Members of the family of Anna Knight have various roles in the upcoming film, "Free State of Jones," starring Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey.
The movie is inspired by the life of Newton Knight, a poor, defiant farmer from Mississippi, wh ...
Posted Thursday, June 23rd 2016 at 3:15PM
The Southern Africa Classic Tour is the most complete tour of the wonders of southern Africa. From cosmopolitan Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa to the wildlife-rich Chobe National Park in Botswana, to majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, discover the best of southern Africa.
Enjoy th ...
Posted Friday, June 17th 2016 at 6:25PM
WVAS Presents Montgomery Screening of ‘The Amazing Nina Simone’
WHAT: Compelling documentary on the life of singer, songwriter, pianist and activist Nina Simone.
WHEN: Saturday, June 11; reception begins at 3 p.m., documentary starts at 4 p.m.
Posted Wednesday, June 8th 2016 at 1:53PM
Alabama State University’s Levi Watkins Learning Center (LWLC) is featuring a new exhibit titled "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Alabama State University Connection."
On display on the first floor of the LWLC until September 2016, the three-pane ...
Posted Monday, May 23rd 2016 at 2:46PM
Alcorn State University students, faculty, staff, legislators and community leaders gathered to help the School of Education and Psychology celebrate their momentous achievement.
The School celebrated becoming the first historically black college ...
Posted Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 at 2:04PM
Harriet Tubman and President Andrew Jackson lived on opposite sides of the American experience.
Tubman, a black woman, escaped slavery to become a conductor on the Underground Railroad, risking her life to lead slaves to freedom. Jackson, the son ...
Posted Thursday, April 21st 2016 at 2:22PM
In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, #Barbershop: The Next Cut salutes #RealLifeBarber @KamalNuru of the famed @LevelsBarbershop in New York, for providing a environment that brings the neighborhood together for conversation, laughter, and great hai ...
Posted Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 at 1:50PM
Alabama State University's National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is hosting a special Black History Month program examining a modern-day tragedy, which is the lynching of Elmore Bolling.
The event is free and ...
Posted Tuesday, February 16th 2016 at 2:40PM
Courtesy of BlackNews.com
Students and parents looking for financial aid to help pay for college are rejoicing about the release of a new 67-page book entitled, Get That Money, Honey! Top 101+ Scholarships (and Internships) for African Americans a ...
Posted Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 at 12:08PM
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Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick had been called a “Super Doctor” and named among “America’s Best Physicians” by national publications long before he was unanimously elected Howard U ...
Posted Monday, February 1st 2016 at 6:53PM
Holly Adrienne Hogrobrooks, civil rights pioneer who helped to organize Houston’s first sit-in on March 4, 1960, died January 22 after a lengthy illness. Her efforts helped pave the path to end segregation in Houston. She was 75.
Hogrobrooks, was ...
Posted Friday, January 29th 2016 at 2:13PM
Richard Allen, the founder of the AME Church and it’s first bishop, will be featured as the next issue in the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage Commemorative Series.
Allen, along with the Reverend Absalom Jones, helped found the Free African So ...
Posted Tuesday, January 26th 2016 at 2:35PM
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BY KRISTEN E. HOLMES, Staff Writer for Philly.com
WHEN JALAAL HAYES of North Philadelphia applied to a doctoral program in applied chemistry, even the admissions staff at Delaware State University did a double take.
Posted Tuesday, January 26th 2016 at 1:56PM
Watch Alcorn State University take on North Carolina A&T State University in the inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, in conjunction with ESPN and 100 Black Men of Atlanta. Join us on Saturday, December 19th as these these MEAC and SWAC football champion powerhouses collide in Atlanta’s Ge ...
Posted Friday, December 11th 2015 at 6:27PM
Are you a military veteran (post 9/11), college graduate, or a person thinking about changing careers? How would you feel about pursuing opportunities in media sales? What is media sales, you ask? We are talking about radio, television, cable, print, digital, and interactive sales – you know … media ...
Posted Friday, December 11th 2015 at 6:21PM
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Posted Friday, November 6th 2015 at 7:25PM
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Earl Francis Lloyd (1928-2015) was the first African American to play in the NBA for the Washington Capitols in 1950. Subsequently, he was also the first African American to both win an NBA Championship (1 ...
Posted Thursday, September 3rd 2015 at 5:35PM
By Alexander Nazaryan 8/18/15 at 4:37 AM
Coutesy of NewsWeek - http://www.newsweek.com/black-colleges-matter-363667
Medgar Evers College, an overwhelmingly black branch of the City University of New York, sits atop a hill in central Brooklyn. ...
Posted Friday, August 28th 2015 at 6:08PM
Breaking color barriers is par for the course for African Americans. Lee Elders did exactly that 40 years ago by making history for becoming the first African American to attend the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia in 1975. In a star studded ce ...
Posted Thursday, July 23rd 2015 at 4:58PM
A fervent dream became reality today for ballerina Misty Copeland as she became the first black female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre.
It is one of the highest honors for a performer.
"I'm just so honored, so ...
Posted Tuesday, June 30th 2015 at 6:54PM
LeMoyne-Owen College Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lipscomb proudly announced Memphis, Tennessee native and 1976 LOC graduate Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller as the college’s 12th president after an exhaustive national search. “Today marks a new ...
Posted Friday, June 12th 2015 at 2:00PM
First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke to the graduating class of 2015 at Tuskegee University. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which she talks about growing ...
Posted Tuesday, May 19th 2015 at 1:34PM
Alcorn State University sends its deepest sympathy to the family of former Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Davey “The Wiz” Whitney Sr., who died yesterday at age 85.During his tenure at Alcorn (1969-1989 and 1996-2003), he cap ...
Posted Monday, May 11th 2015 at 1:31PM
Bipartisan Co-Chairs Reps. Adams & Byrne to Host Launch Event & Panel Discussion Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 28th at 5PM, Reps. Alma S. Adams (D-NC12) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) will launch the first ever Bipartisan Congressiona ...
Posted Monday, April 27th 2015 at 5:27PM