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Funeral for John Conyers, longest-serving African American lawmaker in congressional history — watch live stream

Funeral for John Conyers, longest-serving African American lawmaker in congressional history — watch live stream

During his decades-long tenure in Congress, John Conyers was champion of liberal causes and an outspoken critic of military entanglements abroad Read full article: Funeral for John Conyers, longest-servin...→

Funeral for John Conyers, longest-serving African American lawmaker in congressional history — watch live stream

Funeral for John Conyers, longest-serving African American lawmaker in congressional history — watch live stream

During his decades-long tenure in Congress, John Conyers was champion of liberal causes and an outspoken critic of military entanglements abroad Read full article: Funeral for John Conyers, longest-servin...→

African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in Fans on MLK Day

African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in Fans on MLK Day

The National Western Stock Show marked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20 with the African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions, which stars winners from the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and celebrates the role of the black cowboy in the West. Read full article: African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in...→

Trump touts low African-American unemployment numbers in MLK Day tweet

Trump touts low African-American unemployment numbers in MLK Day tweet

President Trump took time on Monday to honor both the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his own inauguration three years ago by touting that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is the lowest in history. Read full article: Trump touts low African-American unemplo...→

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

The US Navy will announce Monday that it will name a new aircraft carrier after Doris “Dorie” Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who defended Pearl Harbor during … Read full article: Navy to name new aircraft carrier for Af...→

Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st aircraft carrier named after African American

Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st aircraft carrier named after African American

A future U.S. Navy aircraft carrier will be named after Doris Miller, who was serving as a ship's cook during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Read full article: Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st airc...→

Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in Democratic race nationally and among African American community, polls say

Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in Democratic race nationally and among African American community, polls say

Senator Bernie Sanders has risen to the top in recent polls, tying with frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden in popularity with both registered voters nationally and the African American community specifically. Read full article: Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in De...→

Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running Play In American Theater

Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running Play In American Theater

The co-creators told WBZ-TV, the keys to its success are its ever-changing script and audience participation. Read full article: Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running...→

African American Leaders In Plano Praise Hiring Of Ed Drain As Police Chief: '40 Years Ago This Probably Would Have Been Unheard Of'

African American Leaders In Plano Praise Hiring Of Ed Drain As Police Chief: '40 Years Ago This Probably Would Have Been Unheard Of'

History was made in Plano this week as the city appointed its first African American police chief. Ed Drain will be formally hired by the city council on Monday. Read full article: African American Leaders In Plano Praise...→

School bus joins funeral procession for long-serving driver

School bus joins funeral procession for long-serving driver

A funeral procession for a Tennessee man who drove a school bus for more than 57 years included the last bus he drove before retiring — Hawkins County Schools bus no. 89 Read full article: School bus joins funeral procession for ...→

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

The 34-year-old becomes the first Republican in 70 years to serve as the state’s top prosecutor. Read full article: Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African...→

Universal basic income tested in Jackson, Mississippi to help African American women

Universal basic income tested in Jackson, Mississippi to help African American women

Aisha Nyandoro created Springboard Opportunities to help single black mothers, and is now testing universal basic income in Jackson, Mississippi. She chose 20 mothers at random to receive $1,000 a month — no strings attached — and hopes to expand the program next year. Read full article: Universal basic income tested in Jackson...→

Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of African American Culture

Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of African American Culture

The Champagne and Ribs charity event held Wednesday directly supports the free admission policy at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The event also celebrated the HMAAC's history of commitment to diversity, art, and artists of color. CEO John Guess Jr. spoke passionately about the importance of supporting the museum and its impacts beyond the physical location. The... Read full article: Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of ...→

New home for African-American history museum part of 22nd Street's redevelopment plan in St. Pete

New home for African-American history museum part of 22nd Street's redevelopment plan in St. Pete

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman says the city is giving five acres along 22nd Street South to the museum along with a million dollars. Read full article: New home for African-American history mu...→

New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 200 years of African American culinarians and recipes

New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 200 years of African American culinarians and recipes

Toni Tipton-Martin's "Jubilee" is a bridge, a pathway even, to understanding the complexities and grand diversity that is often not underscored when talking about African American food and those who cook it. Read full article: New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 2...→

New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harrison Chief Of Detectives, First African American To Hold Position

