Tuesday, May 11, 2021
www.newsone.com By News One Staff     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp9pyMqnBzk     Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first youth poet laureate, captivated the hearts of Americans and likely anyone else who was listening to her deliver the Inauguration poem on Wednesday. In doing so, the 23-year-old became the nation’s youngest...
www.prnnewswire.com By The Family of Joe Louis Clark    The No-Nonsense Educator was a Mentor for Students to Lean On   Joe Louis Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding Principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods at Paterson, New Jersey's Eastside High...
www.orprahmag.com By Hunter Harris Photo Credit Whitney Thomas Well, I went to church to sing in the choir, not as a solo performer. But the choir director said, ‘No, Patsy. Patsy, you're going to…’” Patti LaBelle stops mid-sentence. We’re talking about great singing, which...
www.youblackworld.com By Victor Omondi     It was a dream come true for a student at the University of Louisiana who graduated after rapper Nicki Minaj paid his tuition fee. The beneficiary, Artavion Cook, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the ‘Bang Bang’ rapper...
www.abcnews.go.com By Mark Osborne   Pride was honored at the CMAs with a lifetime achievement award last month.   Charley Pride, the pioneering Black country music legend who topped the charts with dozens of songs, has died at 86 due to complications from COVID-19. Pride...
www.abc7.com   Tommy "Tiny" Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 62. Lister's manager, Cindy Cowan, said Lister was found unconscious in his home in Marina Del Rey, California, on...
www.nbcnews.com By Ahiza García-Hodges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCbXssaOEFg Rashida Jones will become president of MSNBC, and the current president, Phil Griffin, will step down after 25 years at the cable news channel, NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde announced Monday. Jones, who will take over at MSNBC...
The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire   Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Gathering Place will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland, but this year’s event will heavily focus on safety and social distancing. Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines will run every...
www.essence.com BY BROOKLYN WHITE   We are sad to report on the passing of actress Natalie Desselle-Reid, who appeared in movies such as B*A*P*S, Set It Off, Cinderella and Madea’s Big Happy Family. She also had a starring roel in the UPN show Eve. Fellow actress Holly Robinson Peete first shared...
www.journalstar.com By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.   Mark Cuban, Anthony Anderson and Skylar Diggins-Smith will take part in a series of panel discussions on YouTube that are focused on racial justice. The video-sharing platform announced the lineup on Thursday for “Bear Witness, Take Action...
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