Monday, March 1, 2021
By Margaret Hicks Staff Writer   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has sent 14 African-American astronauts into space over the decades, however, Dr. Jeanette Epps will make spaceflight history in May 2018 when she will become the first African-American to board...
www.nytimes.com By Jody Rosen   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTH08IYB8ek   ‘The Vault Is on Fire’ The fire that swept across the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood on Sunday, June 1, 2008, began early that morning, in New England. At 4:43 a.m., a security guard at the movie studio and...
www.theroot.com President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by meeting with the namesake son of America’s most brilliant civil rights icon.  As per usual, the meeting is to take place at New York City’s Trump Tower...
www.nytimes.com By Katharine Q. Seelye During World War II, when Raye Montague was 7 and growing...
www.sportswriters.net   The USBWA has chosen a national freshman of the year since the 1988-89 season when LSU's Chris Jackson was the recipient. Other previous winners of the award include Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd and Chris Webber. The 2015-16...
www.forbes.com BY Pedro Garza     I can trace my ancestry to La Grulla, a small community just west of McAllen, on the Texas side of the Rio Grande. My ancestors settled there in the 1830s -- a decade before Texas became a...
www.businessinsider.com By Tom Porter   More than 110 nations have signaled support for launching an inquiry into the global response to the coronavirus crisis. A draft resolution set to be voted on at this week's World Health Assembly was first proposed...
www.blackenterprise.com By Adedamola Agboola     West Point, America’s premier military college, which didn’t graduate its first black cadet until Reconstruction in 1877, now has its first black superintendent. For the first time in its 216-year history, Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, who has held high-ranking...
www.blackenterprise.com By Samara Lynn     If you follow Donald Trump’s Twitter feed, you may have noticed several prominent accounts that appear to be profiles belonging to black people–high up on his Twitter feed of responses. Some of these accounts have thousands and...
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...
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