New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harrison Chief Of Detectives, First African American To Hold Position

Harrison, 50, has been a detective, went undercover investigating drug crimes, and received the Police Combat Cross for valor in the line of duty during an 28-year NYPD career. Read full article: New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harri...→

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribution of an African American woman who accidentally dropped a quarter in front of

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribution of an African American woman who accidentally dropped a quarter in front of the presidential candidate’s headquarters last summer, local man Leonard Thompson unknowingly became Pete Buttigieg’s t Read full article: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribu...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions

PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions

Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 20, 2020.  Read full article: PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African A...→

Loudoun County African-American community makes national historic-places list | WTOP

Willisville, which comprises about 24 acres in Loudoun County, Virginia, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Read full article: Loudoun County African-American communit...→

Teen book club founder created a 'brotherhood' with African-American boys through reading

Teen book club founder created a 'brotherhood' with African-American boys through reading

Sidney Keys III and his mom Winnie Caldwell created Books N Bros that has since garnered national attention and members. Read full article: Teen book club founder created a 'brothe...→

Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

Instead of presidents or admirals, an enlisted sailor will be honored when the USS Doris Miller is christened Read full article: Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be na...→

Howard University receives $2.5M African American art collection | WTOP

Howard University receives $2.5M African American art collection | WTOP

Howard University has received a collection of African American art valued at more than $2.5 million. Read full article: Howard University receives $2.5M African...→

Fox Soul streaming channel announced for African-American viewers

Fox Soul streaming channel announced for African-American viewers

Fox Television Stations is rolling out Fox Soul, a live, ad-supported streaming channel aimed at African-American viewers. In an announcement, the Fox Corp. division said the new outlet’s programs … Read full article: Fox Soul streaming channel announced for...→

Two African American executives file lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at McDonald's

Two African American executives file lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at McDonald's

Two African American women executives at McDonald’s Corp. sued the fast-food giant for racial discrimination in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Illinois. Read full article: Two African American executives file law...→

African-American community must stand with Jews against wave of assaults

African-American community must stand with Jews against wave of assaults

New York’s epidemic of anti-Semitic attacks is horrifying. It’s also maddening that city leaders won’t address the elephant in the room — that the suspects in these heinous acts are black. African-… Read full article: African-American community must stand wi...→

Honoring a column and a legacy of African American chess excellence in D.C.

Honoring a column and a legacy of African American chess excellence in D.C.

We start with a big personal thank you to D.C.’s venerable Black Knights Chess Team, which earlier this month awarded this column and this columnist a “lifetime achievement award” at its third annual closed championship, citing our coverage over the past quarter-century of the local chess scene and of Washington, D.C., as the nation’s primary incubator of black chess excellence. Read full article: Honoring a column and a legacy of Africa...→

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association

“Jordan Peele continued to raise the bar in horror specifically and film overall,” said AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson. Read full article: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of ...→

Houston Museum of African American Culture

Houston Museum of African American Culture

One look at this year's QFest line-up and it becomes apparent that mainstream blockbusters are woefully lacking when it comes to variety and plotlines. Instead of CGI enhanced fight scenes that run a little too long, we're being tre...... The art world is all abuzz about the soon-to-be-open Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Set to open September 24, the Washington, D.C.-based museum embraces the fact that African-Ameri... Read full article: Houston Museum of African American Cultu...→

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Chicago's black police officers describe navigating dual loyalties—to the force for which they work and the communities from which they came. Read full article: Some African-American cops feel caught b...→

Longtime UMN professor Mischa Penn, who helped start African American Studies, dies at 89

Mischa Penn, a professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota and Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor of Social Science, who also paved the way for greater conversations on social issues, die… Read full article: Longtime UMN professor Mischa Penn, who ...→

Volunteers - 400 Years: African American Past and Presence

Attend the upcoming Volunteers - 400 Years: African American Past and Presence event at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center in Phoenix on December 3, 2019. Read full article: Volunteers - 400 Years: African American...→

Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator has a 'path to victory' with undecided African-American voters

Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator has a 'path to victory' with undecided African-American voters

Sen. Cory Booker's campaign maintained on Friday that, despite lagging in polls, the candidate could win the Democratic nomination by uniting racial minorities and, in particular, undecided African American voters. Read full article: Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator ...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

