May 11, 2022

BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 21: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson (L) share a light moment with Chinese President Xi Jinping (2ndR) and his wife Peng Liyuan (R) after a photograph session at the Diaoyutai State guest house on March 21, 2014 in Beijing, China. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges. (Photo by Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Announces Exhibit Inspired By Her Mother

By Brandee Sanders Former first lady Michelle Obama has credited her mother Marian Robinson as a source of empowerment and strength, and she’s honoring the matriarch of her family in a special way in celebration of Mother’s Day. Obama has unveiled plans to create a museum exhibit as an ode to Robinson. The exhibit—named Opening the White House—will be housed inside the

Hosea Helps, a Black-run nonprofit in Atlanta, provides food to more than 50,000 people per year.

Black communities, disproportionately hit by inflation, step up to help those most in need

By Claretta Bellamy Tanisha Boston has been feeling the effects of inflation, from the gas pump to the grocery store, for months. So in April, the 31-year-old Los Angeles resident shared her frustrations on social media, writing, “Please check on your LA friends, we are NOT okay!” under a photo of herself in front of a gas station


Bluefield State College Class of 2022 Saluted During 125th Commencement Exercises

Courtesy of Bluefield State College The 239 students in the Bluefield State College Class of 2022 had the opportunity to experience and celebrate the milestone achievement of their graduation during the College’s 125th Commencement program on April 30 at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield. Following the processional and the PikeView High School JROTC cadets’ posting of the colors,


UAPB Graduates First Agricultural Engineering Major: Allison Malone

By University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Allison Malone of Memphis, Tennessee is the first student to earn a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The degree program, which was initiated in 2019, trains students to meet the demand for more efficient means of production in the


Vice President Kamala Harris Leaves Students Inspired After Powerful Commencement Address at TSU, Telling Them to Be The Change the World Needs

By Emmanuel Freeman “To know that she will forever be a part of my TSU history, and to be inducted as an official member of the Tiger family was a tremendous honor to witness.” That statement sums up how Derrick Sanders felt Saturday after hearing Vice President Kamala Harris’ historic and powerful commencement address at Hale


Wiley College Student Balances Cleared By Anonymous Donor

Courtesy of Wiley College Wiley College Class of 2022 graduated today with not only their degree but with their balances cleared by an anonymous donor. Over 100 students gathered on the Pemberton Sports Complex Field to participate in Wiley College’s 133rd Commencement Convocation and were surprised when they were informed that their balances were cleared


Alumna Taraji P. Henson Shines at Howard University Commencement

By Howard University Newsroom Taraji P. Henson, award-winning actress and Howard University College of Fine Arts alumna who graduated in 1995 with her baby boy in her hands, returned on May 7 as the commencement speaker. Henson was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, just before delivering remarks. This year, Howard University awarded 1,953 degrees,