By Ben Jealous This month in 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated leading a bold effort to teach America an urgent lesson: Racism is not just the boot on the neck of people of color, it is also the great wedge that divides Americans. And everyone who gets divided loses. On Dec.
By Sofia Mohammed As a former teacher and forever educator, my philosophy and approach to education was heavily shaped by Zaretta Hammond. Being a Black woman, I knew firsthand how important it was that the children in my class saw themselves represented across the content we consumed — especially for subjects like math and science
By Tacuma Roeback, Managing Editor, The Chicago Defender If your salary isn’t aligned with your resume, you might understand the predicament of star quarterback Lamar Jackson. If you’ve ever seen someone less accomplished than you earn more money, you could fathom the palpable frustration around Jackson’s situation. Now, when it’s time for Jackson, an elite
By Rob Taylor Jr. – Courier Staff Writer “There’s one of them. He’s alone. Let’s get him.” At that exact moment in time, March of 1965, just a few months shy of his 39th birthday, George Barbour was, in fact, alone. The former Pittsburgh Courier city editor, who later became the first Black reporter for
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Q-Tip, Kenny Lattimore, Babyface and more in the mix : RadioScope Old School Birthday Bash-Up Music Mix – April 10 Style: Listen. Watch. Groove.
Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest – Photo: Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images *Happy Birthday to everyone born on this day in any year, including the talent in our brand new Radioscope Old School Birthday Bash-Up! Today’s participants include a Tribe member, a blues songstress, two soulful crooners, a Somali
Chet Hanks (2L), Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Truman Hanks attend the ceremony honoring Rita Wilson with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 29, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) *Tom Hanks has been named as a potential witness in a bitter court battle between his son Chet and the rapper/actor’s
Tory Lanez – Getty *Tory Lanez has filed a motion to appeal the conviction in his Megan Thee Stallion shooting case but Los Angeles County prosecutors said his claims “lack substance.” Lanez’s legal team wants a new trial because, as Uproxx reports, they claim the judge “erroneously allowed” jurors to watch “a September 2020 Instagram
*The parents of an elementary school boy who died during recess are taking legal action against a Connecticut town and its school board. 5-year-old Romeo Pierre Louis was playing outside during recess at his elementary school in West Hartford on April 7, 2022, when he collapsed, the Hartford Courant reports. According to court documents, teachers
Candace Owens, White Husband Brutally Denied by Interior Designer: ‘I’d Rather Be Beaten’ Than Work With Them
Candace Owens and her husband, George Farmer, are pictured on February 15th, 2022 in Miami, Florida. ALEXANDER TAMARGO/GETTY IMAGES FOR VOX MEDIA *Black conservative media personality Candace Owens is claiming that an interior designer turned down her husband’s request with a biting response that would have caused national outrage had she and her husband been