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by Lauren Victoria Burke -- One of only three known survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre died on October 9 at the age of 102 years old. Hughes Van Ellis, 102, died in Denver, Colorado on the morning of October 9....
The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) elected long-term member Deidre Malone as its 15th President during its 36th Biennial Conference in Richmond, Virginia last weekend. Malone, the two-time NWPC Tennessee Caucus President, follows outgoing president Donna Lent who served eight...
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic rocketed to the edge of space with its first tourists Thursday, a former British Olympian who bought his ticket 18 years ago and a mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean. The space plane...
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 70 years after doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took Henrietta Lacks’ cervical cells without her knowledge, a lawyer for her descendants said they have reached a settlement with a biotechnology company that they accused of reaping...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus is pushing the White House, Justice Department and the Department of Education to adopt an “aggressive legal strategy” to scrutinize recent changes to Florida’s Black history curriculum. The caucus wants the federal agencies to...
For years, former Memphian Eric Turner excelled in the world of finance, following a career choice that made his father, Jesse H. Turner Sr., and older brother, Jesse H. Turner Jr., household names among a host of Memphians. Now, Eric...
The Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III is the successor to the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson as president and CEO of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Jackson announced on July 14 his retirement as head of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the...
by Candace McDuffie -- A Reuters investigation published Tuesday revealed that numerous U.S. leaders – those who are influential in policies related to race – have ancestral ties to slavery. More specifically, it named the politicians who directly descend from slaveholders. The piece...
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, will detail "The State of the Black Press" as the keynote speaker at the annual State of the Black Press Luncheon in Washington, DC on...
by Janie Har -- SAN FRANCISCO — Payments of $5 million to every eligible Black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for 250 years and homes in San Francisco for...