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President Obama Designates Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

Evoking images of newly freed slaves who sought to help reconstruct a war-torn nation and Birmingham civil rights crusaders who marched against injustice, President Obama announced  several new civil rights monuments. The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument, and the Reconstruction Era National Monument designations comes during Obama’s last days in the …Read More

PBS Documentary “Africa’s Great Civilizations”

PBS unveiled that it has teamed up with African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a 3-part/6-hour documentary series titled “Africa’s Great Civilizations” which premieres on February 27, promising to bring “little-known yet epic stories to life, detailing African kingdoms and cultures.” The official summary is as follows: “Henry Louis Gates, Jr. provides a new look from an …Read More

Rebecca Darko’s Children’s Book On Africa

Rebecca Darko’s new children’s book has a mission. The author has long held a passion for youth literature, but she did not want to write a typical tale. Instead, Darko and her younger sister, Rutendo Muzambi, set out to write a story that dispels common misconceptions about Africa. “Bella’s Adventures in Africa,” is a short-story collection due …Read More

President Barack Obama Returns to Harvard Roots

President Barack Obama returned to his Harvard Law Review roots (he was the first black president of hundred-plus year old journal in his last year at the school) as he penned a 55-page-article on criminal justice reform, how his administration has moved the needle, and how far we have to go. Entitled “The President’s …Read More

Historic Golden Globe Award Winner

On Sunday’s 74th Golden Globe Awards, the most shocking-but-deserved win of the night was Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” taking the honor of Best Motion Picture, Drama over “Hacksaw Ridge”, “Hell or High Water”, “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea.” Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her powerhouse performance in the …Read More

Mariah Carey Speaks out on New Year’s Eve Debacle

Mariah Carey said she was “mortified” by her disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Carey’s appearance was marred by technical difficulties as the singer notably went along with her planned choreography but made little effort to sing during her six-minute set. Instead, she often spoke directly to the crowd about the ongoing …Read More

Seven African Americans Win Rhodes Scholarships

Pictured are (from L. to R.) Cameron D. Clarke, Aryn A. Frazier, Christian E. Nattiel, Olivia A. Klevorn, Aaron C. Robertson, Ahmed M. Ahmed, and Caylin L. Moore. Recently, the Rhodes Trust announced the 32 American winners of Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University in England. Being named a Rhodes Scholar is …Read More