(CNN) — The US Navy will name a new aircraft carrier after Doris “Dorie” Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who defended Pearl Harbor during the... Read full article: Navy to name new aircraft carrier for Af...→

Navy to name carrier after African American for first time

Navy to name carrier after African American for first time

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. Read full article: Navy to name carrier after African Ameri...→

Poll: Biden leads handily in African American support

Poll: Biden leads handily in African American support

Democratic-leaning black voters cited his time as former President Barack Obama’s vice president among reasons for their support. Read full article: Poll: Biden leads handily in African Ame...→

African American Museum, Citizens Bank Release Details About Special Events Surrounding Martin Luther King Day

African American Museum, Citizens Bank Release Details About Special Events Surrounding Martin Luther King Day

This year's theme for the celebration is "Read, Write, Resist" which explores the value of literacy in the movement to resist injustice.  Read full article: African American Museum, Citizens Bank R...→

An African American museum in Charleston is finally being built:

An African American museum in Charleston is finally being built: "It's really gripping"

The museum aims to tell a crucial part of the city's history: it was once the largest port of entry for enslaved people into the United States. Read full article: An African American museum in Charleston...→

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; One Of First African American Mayors Of Big U.S. City

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; One Of First African American Mayors Of Big U.S. City

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, one of the first African American mayors of a large American city, died Friday. He was 86. Read full article: Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; ...→

National Museum of African American Music seeks submissions of creative artwork from visual artists - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

National Museum of African American Music seeks submissions of creative artwork from visual artists - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 - $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work. Read full article: National Museum of African American Musi...→

Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving lawmaker in Minnesota history, will not seek re-election

Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving lawmaker in Minnesota history, will not seek re-election

State Rep. Lyndon Carlson, the longest serving legislator in Minnesota history, announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year. Carlson, 79, a DFLer from Crystal and chairman of the pow… Read full article: Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving law...→

African-American libertarian, gun rights activist: 'What I love about President Trump'

African-American libertarian, gun rights activist: 'What I love about President Trump'

"What I love about President Trump is -- right, wrong or indifferent, you're going to know exactly where he stands... And I think that the American people want more politicians in that vein," said Maj Toure, who is one of the most prominent African-American, libertarian activists in the country. Read full article: African-American libertarian, gun rights...→

African-American Santa Brings Diversity to the Holidays

African-American Santa Brings Diversity to the Holidays

The holiday season brings with it excitement as children look forward to meeting Santa Claus to tell him all the presents they want and how good they've been this year. However, for families seeking diversity... Read full article: African-American Santa Brings Diversity ...→

5 African American memoirs that belong on your shelf

5 African American memoirs that belong on your shelf

These black writers explore America during the Great Migration and Civil Rights Movement through memoirs like "Negroland," "The Yellow House" and more. Read full article: 5 African American memoirs that belong o...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in Fans on MLK Day

African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in Fans on MLK Day

The National Western Stock Show marked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20 with the African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions, which stars winners from the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and celebrates the role of the black cowboy in the West. Read full article: African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in...→

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

(CNN) — The US Navy will name a new aircraft carrier after Doris “Dorie” Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who defended Pearl Harbor during the... Read full article: Navy to name new aircraft carrier for Af...→

Loudoun County African-American community makes national historic-places list | WTOP

Willisville, which comprises about 24 acres in Loudoun County, Virginia, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Read full article: Loudoun County African-American communit...→

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

The US Navy will announce Monday that it will name a new aircraft carrier after Doris “Dorie” Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who defended Pearl Harbor during … Read full article: Navy to name new aircraft carrier for Af...→

Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

Instead of presidents or admirals, an enlisted sailor will be honored when the USS Doris Miller is christened Read full article: Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be na...→

Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in Democratic race nationally and among African American community, polls say

Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in Democratic race nationally and among African American community, polls say

Senator Bernie Sanders has risen to the top in recent polls, tying with frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden in popularity with both registered voters nationally and the African American community specifically. Read full article: Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in De...→

