2020-04-11 E-Edition

Lean on Me: Singer-Songwriting Legend Bill Withers Dies at 81

Three-time Grammy Award winner Bill Withers, a singer-songwriter of music with lyrics and harmony carrying messages that stayed in the minds of many listening in an indelible way, has died at 81. Withers passed away in Los Angeles. Withers’ family referenced a heart condition as the cause of his death which has not been linked to COVID-19. His song “Lean […]

Tyler Perry Pays Grocery Bills For Senior Citizens at More Than 70 Supermarkets

Atlanta, GA — Filmmaker, actor, and playwright Tyler Perry is once again making headlines for helping those who are largely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Under the name “Atlanta Angel,” he reportedly paid for the groceries of all elderly shoppers at over 70 supermarkets in Atlanta and New Orleans. The 50-year old entertainment tycoon, who grew up in New Orleans […]

Philanthropic Families Donate More Than Half A Million Dollars to Bethune-Cookman University

DAYTONA BEACH, FL –The families of Billye and Hank Aaron along with Thomas and Joyce Moorehead have donated more than $604,000 to Bethune-Cookman University as part of the university’s Advancing the Legacy effort to protect B-CU’s future. Known for their respective philanthropic activities, the families’ combined donations total $604,000 with the Aarons contributing $250,000 personally and an additional $104,000 through […]

Daughter of MLK Named to Georgia Coronavirus Outreach Group

Dr. Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will help lead a new outreach committee in Georgia as the state copes with the coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Sunday. King, chief executive officer of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, will co-chair the committee of more than a dozen […]

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Recording Artist Keeve Murdered

Keeve Hikes, Philanthropist, entrepreneur and rapper from Jacksonville, Florida was fatally shot Tuesday evening. Keeve was pronounced dead on the scene, according to officials. News of his death, prompted an outpouring of support from the Jacksonville Florida community. “May His peace comfort you all during this difficult time. His life was a Testament of time well spent.” Keeve drew attention […]

Earl Graves Sr., Black Enterprise Founder Dies

Tributes have poured in for Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr., who died this week at the age of 85. “At 9:22 p.m. this evening, April 6, my father and hero, Earl Graves Sr., the founder of Black Enterprise, passed away quietly after a long battle with Alzheimer’s,” Earl Graves Jr. wrote on Twitter. “I loved and admired this […]

Hardin-Go Sit Down Somewhere

“Boy, if you don’t go somewhere and sit down!” Those were the words my grandmother frequently uttered when I worked her last nerve as a child. When you’re that young and carefree like I was, I’m not sure you’re even aware of how many nerves adults have. But when you heard that statement delivered with the unwavering passion she did, […]


They are underpaid, complained about, overworked, disrespected, beat up, thrown under the bus, and often politicized.  Educators–our children’s teachers and principals– have gone from teaching and breaking up occasional fights to being vigilant protectors during school lockdown drills. As a society we have demanded a great deal from educators and it is more evident as we, parents, attempt to manage schooling […]