www.newsone.com  By D.L. Chandler Actor, director, writer, and diplomat Sidney Poitier has enjoyed an iconic career that spans the better part of 50 years. Poitier is the first Black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor back in 1964 for his role...
www.chicagotribune.com By Rachel Siegel Washington Post   Vanessa Hall-Harper, a lifelong resident of this city's poorest area, has viewed the opening of dollar stores in recent years with trepidation. The stores were a reminder of the blight, she said, and they blocked grocers...
www.yahoo.com By Erin Jensen     Trevor Noah brought up recent developments into the investigation of January's attack on actor Jussie Smollett on his nightly program Monday. As of Sunday, Chicago police were pursuing "additional detective work" amid suspicion that the attack may have been faked. Two...
www.theplayerstribune.com By Muggsy Bogues     Before anybody called me Muggsy, my family called me Apple. I used to cut my hair real low and keep a shiny head, like a shiny apple. It was a term of endearment. I didn’t really think about it...
www.dailymail.co.uk By LUKE KENTON   John Salter Jr. was one of the three famous faces of the May 29 1963 protest He was doused in ketchup, mustard and sugar and attacked with brass knuckles The photograph became an iconic symbol of the...
By Fred L Jones, Jr. Eagle Staff Writer fjones@theoklahomaeagele.net     Native Tulsan Caroline Bennett is making her dreams come true as an Inspirational speaker, spoken word artist, entrepreneur, storyteller, singer and #FreeBlackGirlRising are a few words to describe this native of north Tulsa. Bennett...
www.newsone.com     The Super Bowl was packed with controversy due to its treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Although many people dismissed the idea of a “boycott,” it may have been effective because the show had the worst ratings in a decade. SEE ALSO: Some No Name,...
www.atlantablackstar.com By Daryl Nelson T.I. is on a mission, and it has to do with rebuilding his old neighborhood in the Center Hill section of Atlanta. In 2017 he started a real estate company called Buy Back the Block, and considering what he’s accomplished...
BlackAmericaWeb.com Tonya Pendleton       When you’re single and over 40, Valentine’s Day can seem like the longest day of the year. Either you’ve never had a great love and at this stage it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change, or you...
www.yahoosports.com By Shalise Manza Young   Owning a small business is tough. So tough, a high percentage of them fail within months of opening. So if you’ve kept a business going for more than 20 years, you’re probably doing something right. Until you don’t. A sports...