Fox Soul streaming channel announced for African-American viewers

Fox Soul streaming channel announced for African-American viewers

Fox Television Stations is rolling out Fox Soul, a live, ad-supported streaming channel aimed at African-American viewers. In an announcement, the Fox Corp. division said the new outlet’s programs … Read full article: Fox Soul streaming channel announced for...→

African American Leaders In Plano Praise Hiring Of Ed Drain As Police Chief: '40 Years Ago This Probably Would Have Been Unheard Of'

African American Leaders In Plano Praise Hiring Of Ed Drain As Police Chief: '40 Years Ago This Probably Would Have Been Unheard Of'

History was made in Plano this week as the city appointed its first African American police chief. Ed Drain will be formally hired by the city council on Monday. Read full article: African American Leaders In Plano Praise...→

African American Museum, Citizens Bank Release Details About Special Events Surrounding Martin Luther King Day

African American Museum, Citizens Bank Release Details About Special Events Surrounding Martin Luther King Day

This year's theme for the celebration is "Read, Write, Resist" which explores the value of literacy in the movement to resist injustice.  Read full article: African American Museum, Citizens Bank R...→

African-American community must stand with Jews against wave of assaults

African-American community must stand with Jews against wave of assaults

New York’s epidemic of anti-Semitic attacks is horrifying. It’s also maddening that city leaders won’t address the elephant in the room — that the suspects in these heinous acts are black. African-… Read full article: African-American community must stand wi...→

An African American museum in Charleston is finally being built:

An African American museum in Charleston is finally being built: "It's really gripping"

The museum aims to tell a crucial part of the city's history: it was once the largest port of entry for enslaved people into the United States. Read full article: An African American museum in Charleston...→

Honoring a column and a legacy of African American chess excellence in D.C.

Honoring a column and a legacy of African American chess excellence in D.C.

We start with a big personal thank you to D.C.’s venerable Black Knights Chess Team, which earlier this month awarded this column and this columnist a “lifetime achievement award” at its third annual closed championship, citing our coverage over the past quarter-century of the local chess scene and of Washington, D.C., as the nation’s primary incubator of black chess excellence. Read full article: Honoring a column and a legacy of Africa...→

Universal basic income tested in Jackson, Mississippi to help African American women

Universal basic income tested in Jackson, Mississippi to help African American women

Aisha Nyandoro created Springboard Opportunities to help single black mothers, and is now testing universal basic income in Jackson, Mississippi. She chose 20 mothers at random to receive $1,000 a month — no strings attached — and hopes to expand the program next year. Read full article: Universal basic income tested in Jackson...→

National Museum of African American Music seeks submissions of creative artwork from visual artists - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

National Museum of African American Music seeks submissions of creative artwork from visual artists - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 - $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work. Read full article: National Museum of African American Musi...→

Houston Museum of African American Culture

Houston Museum of African American Culture

One look at this year's QFest line-up and it becomes apparent that mainstream blockbusters are woefully lacking when it comes to variety and plotlines. Instead of CGI enhanced fight scenes that run a little too long, we're being tre...... The art world is all abuzz about the soon-to-be-open Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Set to open September 24, the Washington, D.C.-based museum embraces the fact that African-Ameri... Read full article: Houston Museum of African American Cultu...→

New home for African-American history museum part of 22nd Street's redevelopment plan in St. Pete

New home for African-American history museum part of 22nd Street's redevelopment plan in St. Pete

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman says the city is giving five acres along 22nd Street South to the museum along with a million dollars. Read full article: New home for African-American history mu...→

African-American libertarian, gun rights activist: 'What I love about President Trump'

African-American libertarian, gun rights activist: 'What I love about President Trump'

"What I love about President Trump is -- right, wrong or indifferent, you're going to know exactly where he stands... And I think that the American people want more politicians in that vein," said Maj Toure, who is one of the most prominent African-American, libertarian activists in the country. Read full article: African-American libertarian, gun rights...→

Longtime UMN professor Mischa Penn, who helped start African American Studies, dies at 89

Mischa Penn, a professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota and Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor of Social Science, who also paved the way for greater conversations on social issues, die… Read full article: Longtime UMN professor Mischa Penn, who ...→

New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harrison Chief Of Detectives, First African American To Hold Position

New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harrison Chief Of Detectives, First African American To Hold Position

