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Will More Diversity Among Doctors Help Improve African-American Health?

African American men have the lowest life expectancy of any ethnic group in the country due to health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer.
CBS 2 - Published

Congressman Will Hurd condemns Steve King's racist comments

Congressman Will Hurd is slamming his fellow Republican Steve King's recent remarks about white nationalism and white supremacy. Hurd, the only African-American Republican in the House, spoke to CBSN..
CBS News - Published

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MLK’s Daughter Recalls Finding Out He Was Dead [Video]MLK’s Daughter Recalls Finding Out He Was Dead  02:37

Martin Luther King Jr. was shot while on a balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. In 2008, Inside Edition went to Memphis to meet King’s youngest..

Inside Edition - Published

WCBI NEWS AT TEN - January 18, 2019 [Video]WCBI NEWS AT TEN - January 18, 2019 

WCBI NEWS AT TEN - January 18, 2019

WCBI - Published

Chicago cop sentenced to more than six years for Laquan McDonald murder [Video]Chicago cop sentenced to more than six years for Laquan McDonald murder  01:33

A judge sentences former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to more than six years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of murder last year in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan..

Reuters Studio - Published

African American Museum Honoring MLK Jr.'s Life, Legacy All Weekend Long [Video]African American Museum Honoring MLK Jr.'s Life, Legacy All Weekend Long  03:26

Vittoria Woodill reports.

CBS 3 Philly - Published

Mason Murphy 01-18-19 [Video]Mason Murphy 01-18-19 

A West Point one year old has spent his young life in and out of the hospital. After his mom noticed he wasn't gaining weight, doctors discovered the 17 month old has a rare blood cancer. Our Scott..

WCBI - Published

How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood [Video]How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood  14:14

Can public spaces both reclaim the past and embrace the future? Landscape architect Walter Hood has explored this question over the course of an iconic career, with projects ranging from Lafayette..

TED - Published

How police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together | Tracie Keesee [Video]How police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together | Tracie Keesee  09:57

We all want to be safe, and our safety is intertwined, says Tracie Keesee, cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity. Sharing lessons she's learned from 25 years as a police officer, Keesee reflects..

TED - Published

Barack Obama Shares Throwback Photo Of Him And Michelle For Her Birthday [Video]Barack Obama Shares Throwback Photo Of Him And Michelle For Her Birthday  00:32

On Michelle Obama’s 55th birthday Barack Obama shared a throwback picture of the two of them. In the photo from early on in their relationship Barack has his arm around Michelle. Along with the photo..

Wochit Entertainment - Published

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama! [Video]Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!  01:20

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michelle LaVaugh Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964, and turns 55. The former First Lady was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Princeton and Harvard..

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

Solon graduate looks to make Olympic history [Video]Solon graduate looks to make Olympic history  02:12

As a Solon High School and Kent State graduate, Reggie Jagers aspires to make history by becoming the first African-American to medal in the discus event in the Olympics. It’s his family’s personal..

WEWS NewsChannel5 - Published

MLK Day of Service 01-17-19 [Video]MLK Day of Service 01-17-19 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 01-17-19

WDEF CBS Chattanooga, TN - Published

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 01-17-19 [Video]MLK DAY OF SERVICE 01-17-19 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 01-17-19

WDEF CBS Chattanooga, TN - Published

Facing Blackface [Video]Facing Blackface 

Facing Blackface

KADN - Published

Midmorning With Aundrea - January 16, 2019 [Video]Midmorning With Aundrea - January 16, 2019 

Break away from your everyday with Aundrea Self! Today, inspirational speaker Dr. Rita Felton talks with Aundrea about the upcoming MLK Day of Service on the MUW Campus on Monday, January 21st. Also,..

WCBI - Published

Abrams And Gillum Will Work To Defeat Trump In 2020 [Video]Abrams And Gillum Will Work To Defeat Trump In 2020  00:42

Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum became two of the Democratic Party’s breakout candidates of 2018. While both lost their elections for governor in Georgia and Florida, they're hoping their..

Wochit - Published

Rep. Maxine Waters Meets with CBS News Over Lack of Black Reporters on 2020 Election Team [Video]Rep. Maxine Waters Meets with CBS News Over Lack of Black Reporters on 2020 Election Team  01:38

CBS News representatives met with Congresswoman Maxine Waters over the lack of African-American representation. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the details.

Veuer - Published

Racist letters reignite mail probe [Video]Racist letters reignite mail probe 

The letters appear to have been intended to embarrass a former boss

WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL - Published

African American Museum Unveils Schedule For MLK Weekend Celebration [Video]African American Museum Unveils Schedule For MLK Weekend Celebration  00:39

The African American Museum has unveiled the schedule for this year's Martin Luther King weekend celebration -- themed "Media and the Movement."

CBS 3 Philly - Published

Motivating Memoirs for the New Year [Video]Motivating Memoirs for the New Year  06:05

If you've made New Year's resolutions, you may find that it's tricky to stay motivated for the whole year. Well if you need some motivation inspiration, Carole Barrowman has..

