9 Months After Being Unjustly Shot, Teen Ralph Yarl Earns All-State Band Slot

Ralph Yarl is getting his life back. The 17-year-old high school student is recovering since getting shot after showing up at the wrong address to pick up his siblings. He was allegedly shot by 85-year-old Andrew Lester in the head and arm. Lester is now facing first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges for his alleged […]

Black Girls Code Launches Free Coding Academy for Black Girls

Computer technology is one of the fastest-growing career fields. The ability to code is an essential skill for anyone looking to keep up with changes in the tech industry.  To help get more girls started on this journey, Black Girls Code has launched Code Along Jr., a free online coding academy for girls ages 7 […]

Councilwoman Sharon Tucker Set to Become First Black Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Councilwoman Sharon Tucker Set To Become First Black Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana (photo credit: WANE15)

On Saturday, April 20, Councilwoman Sharon Tucker was chosen as the new mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, becoming the first ever Black leader of Indiana’s second most populous city. Tucker also makes history as only the second woman to ever serve as mayor of the northeastern Indiana city. She was chosen during a caucus to […]

City Girls Golf is Empowering Black Women On and Off the Golf Course

Move over, Tiger Woods. The ladies are stepping up and taking a swing at the game of champions. A new generation of Black women is taking an interest in golf, a sport that has historically excluded people of color, especially women. To help level the playing field, Washington D.C. native Sierra Balgar started an organization […]

Cornel West Announces First-Ever All-Black Running Ticket for Presidential Race

Dr. Cornel West named Dr. Melina Abdullah as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election, making the first ever all-Black presidential ticket in U.S. history. “I wanted someone whose heart, mind and soul is committed to the empowerment of poor and working people,” West said in his announcement on The Tavis Smiley Show. “She […]

Mary J. Blige, ATCQ, & Dionne Warwick Among 2024 Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

We’re on “Award Tour” with A Tribe Called Quest –and a host of other talented people! The 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony promises to be a celebration of musical talent, influence, and cultural impact. From groundbreaking performers to visionary executives, this year’s inductees, as announced on the official website, represent the […]

Black-Owned Bank In Illinois Receives $17M From State’s Reparations Fund

Evanston, Illinois, has etched its name in history twice over. In a landmark decision, the city established the first government-funded reparations program in the U.S. to address the systemic racism faced by Black residents between 1919 and 1969, according to Essence. Now, five years later, another groundbreaking move is multiplying the impact of these reparations. […]

Mom Who Handmade Daughter’s Prom Dress Brought to Tears During Big Reveal

This is priceless! Jessica Leigh Webb is a professional therapist with a knack for fashion. She regularly posts outfits of the day and sewing tips and info for those interested in getting into creating their own designs. Recently, Webb’s 17-year-old daughter Ivy made a special request, asking her mom to make the dress she desired […]

Watch: Dawn Staley Expresses Gratitude After Beyoncé Sends Congratulatory Flowers

Beyoncé is all about giving people their flowers while they can smell them, so she sent Dawn Staley a bouquet! As we’ve previously reported,  Dawn Staley, head coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks women’s basketball team, made history when she became the first Black coach to win three D1 basketball titles. To congratulate […]

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