Harrison, 50, has been a detective, went undercover investigating drug crimes, and received the Police Combat Cross for valor in the line of duty during an 28-year NYPD career. Read full article: New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harri...→

5 African American memoirs that belong on your shelf

5 African American memoirs that belong on your shelf

These black writers explore America during the Great Migration and Civil Rights Movement through memoirs like "Negroland," "The Yellow House" and more. Read full article: 5 African American memoirs that belong o...→

Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator has a 'path to victory' with undecided African-American voters

Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator has a 'path to victory' with undecided African-American voters

Sen. Cory Booker's campaign maintained on Friday that, despite lagging in polls, the candidate could win the Democratic nomination by uniting racial minorities and, in particular, undecided African American voters. Read full article: Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator ...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions

PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions

Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 20, 2020.  Read full article: PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African A...→

Trump touts low African-American unemployment numbers in MLK Day tweet

Trump touts low African-American unemployment numbers in MLK Day tweet

President Trump took time on Monday to honor both the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his own inauguration three years ago by touting that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is the lowest in history. Read full article: Trump touts low African-American unemplo...→

Navy to name carrier after African American for first time

Navy to name carrier after African American for first time

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. Read full article: Navy to name carrier after African Ameri...→

Teen book club founder created a 'brotherhood' with African-American boys through reading

Teen book club founder created a 'brotherhood' with African-American boys through reading

Sidney Keys III and his mom Winnie Caldwell created Books N Bros that has since garnered national attention and members. Read full article: Teen book club founder created a 'brothe...→

Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st aircraft carrier named after African American

Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st aircraft carrier named after African American

A future U.S. Navy aircraft carrier will be named after Doris Miller, who was serving as a ship's cook during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Read full article: Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st airc...→

Howard University receives $2.5M African American art collection | WTOP

Howard University receives $2.5M African American art collection | WTOP

Howard University has received a collection of African American art valued at more than $2.5 million. Read full article: Howard University receives $2.5M African...→

Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running Play In American Theater

Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running Play In American Theater

The co-creators told WBZ-TV, the keys to its success are its ever-changing script and audience participation. Read full article: Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running...→

Poll: Biden leads handily in African American support

Poll: Biden leads handily in African American support

Democratic-leaning black voters cited his time as former President Barack Obama’s vice president among reasons for their support. Read full article: Poll: Biden leads handily in African Ame...→

Two African American executives file lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at McDonald's

Two African American executives file lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at McDonald's

Two African American women executives at McDonald’s Corp. sued the fast-food giant for racial discrimination in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Illinois. Read full article: Two African American executives file law...→

School bus joins funeral procession for long-serving driver

School bus joins funeral procession for long-serving driver

A funeral procession for a Tennessee man who drove a school bus for more than 57 years included the last bus he drove before retiring — Hawkins County Schools bus no. 89 Read full article: School bus joins funeral procession for ...→

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

The 34-year-old becomes the first Republican in 70 years to serve as the state’s top prosecutor. Read full article: Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African...→

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; One Of First African American Mayors Of Big U.S. City

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; One Of First African American Mayors Of Big U.S. City

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, one of the first African American mayors of a large American city, died Friday. He was 86. Read full article: Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; ...→

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association

“Jordan Peele continued to raise the bar in horror specifically and film overall,” said AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson. Read full article: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of ...→

Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of African American Culture

Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of African American Culture

The Champagne and Ribs charity event held Wednesday directly supports the free admission policy at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The event also celebrated the HMAAC's history of commitment to diversity, art, and artists of color. CEO John Guess Jr. spoke passionately about the importance of supporting the museum and its impacts beyond the physical location. The... Read full article: Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of ...→

Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving lawmaker in Minnesota history, will not seek re-election

Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving lawmaker in Minnesota history, will not seek re-election

State Rep. Lyndon Carlson, the longest serving legislator in Minnesota history, announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year. Carlson, 79, a DFLer from Crystal and chairman of the pow… Read full article: Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving law...→

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Chicago's black police officers describe navigating dual loyalties—to the force for which they work and the communities from which they came. Read full article: Some African-American cops feel caught b...→

New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 200 years of African American culinarians and recipes

New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 200 years of African American culinarians and recipes

