Georgia NAACP Joins NAACP Appling County, NAACP Brunswick, Activists and Friends of Ahmaud Arbery

Baxley, GA – The Appling County NAACP is calling for the removal of Sheriff Mark Melton and the termination of District Attorney Jackie Johnson as a result in the wrongful death of Kelsey Rayner, who was denied medical attention for a ruptured colon on the floor of a jail cell. This is another cold death, like being shot three times […]

Edward Waters College Achieves Highest Institutional Enrollment In Over A Decade

Despite the challenges and uncertainties presented by the international COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months, as of the close of its registration period Edward Waters College’s (EWC) Fall 2020 enrollment has grown to 968 total students which represents a nearly 4% overall enrollment increase from Fall 2019 and ties the highest headcount enrollment the College has seen in over […]

Kool & the Gang Co-Founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell Dies At 68

Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68. Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday morning with his wife by his side, publicist Sujata Murthy said. The cause of death has not been released. Kool & the Gang grew from jazz roots in the […]

Alicia Keys Launches $1 Billion Fund for Black-Owned Businesses

Singer Alicia Keys is using her platform to help further racial equality. She has launched a new $1 billion endowment fund aimed at supporting Black businesses and communities. The new fund will come as several crises unfold around the world, including the global coronavirus pandemic and the protests against systemic racism and injustice that were sparked by the police killings […]

The Fierce Urgency of Now is to Vote in November

“One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” That was our country’s pledge. Now more than ever we have the fierce urgency to live it by voting in the coming weeks. We have had times in life where choices that we made determined the outcome. All of us can name enough occasions where our direct actions had […]

World Trade Organization: How an African head could make a difference

With three of the eight candidates to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) coming from Africa, BBC Africa business editor Zawadi Mudibo looks at what difference having one of them at the helm would make for the continent. There is a growing feeling among African diplomats that someone from the continent should be at the helm […]

“Parenting During This Pandemic Requires An ‘Anointing’ Many Already Possess,” Said Louisiana Counselor

With today’s coronavirus pandemic, parents and grandparents are facing a crisis never before seen. From dealing with health fears, sharp shifts to virtual learning, job losses, and political protests, parenting youth today–in a world that’s vastly changing–has become more challenging and overwhelming. Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 said their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic […]

HBCU Students for Biden and Black Students for Biden: ‘Four More Years of Trump Means Death for Many African Americans’

Just how crucial will the engagement of Black students, including those from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) be in the 2020 election? Black Students for Biden and HBCU Students for Biden say that it could mean the difference between life and death for many African Americans. During a 30-minute livestream this week, sponsored by the Biden-Harris campaign and featuring […]

Colin Kaepernick Now A Free Agent In ‘Madden 2021’ Game

Colin Kaepernick may be unsigned by the NFL, but there’s no reason he can’t play for you. EA Sports announced Tuesday that it has added the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to the 2021 edition of its “Madden” video game series, marking the first time since 2016 that Kaepernick has appeared in one of the games. “Knowing that our EA […]

Jacob Blake Breaks Silence

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met Monday with the family of Jacob Blake, the Wisconsin man shot by police last month, to kick off her visit to the critical swing state. Harris gathered with Blake’s father, two sisters and members of his legal team at a private airport in Milwaukee while Blake’s mother and attorney Ben Crump joined by […]