January 11, 2022

Boston, MA - August 19: Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins poses in her office in Boston on August 19, 2021. She was nominated by President Biden to be the next US attorney in Massachusetts. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Barrier-breaking Black prosecutor faces deadly racist threats

By Christina Carrega, The first Black woman to lead the US Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts was sworn in Monday as she faces an uptick in threats against her following a contentious confirmation process. The violent and often racist threats against Rachael Rollins have been reported to authorities, and she is seeking protection from the US


Los Angeles Lakers ‘Honored and Proud’ To Have the Aristocrat of Bands Perform During ‘West Coast Swing’, Says Top Exec

By Lucas Johnson A top Los Angeles Lakers executive said the organization was proud to have Tennessee State University’s Aristocrat of Bands perform at a halftime game during their visit to Pasadena, California, for the 2022 Rose Bowl Parade. TSU was one of only four marching bands to participate in this year’s Tournament of Roses


MLK Legacy Art Walk to feature Memphis artist

Courtesy of Stillman College, Danny Broadway will showcase a variety of his pandemic-inspired artwork when he visits Stillman College for the fifth annual MLK Legacy Art Walk on Jan. 15. Broadway’s work is typically inspired by Black history, family stories, current issues and people, and the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought themes


Sidney Poitier was aware of the tightrope history asked him to walk

By Gene Seymour Being the first successful Black male lead in mid-20th-century American movies wasn’t necessarily Sidney Poitier’s greatest achievement. It was the example he set on and off screen to help ensure he wasn’t the only one. Or the last. Poitier, whose death at 94 was announced Friday, lived long enough not only to reap


Miles College Partners with Propel Center, A New Global HBCU Headquarters for Innovation

By Miles College, Miles College is proud to announce its partnership with Propel Center, a new global campus headquartered in Atlanta that will support innovative learning and development for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Miles College will collaborate with Propel Center and the entire HBCU community to bring leadership and career development programming


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award Supports Formation of Office of Digital and Online Learning

Written by the Howard University Newsroom, Dear Howard University Community, We are pleased to announce the receipt of a $240,000 award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in support of a Digital Learning Infrastructure and Knowledge Sharing Support grant. This funding will facilitate the formation of the Office of Digital and Online Learning and


Voters head to polls in Florida special election to fill late Alcee Hastings’ seat

By Steve Contorno, Two hundred and eighty days after Rep. Alcee Hastings died from pancreatic cancer, voters in the late lawmaker’s deeply Democratic South Florida congressional district will finally pick a replacement. Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is the heavy favorite against Republican Jason Mariner in Tuesday’s special election for Florida’s 20th Congressional District, where President Joe Biden won 77%

Ahmaud Arbery's killers face sentencing today, but the sprawling legal saga is far from over

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers sentenced to life in prison for 25-year-old Black man’s murder

By Dakin Andone, Eliott C. McLaughlin, Alta Spells and Devon M. Sayers, Three White men who chased and murdered 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in south Georgia were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with two having no chance of parole. Travis McMichael, 35, his father, Gregory McMichael, 66, and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan were convicted

LANSING, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 02: A voter fills out her ballot on the last day of early voting at the Lansing City Clerk's office on November 02, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. In 2016 U.S. President Donald Trump narrowly won Michigan, which is now a main battleground state. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pro-Trump Republicans try to rewrite state election laws as a voting rights showdown looms in Congress

By Fredreka Schouten, In Michigan, a group of Donald Trump’s supporters is working on a petition to mandate an outside audit of the 2020 election and establish a grand jury with the power to arrest election officials who refuse to cooperate. In Wisconsin, some GOP lawmakers are trying to sideline a bipartisan commission that oversees