Toni Tipton-Martin's "Jubilee" is a bridge, a pathway even, to understanding the complexities and grand diversity that is often not underscored when talking about African American food and those who cook it. Read full article: New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 2...→

African-American Santa Brings Diversity to the Holidays

African-American Santa Brings Diversity to the Holidays

The holiday season brings with it excitement as children look forward to meeting Santa Claus to tell him all the presents they want and how good they've been this year. However, for families seeking diversity... Read full article: African-American Santa Brings Diversity ...→

Volunteers - 400 Years: African American Past and Presence

Attend the upcoming Volunteers - 400 Years: African American Past and Presence event at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center in Phoenix on December 3, 2019. Read full article: Volunteers - 400 Years: African American...→

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribution of an African American woman who accidentally dropped a quarter in front of

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribution of an African American woman who accidentally dropped a quarter in front of the presidential candidate’s headquarters last summer, local man Leonard Thompson unknowingly became Pete Buttigieg’s t Read full article: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribu...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in Fans on MLK Day

African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in Fans on MLK Day

The National Western Stock Show marked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20 with the African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions, which stars winners from the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and celebrates the role of the black cowboy in the West. Read full article: African-American Heritage Rodeo Ropes in...→

PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions

PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions

Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 20, 2020.  Read full article: PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. African A...→

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

(CNN) — The US Navy will name a new aircraft carrier after Doris “Dorie” Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who defended Pearl Harbor during the... Read full article: Navy to name new aircraft carrier for Af...→

Trump touts low African-American unemployment numbers in MLK Day tweet

Trump touts low African-American unemployment numbers in MLK Day tweet

President Trump took time on Monday to honor both the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his own inauguration three years ago by touting that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is the lowest in history. Read full article: Trump touts low African-American unemplo...→

Loudoun County African-American community makes national historic-places list | WTOP

Willisville, which comprises about 24 acres in Loudoun County, Virginia, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Read full article: Loudoun County African-American communit...→

Navy to name carrier after African American for first time

Navy to name carrier after African American for first time

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. Read full article: Navy to name carrier after African Ameri...→

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

Navy to name new aircraft carrier for African American WWII hero

The US Navy will announce Monday that it will name a new aircraft carrier after Doris “Dorie” Miller, a decorated African American World War II veteran who defended Pearl Harbor during … Read full article: Navy to name new aircraft carrier for Af...→

Teen book club founder created a 'brotherhood' with African-American boys through reading

Teen book club founder created a 'brotherhood' with African-American boys through reading

Sidney Keys III and his mom Winnie Caldwell created Books N Bros that has since garnered national attention and members. Read full article: Teen book club founder created a 'brothe...→

Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st aircraft carrier named after African American

Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st aircraft carrier named after African American

A future U.S. Navy aircraft carrier will be named after Doris Miller, who was serving as a ship's cook during the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Read full article: Navy to honor Doris Miller with 1st airc...→

Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero

Instead of presidents or admirals, an enlisted sailor will be honored when the USS Doris Miller is christened Read full article: Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be na...→

Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in Democratic race nationally and among African American community, polls say

Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in Democratic race nationally and among African American community, polls say

Senator Bernie Sanders has risen to the top in recent polls, tying with frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden in popularity with both registered voters nationally and the African American community specifically. Read full article: Bernie Sanders tied with Joe Biden in De...→

Howard University receives $2.5M African American art collection | WTOP

Howard University receives $2.5M African American art collection | WTOP

Howard University has received a collection of African American art valued at more than $2.5 million. Read full article: Howard University receives $2.5M African...→

Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running Play In American Theater

Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running Play In American Theater

The co-creators told WBZ-TV, the keys to its success are its ever-changing script and audience participation. Read full article: Boston Comedy Celebrates Longest-Running...→

Fox Soul streaming channel announced for African-American viewers

Fox Soul streaming channel announced for African-American viewers

Fox Television Stations is rolling out Fox Soul, a live, ad-supported streaming channel aimed at African-American viewers. In an announcement, the Fox Corp. division said the new outlet’s programs … Read full article: Fox Soul streaming channel announced for...→

Poll: Biden leads handily in African American support

Poll: Biden leads handily in African American support

Democratic-leaning black voters cited his time as former President Barack Obama’s vice president among reasons for their support. Read full article: Poll: Biden leads handily in African Ame...→

