Moving Forward

NASA’s Headquarters to be Renamed in Honor of its 1st Black Woman Engineer, “Hidden Figure” Mary W. Jackson

NASA announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA.
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School Choice Victory at Supreme Court Will "Advance Black Lives"

Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Montana's discriminatory "Blaine Amendment" was cheered by members of the Project 21 black leadership network, who called it a major win for poor and minority parents who have been forced into failing public schools ...

American Express Makes History: First Black Woman On Its Executive Committee

Having Glenda’s expertise and experience on the Executive Committee will be a huge asset for us,” American Express Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. Squeri said in a memo.
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Bubba Wallace Responds to FBI Findings: ‘Whether Tied In 2019, or Whatever, It Was A Noose

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace says he’s “pissed” members of the public are now questioning his in- tegrity after the FBI said a noose found in his garage stall this week was there before his team moved in.
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#NNPA BLACKPRESS Racial Divide of Coronavirus Is Real, So Are Innovations That Can Help

News about the novel coronavirus, which has now claimed over 100,000 American lives, is all around us. A subtext told in this reporting is the painful story of the pandemic’s devastating effect on people of color.
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Racial Reconciliation in the Heart of New Orleans

A Caucasian Pastor, Dean Sunseri, and an African American Pastor, George Green, organized a peaceful protest in the Heart of New Orleans that resulted in a radical shift in the atmosphere of the city. After the tragic death of George ...

Say His Name: George Floyd

As I walked inside of the Fountain of Praise sanctuary where the public memorial for George Floyd was being held, a cold, eerie, and chilling feeling came over my body. It caused me to take a pause stopping me in ...
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ESSENCE.com

Longest-Running Black Media Platform Marks 50-Year Legacy of Evolution and Innovation in Black Culture with Special Collector’s Edition Issue; – - Iconic Supermodel Naomi Campbell Graces 50th Anniversary May/June Issue in First-Ever Self-Shot Cover; Talks to ESSENCE about Turning 50 ...

Loving Your Enemies

I am forced to preach under something of a handicap this morning. In fact, I had the doctor before coming to church. And he said that it would be best for me to stay in the bed this morning. And ...
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Stop the Spread of Hate to Honor a King

Love has many definitions. The Holy Bible describes it as patient, kind, protecting, trusting, hopeful, preserving, and without the capability of failing. Webster’s Dictionary also has several meanings of love. It is defined as something that commands admiration, passionate affection ...
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Black Family at Buffalo Wild Wings Asked to Move From White Man Speaks Out

A family of mostly black people who were told to move tables at an Illinois Buffalo Wild Wings because a white customer did not want to sit next to them described how upsetting it was to explain the incident to ...
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Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning.
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Taylor Dumpson, 1st Black Female Student Body President at American University, Awarded over $700K in Suit Against Neo-Nazi Website Founder

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that white supremacists who used social media to threaten and harass Taylor Dumpson, the first African American female student body president of American University in Washington D.C., were liable ...
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Galveston Officers On Horseback Seen Leading Handcuffed Man with Rope

ABC13.com reports Galveston police are responding to an uproar over a photo posted to Facebook showing a man being led by officers on horses, using a rope.

Highlight: From Foster Care To Attorney, Military Vet Cedrick Forrest Empowers Minority Youth To Practice Law

"If I want a lawyer, I want one with real world experiences."- Attorney Cedrick D. Forrest
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