Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters.
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World-renowned industrial designer Marc Newson has created a limited edition bottle of Hennessy X.O to celebrate the modernity of the world’s original “Extra Old” Cognac. Inspired by the iconic Hennessy X.O bottle, Newson transformed the original grape vines design into striations as a modern interpretation to amplify the historic blend inside.
Simeon S. Booker Jr., an award-winning journalist and author who provided pioneering coverage of racial injustice and the civil rights struggle for readers of Jet and Ebony magazines and was The Washington Post’s first black reporter, died on Sunday in Solomons, Md.
Houston's African-American residents have high household incomes when compared with similar U.S. metros and that pay is rising, according to an examination of Census data by Forbes.
A viral tweet has managed to save a Houston-area bakery from shutting its doors. Trinidad Garza has been baking since he was 12-years-old, he told ABC13. But after Hurricane Harvey, business at La Casa Bakery and Cafe had slowed.
Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Tuesday’s Alabama Senate race with the overwhelming support of black women voters, 98 percent of whom cast their ballots for the Democrat. According to CNN’s exit polls, only 34 percent of white women voted for Jones, with 63 percent of that voter bloc offering their support to Moore instead. The Republican has been accused of pursuing inappropriate relationships with teen girls as an adult.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that Nina Simone would be among 2018’s group of inductees—which includes rock bands Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and the Cars.
Texas oil giant Exxon Mobil opened its first gas stations in Mexico last week as the nation’s largest oil company works to become a major Mexican fuel supplier.
Singer Tamar Braxton took to social media saying a Dallas bar turned her away Monday night for looking "like a gangster." In an Instagram story post, Braxton said, "Evidently I look like a gangster.