Author and singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb has achieved the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Bronze Award for selling more than 100,000 copies of her debut children’s book, Who Sang The First Song. The post Ellie Holcomb Receives ECPA Bronze Award for Children’s Book appeared first on The Gospel Music Association.
By Teresa M. Walker, AP Pro Football Writer Ran Carthon looked up, pausing before answering a question his aunt warned would come. He is the first Black general manager in the history of the Tennessee Titans, a franchise founded in 1960 as the then-Houston Oilers in the original American Football League. “I understand I’m standing
By Omar Faruk, The Associated Press Somalia’s government says five civilians were killed when al-Qaida-linked extremists stormed a regional government office in the capital on Jan. 22. The founder of the Aamin ambulance service, Abdulkadir Adan, told The Associated Press his team collected 16 wounded people from the scene. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility
By Glenn Gamboa, AP Business Writer Fidelity Investments will commit $250 million to a new education initiative to support up to 50,000 underserved minority students with scholarships and mentorship programs in the next five years. The Invest in My Education program, announced recently, plans to increase graduation rates and students’ ability to complete their education
By ArtfulTea.com It’s a new year and a lot of people are trying out new things. Many people are attempting to embody the phrase ‘new year, new me’ by focusing on their health and wellness. In addition to being a time for new beginnings, January is also National Hot Tea month. There are lots of
By Ashraf Khalil and Calvin Woodward, The Associated Press A half century after Roe v. Wade, March for Life supporters on Jan. 20 celebrated the Supreme Court’s dismantling of that constitutional right to abortion and heralded the political struggle set loose by the court’s decision. President Joe Biden pledged to do all in his limited
By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO “Bethune Cookman University has announced that Ed Reed has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the next head football coach at the university,” read the email submitted to Reed on the morning of Jan. 21. Responding before a room filled with parents, players and volunteers, an emotional
By AFRO Staff Baltimoreans came out to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16 in Baltimore. After much controversy, and only a week to prepare, the parade turned out to be a major success. Bands, Black Greek Letter Organizations, city agencies, elected officials and non-profit groups all took part in the
By AFRO Staff The District of Columbia honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16 with a Peace Walk and an array of events throughout the city. Our civic leaders, ambassadors, dignitaries, dancers, singers, musicians and children from various schools showed up to participate. Photos by Patricia McDougall Memorial Foundation President and C.E.O.
By Claire Rush and Harm Venhuizen, Associated Press/Report for America Women’s marches demanding abortion rights drew thousands of people across the country on Jan. 22, the 50th anniversary of the now-overturned Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established federal protections for the procedure. “As we mark the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we