African American Leaders In Plano Praise Hiring Of Ed Drain As Police Chief: '40 Years Ago This Probably Would Have Been Unheard Of'

African American Leaders In Plano Praise Hiring Of Ed Drain As Police Chief: '40 Years Ago This Probably Would Have Been Unheard Of'

History was made in Plano this week as the city appointed its first African American police chief. Ed Drain will be formally hired by the city council on Monday. Read full article: African American Leaders In Plano Praise...→

Two African American executives file lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at McDonald's

Two African American executives file lawsuit alleging racial discrimination at McDonald's

Two African American women executives at McDonald’s Corp. sued the fast-food giant for racial discrimination in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Illinois. Read full article: Two African American executives file law...→

African American Museum, Citizens Bank Release Details About Special Events Surrounding Martin Luther King Day

African American Museum, Citizens Bank Release Details About Special Events Surrounding Martin Luther King Day

This year's theme for the celebration is "Read, Write, Resist" which explores the value of literacy in the movement to resist injustice.  Read full article: African American Museum, Citizens Bank R...→

School bus joins funeral procession for long-serving driver

School bus joins funeral procession for long-serving driver

A funeral procession for a Tennessee man who drove a school bus for more than 57 years included the last bus he drove before retiring — Hawkins County Schools bus no. 89 Read full article: School bus joins funeral procession for ...→

African-American community must stand with Jews against wave of assaults

African-American community must stand with Jews against wave of assaults

New York’s epidemic of anti-Semitic attacks is horrifying. It’s also maddening that city leaders won’t address the elephant in the room — that the suspects in these heinous acts are black. African-… Read full article: African-American community must stand wi...→

An African American museum in Charleston is finally being built:

An African American museum in Charleston is finally being built: "It's really gripping"

The museum aims to tell a crucial part of the city's history: it was once the largest port of entry for enslaved people into the United States. Read full article: An African American museum in Charleston...→

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

The 34-year-old becomes the first Republican in 70 years to serve as the state’s top prosecutor. Read full article: Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African...→

Honoring a column and a legacy of African American chess excellence in D.C.

Honoring a column and a legacy of African American chess excellence in D.C.

We start with a big personal thank you to D.C.’s venerable Black Knights Chess Team, which earlier this month awarded this column and this columnist a “lifetime achievement award” at its third annual closed championship, citing our coverage over the past quarter-century of the local chess scene and of Washington, D.C., as the nation’s primary incubator of black chess excellence. Read full article: Honoring a column and a legacy of Africa...→

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; One Of First African American Mayors Of Big U.S. City

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; One Of First African American Mayors Of Big U.S. City

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, one of the first African American mayors of a large American city, died Friday. He was 86. Read full article: Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher Dies; ...→

Universal basic income tested in Jackson, Mississippi to help African American women

Universal basic income tested in Jackson, Mississippi to help African American women

Aisha Nyandoro created Springboard Opportunities to help single black mothers, and is now testing universal basic income in Jackson, Mississippi. She chose 20 mothers at random to receive $1,000 a month — no strings attached — and hopes to expand the program next year. Read full article: Universal basic income tested in Jackson...→

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association

“Jordan Peele continued to raise the bar in horror specifically and film overall,” said AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson. Read full article: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Named Best Movie of ...→

National Museum of African American Music seeks submissions of creative artwork from visual artists - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

National Museum of African American Music seeks submissions of creative artwork from visual artists - Nashville PRIDE, Inc.

The addition of original artwork will create a visual experience that aligns with the museum’s content and blends well with the overall aesthetic of the accompanying galleries. Submitted artwork will be juried by an internal art selection committee with three selected artists being awarded between $50,000 - $70,000 for the creation and installation of their work. Read full article: National Museum of African American Musi...→

Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of African American Culture

Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of African American Culture

The Champagne and Ribs charity event held Wednesday directly supports the free admission policy at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The event also celebrated the HMAAC's history of commitment to diversity, art, and artists of color. CEO John Guess Jr. spoke passionately about the importance of supporting the museum and its impacts beyond the physical location. The... Read full article: Champagne & Ribs at Houston's Museum of ...→

