Rep. John Lewis is the latest target of President-elect Trump’s Twitter wrath after calling out his legitimacy as commander-in-chief. Now that the dust has settled, it looks like Lewis’ legacy as a Civil Rights icon is still firmly in place, if not stronger, following his public scuffle with America’s next president.
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to read a book a week or once per month. And, if you are anything like me, you want those books to come from Black authors. Now, a company called Noir Reads is making meeting those goals all the more possible by delivering books from the Black Diaspora to subscribers for a small monthly or quarterly fee.
The 74th Golden Globes was a successful awards show in the sense that it was home to a handful of memorable moments that will likely be talked about for years. Lauded productions received their nod going into Oscar season next month, surprise contenders won big and history was even made. Black Hollywood, in particular, had a night full of wins.
For the first time, NASA is sending a Black astronaut to the international space station.
Jeanette Epps, a former CIA technical intelligence officer and member of NASA’s 20th class of astronauts, will head to the space station veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel in 2018.
2017 is around the corner! It is time to celebrate this past year and prepare for the next. We have compiled a list of things that we plan on leaving in the 2016 year for a more self-caring, a more active, and more successful 2017.
The history of racism in golf clubs is a long and rich one – just watch The Legend of Bagger Vance to get an idea of how unwelcome people of color were. Many of the sports founding fathers were outwardly racist (and sexist) and the culture surrounding it didn’t transform for quite a while.
So it must have been quite a sight when a group of more than 60 Black Lives Matter protesters walked into Donald Trump’s Rancho Palos Verdes golf club on the morning of Christmas Eve to put on a performance of their own.
I am blessed enough to work with a staff of young writers who inspire me every single day. They are graduate students, community activists, educators, and content producers who make my job as Managing Editor that much easier. So, I wanted to take some time to spotlight them and give you a chance to get to know them a little better.
Liz Adetiba (Contributing Writer), Jordie Davies (Assistant Editor), Alyx Goodwin (Contributing Writer), Akudo Mez (Social Media Coordinator), and Keith Reid-Cleveland (News Editor) are the core voices of Black Youth Project. I got the chance to ask them a few questions about their thoughts as we move out of 2016 and into 2017. Here are their responses:
Ten years after an appeals court overturned his sexual assault conviction, Jarrett Adams returned to the court as an attorney. He’s now part of a team looking to overturn the conviction of a man who was sentenced to 89 years after the wife of a retired Chicago Police Department sergeant was found dead, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
For a lot of kids, the one bright spot in an afternoon of running errands is getting to play the demo version of video games in the electronics section of a store. But this moment of bliss was often followed by the sad realization that you’d have to leave and go home soon, most likely without the game.
A wonderful crew of employees at a New York Best Buy watched a young boy come in everyday and go through that same experience. So they saw an opportunity to make his day by presenting him with his very own WiiU.
Bresha Meadows’ future just got a lot clearer following a judge’s decision to not charge her as an adult after fatally shooting her abusive father.
If her case would’ve been taken out of juvenile court, she would’ve faced the risk of being sentenced to life in prison. Now, the biggest risk she faces is staying in the juvenile system until she’s 21 if convicted.