Thursday, January 21, 2021
www.cnn.com By Kevin Dotson   New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has announced that he is declining the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he was scheduled to receive from President Donald Trump on Thursday. Belichick cited the "tragic events of last week" as leading...
www.blavity.com By DeMario P. Smith   After the death of George Floyd ignited hundreds of social justice protests and opened national conversations about police reform, a swell of support has been raised to ensure that his family is able to transition into the next stages of their lives. Floyd's daughter,...
www.fox7.com   The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis has announced that a Black female midshipman will be the brigade commander for the first time. READ MORE: Naval Academy midshipman asks judge to block his removal over tweets The academy's commandant said Monday that Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber...
www.cnn.com By Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak, Betsy Klein, Jim Acosta and Paul LeBlanc   President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus, the President announced early Friday morning, an extraordinary development coming months into a global pandemic and in the final stretch of his...
Langston: Compensation Is Not The Same As Justice The 17-year-old dispute between Langston University and Oklahoma State University is stumbling to a painful conclusion. Like many battles where the small is right they are eventually ground to a decision because...
www.cosmopolitan.com BY HUNTER HARRIS and PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANA SCRUGGS   We’re calling it now: Our Jaugust cover star—just like this moment—will go down in the pages of your future history books. Because Keke Palmer isn’t just waiting for change to happen from *waves hands*...
www.variety.com By Todd Spangler   YouTube is pumping up 2020 virtual pomp-and-circumstance circuit with a video graduation ceremony, including commencement addresses delivered by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” original special will feature other celebs and notable names including BTS, Lady Gaga and former Secretary...
www.blackenterprise.com By Yemi Rose       In the sea of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates fighting to differentiate themselves, several candidates have zeroed in on policies addressing the racial wealth gap as key campaign promises. Proposed solutions run the gamut, with candidates touting baby bonds, backing direct...
The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire     Gathering Place will host Tulsa in Harmony – A night of Gospel, on Saturday, October 19, from 6-9:30 p.m. on the QuikTrip Great Lawn. Tulsa in Harmony will bring together national recording artists and community gospel...
www.tulsapeople.com BY GAIL BANZET-ELLIS     James Osby Goodwin, 79, is a lifelong Tulsan, an accomplished attorney and the owner of Tulsa’s only black-owned newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle. He is an advocate for the city’s reconstruction of the Greenwood District, for its history both...
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