Rumble - Published

Racial disparities in Dane County Court: Local group studies cases, aimed at seeking justice [Video]Racial disparities in Dane County Court: Local group studies cases, aimed at seeking justice 

Are people being treated differently in Dane County courtrooms based on the color of their skin? The Nehemiah group in Madison is aiming to answer that question. Jamie Perez reports.

WISC - Published

Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes CBS Election Team [Video]Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes CBS Election Team  00:54

New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out CBS over the weekend after the network revealed the new team that will cover the 2020 presidential election and there were no African American..

Wochit - Published

Take a Culinary Tour! [Video]Take a Culinary Tour! 

Michael Twitty is a culinary historian who has explored African American food-ways, traditions traced back to Africa, and the legacy that remains in the food culture in the American South, and he's..

WEVV - Published

For The Record: Percy Brown, Jr. on the MLK Forum for Social Action [Video]For The Record: Percy Brown, Jr. on the MLK Forum for Social Action 

65 years post Brown v. Board of Education, The MLK Forum for Social Action presents an opportunity to change the narrative and experience for Black Americans in Dane County. Percy Brown, Jr. is our..

WISC - Published

Lin-Manuel Miranda brings 'Hamilton' to Puerto Rico [Video]Lin-Manuel Miranda brings 'Hamilton' to Puerto Rico  01:08

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to the stage as Alexander Hamilton on Friday in a benefit performance in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the island struggles to recover from Hurricanes Irma and..

Reuters Studio - Published

WCBI News at Ten, Friday, January 11th, 2019 [Video]WCBI News at Ten, Friday, January 11th, 2019 

WCBI News at Ten, Friday, January 11th, 2019

WCBI - Published

 

Microsoft's 'Forza Horizon 4' removes controversial dances at center of the 'Fortnite' lawsuits

microsoft's 'forza horizon 4' removes controversial dances at center of the 'fortnite' lawsuits
· *"Fortnite" creator Epic Games has been targeted by no less than four lawsuits accusing the company of appropriating popular dance moves for profit.* · *Artists accusing 'Fortnite' of stealing..
Business Insider - Published

Melinda Gates reveals a disturbing US trend that will be highlighted in her 2019 annual letter

melinda gates reveals a disturbing us trend that will be highlighted in her 2019 annual letter
· Bill and Melinda Gates are getting ready to unveil their annual letter for 2019. · This year, Gates told Business Insider that one of the topics highlighted will be the disturbing rising trend of..
Business Insider - Published

MELINDA GATES: We're getting closer to wiping several deadly diseases off the face of the earth, but we could easily blow it

melinda gates: we're getting closer to wiping several deadly diseases off the face of the earth, but we could easily blow it
In 2000 Melinda and Bill Gates launched the Gates Foundation. Since then, they've spent a chunk of their fortune tackling some of the world's biggest problems. More than $45 billion has been poured..
Business Insider - Published

T. Thomas Fortune House Receives 2018 Planning Merit Award

The Monmouth County Planning Board presented the award to Roger Mumford Homes and French and Parrello Associates on December 17. RED BANK, N.J. (PRWEB) January 17, 2019 The Monmouth County..
PRWeb - Published

Meet 'Black Girl Magic,' The 19 African-American Women Elected As Judges In Texas

Harris County, Texas, took a giant step toward representation this month when it sat 19 black women judges to the bench.
NPR - Published

Study: Top US firms are diversifying their boards faster

NEW YORK (AP) — A study has found that America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual harassment..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

3rd Annual Black History Month Literary Weekend Returns to New Orleans

Meet the World Image Solutions’ signature event, Black History Month Literary Weekend, is returning to New Orleans with 10 new local and national bestselling authors Feb. 22-23. NEW ORLEANS..
PRWeb - Published

Solange, Erykah Badu For NOS Primavera Sound

solange, erykah badu for nos primavera sound
Porto event returns with bumper line up... *Solange* and *Erykah Badu* are set to play *NOS Primavera Sound* this year. The Porto event returns, running between June 6th - 8th with a bumper line..
Clash - Published

Rep. Maxine Waters meets with CBS News over lack of black reporters

CBS News representatives met with Congresswoman Maxine Waters over the lack of African-American representation. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the details.
USATODAY.com - Published

DiabetesSisters and Gene Hicks Hip Hop Fit Host Exercise, Dance Event

DiabetesSisters, a national 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women living with and at risk of diabetes, joined with Gene Hicks Hip Hop Fit in Woodridge, IL, to host..
PRWeb - Published

Abrams and Gillum target Trump in 2020

The progressive African-American pols have emerged as early kingmakers for Democratic presidential hopefuls.
Politico - Published

Dayton-based organization acquires black media app

A Dayton-based company that seeks to empower African American business owners has acquired a black media app.
bizjournals - Published

Here are the real national emergencies

Here is just a starting list of true national emergencies: the opioid epidemic; homelessness; failure to provide adequate health insurance to all Americans; the incarceration rate of African-American..
Seattle Times - Published

