A fervent dream became reality today for ballerina Misty Copeland as she became the first black female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre.
It is one of the highest honors for a performer.
"I'm just so honored, so ...
Posted Tuesday, June 30th 2015 at 6:54PM
Russell Simmons, the man who brought the music of Run-DMC, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys (among many others) to the mainstream with Def Jam Records, has a quiet, simple ritual he has subscribed to for 15 years, and to which he partly attributes his success: Meditation. Twenty minutes, twice a day. When asked why he — or anyone — should meditate, the media mogul has a str ...
Posted Tuesday, June 30th 2015 at 12:52PM
Hampton University student Sean Robinson believes people his age should get more involved in their community. Scholarships and a live band help provide some incentives for the anti-litter effort. He's joined by the Clean City Commission's Debbie Blanton. ...
Posted Monday, June 29th 2015 at 2:05PM
Columbus, OH — How do you reduce the cost of traveling 7,000 miles for a vacation? Roger Madison, founder and CEO of iZania, LLC, has found the formula for reducing the cost of travel to South Africa and enriching the travel experience at the same time. ...
Posted Wednesday, June 24th 2015 at 12:07PM
Posted: 06/23/2015 2:34 pm EDT Updated: 06/23/2015 2:59 pm EDT
We wait in the line of thousands of people at the Recreation Center in East Long Beach, California. Young men, women, children, the elderly and disabled stand in a queue in t ...
Posted Wednesday, June 24th 2015 at 11:44AM
Classic Southern Pralines Adapted from The New Orleans School of Cooking Makes 20-50 pralines, depending on how large or small you drop them
1 1/2 cups (12 oz) granulated white sugar3/4 cup (6 oz) light brown sugar, packed1/2 cup (4 oz) milk - whole ...
Posted Wednesday, June 24th 2015 at 11:11AM
A million and a half handwritten records from the 1860s about newly-freed slaves will no doubt be invaluable for black people trying to trace their family history.
From the Guardian:
The records belong to the Freedmen’s Bureau, an administ ...
Posted Wednesday, June 24th 2015 at 11:03AM
DES MOINES, IOWA--A former police officer convicted of violating the civil rights of a man he kicked in the head during an arrest in 2013 was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
Posted Wednesday, June 24th 2015 at 10:49AM
CONVERSE, Texas — A well-kept family secret about racial identity has given a Texas woman a unique perspective on the uproar surrounding Rachel Dolezal.
The mere mention of Dolezal's name sets Verda Byrd off like a stick of dynamite.
"She lie ...
Posted Wednesday, June 24th 2015 at 10:41AM
The following article is a continuation of edited excerpts from the Thursday, June 11, 2015 interview with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on Cliff Kelley’s The Talk of Chicago program at WVON Studios in Chicago, Illinois. This int ...
Posted Wednesday, June 24th 2015 at 10:36AM
By Shelby Hodge
Five distinguished dads took bows at the Hess Club as honorees at the Houston Morehouse Alumni Association's annual Father's Day Brunch fundraiser while mayoral candidate State Rep. Sylvester Turner ...
Posted Monday, June 22nd 2015 at 3:26PM
HBCUConnect.com and Cardinal Health (www.cardinalhealth.com) recently launched a new partnership in which Cardinal Health has contracted with HBCUConnect.com to post job openings and recruit diverse candidates, benefitting both parties by sharing their many job opportunities with a more diverse audience. ...
Posted Sunday, June 21st 2015 at 7:50PM
Posted by: Morgan State News June 16, 2015
The Morgan State University choir will be performing as part of the installation ceremony of United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday, June 17th.
And for the first time, television ...
Posted Wednesday, June 17th 2015 at 2:48PM
There has been a lot of talk concerning former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal ousted for pretending to be a black woman and whether or not her actions are appropriate. First, white people and Jewish people have always owned the NAACP. Th ...
Posted Wednesday, June 17th 2015 at 2:21PM
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On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the Brownsville, Tennessee community will gather for the delayed memorial of Civil Rights Pioneer Elbert Willia ...
Posted Tuesday, June 16th 2015 at 1:41PM
We all know how important outdoor activities are for girls' development. The leadership and decision-making skills girls learn while engaged in outdoor activities through Girl Scouts help foster their resiliency, problem solving ski ...
Posted Saturday, June 13th 2015 at 9:16AM
LeMoyne-Owen College Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lipscomb proudly announced Memphis, Tennessee native and 1976 LOC graduate Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller as the college’s 12th president after an exhaustive national search. “Today marks a new ...
Posted Friday, June 12th 2015 at 2:00PM
Adrian Martin, 18, was the only teen arrested at last weekend’s McKinney pool party confrontation and wants to debunk accusations that he interfered with police. He describes the scene accompanied by his attorney, Heath Harris.
Posted Wednesday, June 10th 2015 at 8:47PM
Tue, June 09, 2015
ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, announced today that the inaugural Celebration Bowl will be televised live on ABC. The new postseason college football bowl game will kick off at noon ET Saturd ...
Posted Tuesday, June 9th 2015 at 1:55PM
The above clip features three excerpts from the series, “Blacks, Blues, Black!” including, Maya Angelou reciting the poem, “A Letter to an Aspiring Junkie,” a performance and interview she did with legendary blues guitarist B. ...
Posted Tuesday, June 9th 2015 at 9:01AM
Jahi Bakari, the father of a girl who was present at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, that was broken up by police on Friday, demanded the officer who pulled a gun on the teens be fired.
“This guy was just out of control,” ...
Posted Tuesday, June 9th 2015 at 7:25AM
Basketball legend Charles Barkley recently announced his intention to make a $1 million gift to Morehouse College. In that same announcement, he pledged similar support to Auburn University (his alma mater) and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Posted Monday, June 8th 2015 at 3:35PM
By Monica Castillo @mcastimovies on June 05 2015 3:36 PM EDT
Just a few weeks after a record number of Americans tuned in to watch David Letterman sign off from CBS one last time, the famous comedian has already adopted a more casual look, l ...
Posted Monday, June 8th 2015 at 1:58PM
Minister Farrakhan discusses plans for a national tour for the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March to be held on 10-10-15 in Washington, D.C. and much more. ...
Posted Friday, June 5th 2015 at 8:00PM
By Simon Perry
06/04/2015 AT 02:45 PM EDT
Arise Sir Harry! Prince Harry that is. Although technically he's not a "sir," Harry, 30, has been appointed a Knight Commander or the Royal Victorian Order by his grandmother, Queen El ...
Posted Thursday, June 4th 2015 at 4:29PM