, January 8, in the campus’ Holland Hall gymnasium, located directly across the parking lot from the Hampton University Convocation Center, for citizens ages 5 and up. First, second and third doses of the Pfizer vaccine (ages 12 and

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 26: Allen Toussaint performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 26, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

New Orleans City Council votes unanimously to rename Robert E. Lee Blvd for legendary musician Allen Toussaint

By Chris Boyette and Keith Allen, The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Thursday to change the name of Robert E. Lee Boulevard to Allen Toussaint Boulevard, councilmember Jared C. Brossett confirmed to CNN Saturday. Toussaint, a New Orleans music legend, died in 2015 of a heart attack while he was touring in Madrid. Brossett introduced the ordinance last month to rename

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Craig Melvin, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker Light the Tree at the 89th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York on December 1, 2021. (Photo by Lev Radin/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, hosts of NBC’s ‘Today,’ tests positive for Covid-19

By Jordan Valinsky, Savannah Guthrie, host of NBC’s morning show ‘Today,’ announced Monday that she has Covid-19 ‚ÄĒ just a few days after her co-anchor¬†Hoda Kotb announced she was positive¬†for the virus. Kotb, meanwhile, returned to Studio 1A this week after recording two negative tests less than a week after her diagnosis. Viewers were greeted

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Manhattan District Attorney-elect Alvin Bragg, a former top deputy to New York's attorney general, speaks to supporters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Democrat Alvin Bragg was elected Tuesday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney, a position that will give him oversight of prosecutions and ongoing investigations involving former President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Manhattan district attorney announces he won’t prosecute certain crimes

By Sonia Moghe, Just days after taking office, Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg released a memo detailing new charging, bail, plea and sentencing policies that he said he believes will make the city safer and the criminal justice system more fair, yet the plan faces criticism from police union leaders. Among the crimes Bragg said his office would

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Biden confronts challenges to democracy at home and abroad this week

By Stephen Collinson, President Joe Biden’s¬†fresh vow¬†to save democracy faces an immediate test at home and abroad this week, with a long-shot¬†voting rights push¬†and the most critical¬†US diplomacy with Russia¬†since the Cold War. With¬†his forceful speech¬†on the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection last week, Biden appeared to engineer a political pivot, putting his credibility

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images)

CDC director turns to media consultant as Covid-19 messaging frustrations mount

By Kaitlan Collins, Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak, Dr. Rochelle Walensky assumed her new role as the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last January with a vow to restore trust in the agency. But last fall, several months into the job and after a series of messaging missteps, Walensky sought out media training.

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To sir, with love: Entertainers and activists pay tribute to Sidney Poitier

By Lisa Respers France, “Beautiful,” “brilliant,” “grace” and “elegance” are just a few of the words used by those who paid tribute Friday to the late Sidney Poitier, one of the greatest actors of the past century. Poitier,¬†who died Thursday at the age of 94,¬†blazed trails as a Black actor who rose to fame during

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