44TH DEFINING DETROIT EVENT BRINGS AUTHOR HERB BOYD TO MARYGROVE COLLEGE

DETROIT, MI, Jan. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing its nearly two-decade tradition of bringing internationally-renowned authors and scholars to its campus, Marygrove College’s Institute for..
GlobeNewswire - Published

Referee banned after singling out 10-year-old girl’s braids

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A referee is banned from officiating children’s basketball games in a Virginia city after he singled out a girl who was wearing a typical African American hairstyle. WAVY-TV..
Seattle Times - Published

Black Journalists Group ‘Disturbed’ by CBS News’ Lack of Black Reporters for 2020 Campaign

black journalists group ‘disturbed’ by cbs news’ lack of black reporters for 2020 campaign
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) blasted CBS News on Tuesday for not having any black journalists dedicated to covering the 2020 presidential election, with the organization saying..
The Wrap - Published

Washington Post Media Analyst Says Ocasio-Cortez Criticism Rooted in ‘Unacknowledged Sexism’

Washington Post media analyst Margaret Sullivan offered a broad defense of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday, lauding the freshman lawmaker for running rings around her critics..
The Wrap - Published

Veteran Talent Agent Lorrie Bartlett Joins ICM Partners Board

veteran talent agent lorrie bartlett joins icm partners board
ICM Partners announced on Monday that partner and co-head of the talent department Lorrie Bartlett will join the agency’s board. “We are very proud and excited to announce that Lorrie Bartlett..
The Wrap - Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out CBS News for Lack of Black Reporters: ‘Unacceptable’

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called out CBS News for a lack of diversity among the network’s newly announced reporters covering the 2020 presidential campaign, calling it..
The Wrap - Published

Quincy Jones, Jason Blum to Be Honored by African American Film Critics Association

Quincy Jones and Jason Blum will receive Special Achievement honors from the African American Film Critics Association, the largest...
Billboard.com - Published

UNCF Celebrates the Life and Achievements of Civil Rights Icon and HBCU Alum Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not just another day off, but a day of service benefiting deserving students and HBCUs. Celebrations taking place in Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Anderson,..
PRWeb - Published

Racial Disparities In Asthma Related To Health Care Access, Environmental Factors

In the United States, there are persistent racial disparities in asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality. These disparities can largely be explained by looking at socioeconomic and environmental..
Eurasia Review - Published

Traveling with "The Green Book" during the Jim Crow era

Racism was a chilling fact of life that, in 1936, inspired "The Negro Motorist Green Book," a guide to businesses that welcomed African American travelers who faced being turned away or threatened in a..
CBS News - Published

"Green Book": Traveling while black

In this web exclusive, Alice Clay Broadwater, who was a teacher traveling between Boston and the South with her family during the Jim Crow era, and her son, Douglas Broadwater, talk with Martha..
CBS News - Published

Take this, Trump: More cities add Obama's name to landmarks, highways

New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are all have efforts underway to name things after America's first African-American president
USATODAY.com - Published

South Carolina pitmaster breaks mold as James Beard winner

Rodney Scott, who runs a South Carolina barbecue restaurant, was recently named the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef Southeast. Mr. Scott's win, one of three African-American winners this year,..
Christian Science Monitor - Published

Roseanne Barr Says Anti-Semitism ‘Played a Large Part’ in Her Firing by ABC

roseanne barr says anti-semitism ‘played a large part’ in her firing by abc
Roseanne Barr accused her former employers at ABC of “anti-S-emitism,” contending in a recent interview that her outspoken support of Israel played a role in her firing last year. “I feel that..
The Wrap - Published

DeSantis, Florida cabinet pardon black men, known as Groveland Four, accused of 1949 rape

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a state cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949.
USATODAY.com - Published

Four Florida men pardoned for racially-charged 1949 rape conviction

CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez joins CBSN to discuss the Florida Clemency Board's decision to pardon the so-called Groveland Four. They were four African-American men accused of raping a white..
CBS News - Published

GOP Sen. Tim Scott slams Republicans for silence on racism

Scott, the only African-American Republican in the Senate, was responding to comments Rep. Steve King made about white nationalism
CBS News - Published

Travels with the "Green Book"

For decades the guide offered safe havens to African American travelers who faced being turned away or threatened in the era of segregation
CBS News - Published

Adventures Await in Kansas - Make Your Travel Plans Now!

Make plans for a packed itinerary of Kansas adventures. For more information on attractions or events happening in Kansas, visit TravelKS.com. TOPEKA, Kan. (PRWEB) January 11, 2019 Liberal, KS..
PRWeb - Published

Florida has granted posthumous pardons to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has granted posthumous pardons to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.
New Zealand Herald - Published

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Cabinet granted a pardon to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.The..
New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

First African American bishop to lead US diocese in 20th century dies

Biloxi, Miss., Jan 10, 2019 / 03:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, the first black bishop to lead a diocese in the United States in the 20th century, died Wednesday, January 9 at the..
CNA - Published

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