January 03, 2023

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 01: Singer Anita Pointer visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 01, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies at 74

By Methyl Aggarwal and Alex Lo Anita Pointer of the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters, who rose to fame in the 1970s and ’80s with “I’m So Excited” and other hits, died of cancer Saturday, her publicist announced. She was 74. Pointer was surrounded by her family at the time of death, her publicist said in a¬†statement.


A record number of women will serve in the next Congress

By¬†Janie Boschma,¬†Simone Pathe,¬†Maeve Reston¬†and¬†Ren√©e Rigdon A record number of women won election to the 118th Congress ‚Äď but barely. The 149 women who will serve in the US House and Senate will expand the ranks of female representation by just two members above the record set by the 117th Congress. Alaska carried women¬†across that threshold


NAACFRC, Compassionate ATL Launch Partnership to Improve Lives of Black Families

By Janelle Ward The National African American Child & Family Research Center (NAACFRC), an institute housed within Morehouse School of Medicine, is joining forces with Compassionate Atlanta, a nonprofit aiming to inspire compassion-oriented change throughout Atlanta and surrounding cities. In doing so, both organizations aim to incite positive change among Black families in the region,