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Forgotten Black Scholar Receives Statue At University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has remembered one of its own with a touching tribute. Dr. Georgiana Simpson, the school’s first African-American female Ph.D. graduate in the early 1900s, was honored with a statue Tuesday, CBS Chicago reported. The life-sized bronze bust is the first of...

Tavonia Evans Launches Cryptocurrency To Better Black Communities

Tavonia Evans has succeeded in launching the first ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for $Guap, a coin dedicated to restoring and recycling wealth within the Black community, according to Black News. With this coin, Evans has broken into the world of cryptocurrency to help African...

CIA’s Release Of Bin Laden Files Renews Interest In Iran Links

The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran...

NAACP Issues Travel Advisory For African-Americans Flying American Airlines

The NAACP has issued a travel advisory to all African-Americans traveling on American Airlines. On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the organization released a statement explaining a pattern they’ve noticed in various incidents reported on the airline among African-American passengers. The incidents surrounding this advisory...

Rock and Roll Pioneer Fats Domino Dies At Age 89

The amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City, died Tuesday. He was 89 years old. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana coroner’s office, said...

Denise LaSalle Hospitalized

Last year the public learned that Denise LaSalle is suffering from congestive heart failure, but was recovering. Unfortunately, LaSalle is now back in the hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and has had to have her leg amputated. The hospital issued the following statement: “Recently,...