COVID-19 pandemic has brought the inequities faced by Black students into sharp focus

While the world has been focused on the growing numbers of COVID-19 causalities, the media has somewhat ignored the long-term educational and economic impacts of the pandemic, especially for Black students.

Obama, Emhoff test positive for COVID-19

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Tuesday.

’Black Panther’ director mistaken for bank robber in Atlanta

Movie director Ryan Coogler was briefly handcuffed by Atlanta police after a bank teller mistook him for a robber when he passed her a note while trying to withdraw a large amount of cash from his account, police said.

President Biden furthers pledge to name a black woman to the Supreme Court

President Joe Biden met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the White House on Wednesday to talk about how to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

Suicide takes Miss USA 2019

Cheslie Kryst, who won the 2019 Miss USA pageant and worked as a correspondent for the entertainment news television show “Extra,” reportedly committed suicide Jan. 30.

From early on, Childs seen as 'destined for further things'

When she hired Michelle Childs to practice employment law in the early 1990s right out of school, Vickie Eslinger said she knew there was something different about the freshly minted South Carolina attorney.

White House responds to HBCU bomb threats; Black leaders decry ‘domestic terrorism’

Black leaders are calling the recent series of bomb threats against several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) campuses “terrorism.” There have been threats to more than a dozen HBCUs so far this month, many of which occurred only in ...

National president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority dies after recent illness

Cheryl A. Hickmon, national president of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and chair of its National Board of Directors, passed away peacefully last Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at the age of 60, following a battle with a “recent illness,” ...

Lusia Harris, the first woman drafted by NBA, dies at age 66

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever drafted by an NBA team, has died. Mrs. Harris was 66 and residing in Greenwood, Miss.

Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Charles E. McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat mis- sions over three wars, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Bethesda, Md. He was 102.

New quarters honor Maya Angelou

The United States Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program.

Nikole Hannah-Jones: ‘We’ve been taught the history of a country that does not exist’

Following a year of professional mile- stones born of her work on America’s history of slavery, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones said she is clear-eyed about her mission to force a reckoning around the nation’s self-image.

Democratic AGs continue fight seeking recognition of ERA

Three Democratic attorneys general on Monday sought to persuade a federal appeals court to revive a lawsuit to force the federal government to recognize Virginia’s 2020 vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and add it to the Constitution.

Charlottesville’s Lee statue to be melted down for new art

The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that drew violent protests to Charlottesville will be melted down and turned into a new piece of public art by an African-American heritage center.

Two men exonerated in assassination of Malcolm X after more than 50 years

More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated last week after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death.