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Viral TikTok Star JaBria Makes Acting Debut on ‘Abbott Elementary’

We are so happy for our internet niece! TikTok star La’Ron Hines first burst onto the scene during the pandemic with his viral videos profiling his parent’s preschool students. Hines would regularly sit down with the students for his “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” series during his trips back home to Mississippi. The initial […]

Celebrating Dr. Johnnetta Cole, the First Black Woman President of Spelman College

She is a true pioneer in academia! Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. The name itself evokes a legacy of leadership, scholarship, and a deep commitment to empowering others. A true trailblazer in every sense of the word, Dr. Cole has shattered glass ceilings throughout her career, most notably as the first African American woman to serve […]

RuPaul’s Rainbow Book Bus Hits The Road to Deliver Banned Books

RuPaul’s Rainbow Book Bus Hits The Road to Deliver Banned Books (Photo credit: Allstora)

Beep beep! The Rainbow Book Bus is coming your way! At a time when administrations across the country are seeking to ban books and limit access to educational and diverse texts in schools and libraries, RuPaul and his Rainbow Book Bus will be traveling from the West Coast to the South to distribute the very […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Case of 109-year-old Tulsa Massacre Survivors

Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Case of Tulsa Massacre Survivors, Lessie Benningfield Randle and Viola Fletcher (Photo credit: Ed Pilkington/The Guardian)

The last two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre appeared at Oklahoma’s Supreme Court last week demanding that the land and property that was destroyed during the race riot be returned to other survivors and their children.  Almost four years ago, Lessie Benningfield Randle and Viola Fletcher, both 109 years old, launched a case […]

Farmer Marcus Carpenter Opens Minnesota’s First Black-Owned Freight Farm

Farmer Marcus Carpenter Opens Minnesota's First Black-Owned Freight Farm (Photo credit: Marcus Carpenter/Route 1)

The first Black-owned Freight Farm is opening in Hennepin County, Minnesota, helping to address food insecurity and inequality in agriculture in the rural area. The Freight Farm will be led by farmer Marcus Carpenter and his organization, Route 1, a Minnesota-based resource for BIPOC emerging farmers. “Today is an exciting day,” Carpenter said to KARE […]

Meet The Formerly Incarcerated Business Owners Behind This Jersey Healthy Meal Prep Company

Meet The Formerly Incarcerated Business Owners Behind This Jersey Healthy Meal Prep Company (Photo credit: David Lewis/NJ.com)

They’re hoping to inspire others to live healthier, freer lives. Three New Jersey natives went from behind bars to business owners when they opened MacroBites, a Black-owned, health-conscious meal prep company that focuses on wellness, nutrition, and providing cuisine for the culture. Macrobites is the first Black-owned ready-to-eat meal service company in the nation and […]

Halle Bailey to Star in Upcoming Pharrell Willams Biopic

Halle Bailey Cast in Upcoming Pharrell Willams Biopic (photo credit: IMDb/Getty Images)

Halle Bailey is making her way back to the big screen. The singer-songwriter and actress has been tapped to star in Universal Pictures’ new coming-of-age film inspired by the life of noted producer and musician, Pharrell Williams. The untitled musical will be set in 1977 Virginia Beach, and is based Williams’ childhood growing up in the […]

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