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The Smithsonian Installs Portrait Of Woman Whose Cells Were Used To Develop Polio Vaccine —-Henrietta Lacks

The Smithsonian Installs Portrait Of Woman Whose Cells Were Used To Develop Polio Vaccine —-Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks’ cells were used to develop the polio vaccine. Here she is shown with her cousin, who later became her husband, David Lacks. WASHINGTON, DC —- A portrait of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in groundbreaking research, was installed at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recently. The…

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Black Vodka Company Is First To Get International Distribution

Black Vodka Company Is First To Get International Distribution

Vanessa Braxton is the CEO of Black Momma Vodka.  Vanessa Braxton is the owner and CEO of Black Momma Vodka, a company that offers various unique flavors of handcrafted, gluten-free vodka. As the first African-American woman to own a nationally distributed vodka, she stays true to her motto of making vodka for women… but still strong…

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Yale Grad Student Who Had Police Called For Napping In Common Area Says She Recorded Incident For Her Own ‘Safety’

Yale Grad Student Who Had Police Called For Napping In Common Area Says She Recorded Incident For Her Own ‘Safety’

Yale grad student, Lolade Siyonbola was interrogated by police, even after she used a key to open her room, recorded incident after white student, Sarah Braasch. NEW HAVEN, CT —- A Black Yale student who was reported to police after she fell asleep in her dorm’s common space, recently,  says she filmed her encounter in…

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Grandmother And Granddaughter Graduate From Tennessee State

Grandmother And Granddaughter Graduate From Tennessee State

Grandmother, Theresa Lyles  and granddaughter, Zuri Lyles are TSU graduates. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Although born more than 40 years apart, Theresa Lyles and her granddaughter Zuri Lyles were part of the same graduating class at Tennessee State University. Theresa, 68, and Zuri, 22, walked across the stage to accept their degrees, when TSU held its…

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Three Black Doctors Write Book To Inspire Black Boys

Three Black Doctors Write Book To Inspire Black Boys

Drs. Joe Semien, Jr., Pierre Johnson and Maxime Madhere. Pierre Johnson, Maxime Madhere and Joe Semien Jr. said they knew the odds were stacked against them when they entered Xavier University of Louisiana in 1998 with hopes of becoming doctors. According to a A.P. report, the trio say their early lives, college struggles, and victories are chronicled…

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Folks Throw Party At Spot Where White Woman Called Police On Black Barbecue

Folks Throw Party At Spot Where White Woman Called Police On Black Barbecue

Unidentified white woman calls police on Black family. OAKLAND, CA —-A white woman called the police on a black familyat Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, last month while they were setting up for a day at the park. Their crime, according to the unidentified woman, was grilling in one of the park’s designated barbecue zones using…

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Coffee Shop Exits Duke University’s Campus After Rap Music Incident Ends With Firing

Coffee Shop Exits Duke University’s Campus After Rap Music Incident Ends With Firing

Young Dolph’s song ‘Get Paid’ led to Duke V.P., Larry Moneta complaining and the baristas, Britni Brown and Kevin Simmons being fired. However, the complaint led to student protest and the coffee shop owner moving the business off the campus. DURHAM, N.C. —- Duke University Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta visited the Joe Van Gogh coffee shop…

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N.C. Policeman Chokes Man At  Waffle House After Incident With Waitstaff

N.C. Policeman Chokes Man At  Waffle House After Incident With Waitstaff

WARSAW, N. C. —-Waffle House is facing more scrutiny after a string of incidents have shed light on disparaging treatment of black customers. In the latest video to go viral, an officer from the Warsaw Police Department is seen choking a Black customer outside of a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina last Saturday (May…

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Police Called On Black Women Checking Out Of Airbnb In California

Police Called On Black Women Checking Out Of Airbnb In California

Three Black women were detained by police checking out of Airbnb. RIALTO, CA —-A group of three African American filmmakers who were vacationing at an Airbnb rental home in Rialto, California say they were surrounded by police and detained after a white neighbor called the police. She told the police that she was concerned about…

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