Houston Museum of African American Culture

Houston Museum of African American Culture

One look at this year's QFest line-up and it becomes apparent that mainstream blockbusters are woefully lacking when it comes to variety and plotlines. Instead of CGI enhanced fight scenes that run a little too long, we're being tre...... The art world is all abuzz about the soon-to-be-open Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Set to open September 24, the Washington, D.C.-based museum embraces the fact that African-Ameri... Read full article: Houston Museum of African American Cultu...→

Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving lawmaker in Minnesota history, will not seek re-election

Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving lawmaker in Minnesota history, will not seek re-election

State Rep. Lyndon Carlson, the longest serving legislator in Minnesota history, announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year. Carlson, 79, a DFLer from Crystal and chairman of the pow… Read full article: Rep. Lyndon Carlson, longest serving law...→

New home for African-American history museum part of 22nd Street's redevelopment plan in St. Pete

New home for African-American history museum part of 22nd Street's redevelopment plan in St. Pete

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman says the city is giving five acres along 22nd Street South to the museum along with a million dollars. Read full article: New home for African-American history mu...→

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Some African-American cops feel caught between black and blue

Chicago's black police officers describe navigating dual loyalties—to the force for which they work and the communities from which they came. Read full article: Some African-American cops feel caught b...→

African-American libertarian, gun rights activist: 'What I love about President Trump'

African-American libertarian, gun rights activist: 'What I love about President Trump'

"What I love about President Trump is -- right, wrong or indifferent, you're going to know exactly where he stands... And I think that the American people want more politicians in that vein," said Maj Toure, who is one of the most prominent African-American, libertarian activists in the country. Read full article: African-American libertarian, gun rights...→

New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 200 years of African American culinarians and recipes

New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 200 years of African American culinarians and recipes

Toni Tipton-Martin's "Jubilee" is a bridge, a pathway even, to understanding the complexities and grand diversity that is often not underscored when talking about African American food and those who cook it. Read full article: New cookbook ‘Jubilee’ pays tribute to 2...→

Longtime UMN professor Mischa Penn, who helped start African American Studies, dies at 89

Mischa Penn, a professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota and Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor of Social Science, who also paved the way for greater conversations on social issues, die… Read full article: Longtime UMN professor Mischa Penn, who ...→

African-American Santa Brings Diversity to the Holidays

African-American Santa Brings Diversity to the Holidays

The holiday season brings with it excitement as children look forward to meeting Santa Claus to tell him all the presents they want and how good they've been this year. However, for families seeking diversity... Read full article: African-American Santa Brings Diversity ...→

New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harrison Chief Of Detectives, First African American To Hold Position

New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harrison Chief Of Detectives, First African American To Hold Position

Harrison, 50, has been a detective, went undercover investigating drug crimes, and received the Police Combat Cross for valor in the line of duty during an 28-year NYPD career. Read full article: New NYPD Commissioner Names Rodney Harri...→

Volunteers - 400 Years: African American Past and Presence

Attend the upcoming Volunteers - 400 Years: African American Past and Presence event at George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center in Phoenix on December 3, 2019. Read full article: Volunteers - 400 Years: African American...→

5 African American memoirs that belong on your shelf

5 African American memoirs that belong on your shelf

These black writers explore America during the Great Migration and Civil Rights Movement through memoirs like "Negroland," "The Yellow House" and more. Read full article: 5 African American memoirs that belong o...→

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribution of an African American woman who accidentally dropped a quarter in front of

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribution of an African American woman who accidentally dropped a quarter in front of the presidential candidate’s headquarters last summer, local man Leonard Thompson unknowingly became Pete Buttigieg’s t Read full article: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—Surpassing the contribu...→

Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator has a 'path to victory' with undecided African-American voters

Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator has a 'path to victory' with undecided African-American voters

Sen. Cory Booker's campaign maintained on Friday that, despite lagging in polls, the candidate could win the Democratic nomination by uniting racial minorities and, in particular, undecided African American voters. Read full article: Cory Booker spokeswoman insists senator ...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

145 Graves From Forgotten African-American Cemetery Found Under High School

Some 145 coffins have been detected on the grounds of a Florida high school which once was the site of an African-American cemetery, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: 145 Graves From Forgotten African-Americ...→