www.ew.com By SHIRLEY LI    Spike Lee’s first competitive Oscar win (for co-writing BlacKkKlansman) on Sunday night resulted in cheers, a standing ovation, and a jubilant leap into longtime friend and collaborator Samuel L. Jackson’s arms on stage at the Dolby Theatre. Inside the White House, though,...
www.latimes.com By JAZMINE ULLOA and TARYN LUNA   As a second partial government shutdown looms in Washington over border discussions, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday will order the removal of roughly 360 National Guard members from California’s southern boundary with Mexico, repudiating President Trump’s characterization...
By Fred L. Jones, Jr. Eagle Staff Writer fjones@theoklahomaeagle.net     The 19th Annual Player Networking Event™ (PNE 2019) took place Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Terminus 100 Building in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Ga., PNE, a jointly administered event with the NFL Alumni Association,...
www.thegrio.com By Cortney Wills EXCLUSIVE: Actress Victoria Rowell on the untimely death of ‘Young and the Restless’ co-star, Kristoff St. John, blasts soap execs for racism: ‘They could have done better by him The world is still reeling from the tragic loss of actor, Kristoff St....
www.newsone.com Written By Nigel Roberts   McNair refused to allow the Jim Crow South to limit his ambitions.     The nation paused on Monday to remember the ill-fated space shuttle Challenger mission in 1986, including pioneering African-American astronaut Ronald McNair, who overcame racism of the Jim Crow...
www.msmagazine.com By The Team     This post is excerpted from the latest issue of Ms.—our inauguration special, which introduces the new feminists in office. many of whom were sworn in today. To meet more new feminists in town and read more from this feature, click here. To read...
www.blackbusiness.org     Patricia Williams and her daughters, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have built an empire of McDonald’s franchises in the Los Angeles, California area. Combined, they employ more than 700 people in the community and generate annual revenues of almost...
www.thevox.com By Li Zhouli@vox.com      It’s officially day 18 of the partial government shutdown — and its effects are becoming increasingly apparent. The December 21 deadline for funding a portion of the government, including the State Department, the Justice Department, the Transportation Department, the...
www.essence.com By BREANNA EDWARDS    Cyntoia Brown will be released on parole supervision on Aug. 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison.   Finally, there will be some justice for Cyntoia Brown, who has served 15 years in prison for killing a man who...
www.time.com By LISA MASCARO     The 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the House speaker’s office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era...