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.time.com By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter       Loving Michelle Obama wasn’t much of a choice. It was something that came naturally, because of how she carried herself. Because she resembled us and was moving in spaces where, as black Americans, we weren’t exactly meant...
www.theatlantablackstar.com By Tia Berger   A bright student at Palmer Elementary School may be continuing her great grandmother’s legacy by astronomically excelling in mathematics. Na Kia Boykin is the great-granddaughter of NASA Langley’s “human computer” Katherine Johnson and she’s scored a perfect 600 on...
www.newsone.com Written By Brittany Lewis   Today, Prince would have been 61 years old and, right on time, a new alum is being released called “Originals.” The 15-track album are songs written by the artists but were first released by others like Sheila E., Apollonia...
www.ncronline.org By Mario T. García     Yes, there was a blue wave in the midterm elections. The Democrats swept many contested Republican seats in the House of Representatives. They fell back a bit in the Senate but they faced an uphill fight...
www.truthout.org By Igor Derysh, Salon       The Trump administration will not nominate anyone from the United States to serve on the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. A State Department official told Politico that the White House intervened to stop the expected renomination of...
www.huffingtonpost.com By Christopher Molaro and Garrison Haning     Social media, Twitter specifically, gives anyone an automatic international platform in 140 characters or less. Yet, uniformed opinions can be dangerous and downright detrimental.     We’ve heard it said that reading is a lost art. And...
www.forbes.com By Kori Hale     Beyoncé has taken her talents to Adidas for the relaunch of her Ivy Park athleisure line. Additionally, Adidas said the music icon will be a “creative partner” for the brand. Adidas has been relying heavily on fashion...
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...