2021-08-28

What’s On Miles’ Mind? “BORDERS”

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After much thought, consideration and meditation on the subject of borders, I’ve come to the conclusion that borders and names are mere head games– tools of the powerful throughout human history. Have you given much thought to borders? Have you ever wondered why a place bears a particular name? Has it occurred to you that God did not create borders? […]

Founder of TRiBL Messaging App For Pan-African Commerce Has a Plan for a New Black Wall Street

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Atlanta, GA — Ikechi Nwabuisi, founder & CEO of TRiBL, today calls for a “New Black Wall Street,” offering a bold vision on how Blacks around the world can create generational wealth by building off some of the many lessons learned 100 years after the famed Greenwood community in Tulsa was destroyed. Nwabuisi, a Nigerian-American, is the founder and CEO […]

Enrollment Increases for HBCUs

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Howard University enjoyed a more than 15 percent enrollment increase during the pandemic, and officials at the historically Black college expect those numbers to increase this fall. “This has the potential to be our largest freshman class ever,” Anthony Wutoh, Howard’s Provost and chief academic officer, told reporters. Up north from D.C., Bowie State reportedly expects an 8 percent increase […]

Obituary: Nancy B. Spencer Stansell passed away Thursday, August 21, 2021

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Nancy B. Spencer (Stansell) – peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at home. She was 66 years old, Nancy was the first of eight children, three brothers, and five sisters. She was born to the late Mr. Samuel Leonard Stansell and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Stansell father and mother. Nancy was born on Friday, November 5, 1954, […]

Series Continued: Part 18 Bessie Coleman Flying the Blues: The Life and Times of Pioneering Aviatrix Bessie Coleman

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Presented by Dr. Beverly Kee | Contributor The Florida Star/ The Georgia Star This week we begin getting into the action of flying. From the previous chapters, we learned that Bessie received her pilot’s license from a topflight school in France. However, she still could not make use of her new skills. Bessie Coleman went back to Europe to learn how to […]

HBCU Makes Offer to Recruit Teen Basketball Player With One Arm

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Hansel Emmanuel Donato Dominguez, a 17-year old from Florida who is a star basketball player with just one arm, has been offered a full scholarship to play for Tennessee State University, an HBCU in Nashville. At the age of 6, Emmanuel had his left arm amputated when a wall collapsed on him while he was playing in his native Dominican […]

Former Combat Nurse Campaigns To Help Vets Fight PTSD with Cannabis

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Retired U.S. Air Force (USAF) nurse Cherissa Jackson, who served more than 23 years in the USAF and rose to the rank of captain, may have survived three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, where she witnessed the human toll of war, but years later she is still engaged in a battle that haunts her and hundreds of thousands of other […]

FAMU Names Mira Lowe Dean of School of Journalism & Graphic Communication

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Florida A&M University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maurice Edington, Ph.D., has announced Mira Lowe as the next dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC). Lowe is scheduled to take the helm on October 22, 2021. Professor Bettye Grable, Ph.D., has served as interim SJGC dean since March 2020. “I’m ecstatic to welcome Mira as […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks About His and Wife’s COVID Diagnosis

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While he and his wife remain hospitalized in a Chicago hospital after positive Covid tests, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Black Press that he remains vigilant in fighting for freedom, justice, and equality. In an exclusive telephone conversation from his hospital bed on Sunday, August 22, the renowned civil rights leader expressed his ongoing support for vaccinations while explaining […]

Linking Lavilla To The Eastern Seaboard

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Groundwork Jacksonville, a local organization broke ground on the LaVilla Link, the premier leg of the Emerald Trail on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The project will cost nearly $9 million and traverse from West State and Eaverson streets (by the Rutledge Pearson Post Office on Kings Street) down to Stonewall Street in Brooklyn. The first link of this 30-mile trail […]