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L.A. Pays Tribute On Anniversary Of Kobe Bryant’s Death

One year ago last Tuesday(January 26),  Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others boarded a helicopter at John Wayne Airport in Orange County to travel to a youth basketball tournament at the Sports Academy (then named the Mamba Sports Academy, after Bryant) in Thousand Oaks. But amid extremely foggy weather conditions, the helicopter slammed into…

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Denzel Washington Throws Down With Jared Leto, Rami Malek in ‘Little Things’; Opens Friday

When Jared Leto let his freak flag fly as the Joker in “Suicide Squad,” the Method-mad actor sent his castmates taunting gifts – a live rat, even a dead pig. Denzel Washington makes clear that definitely did not happen while filming “The Little Things,” even though Leto plays cagey murder suspect Albert Sparma and Washington is the law as Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon in…

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Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as America’s first Black secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Lloyd Austin as the next Pentagon chief last Friday, making him the nation’s first Black Defense secretary. The Senate voted 93 to 2 to confirm Austin. Austin’s confirmation follows Wednesday’s Senate confirmation of Avril Haines, who became the first woman to the lead nation’s 18 intelligence agencies as the director of national…

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Breonna Taylor grand jurors file petition to impeach Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case filed a petition with the state House of Representatives Friday, objecting to the conduct of Attorney General Daniel Cameron and calling for his impeachment. A press release indicated the attorney for three of the grand jurors in the Taylor case signed onto the petition on their behalf in…

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Black Americans Are Being Vaccinated at Far Lower Rates

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new vaccines to combat the coronavirus, the initial concern was whether African Americans would accept vaccination. The rollout of the medicine from Pfizer and Moderna featured heavy promotion. High-profile African Americans like former President Barack Obama, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr….

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Protesters Demand Justice After Tacoma Cop Shown On Video Driving Over People

More than 100 protesters gathered Sunday night to demand justice about 24 hours after stunning video footage went viral showing a police vehicle surrounded by pedestrians, speeding through the crowd and appearing to drive over several people in Washington State. The protesters were reacting to the different narratives that emerged following the instance of apparent…

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Lauren Simmons, Youngest-Ever Female Stockbroker On Wall Street, Is ‘Going Public’

Pioneering Wall Street stockbroker Lauren Simmons will be the face of the new digital series, Going Public. This 10-part series will give diverse entrepreneurs a chance to win over investors and become a publicly-traded company. With viewer support, entrepreneurs will be one step closer to ringing the bell at Nasdaq. “The moment I heard about this…

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This Hbcu Grad Went From Employee To Franchise Owner At Chick-Fil-A

Ashley Lamothe started working at Chick-Fil-A when she was 15 years old to earn money for her first car purchase. Little did she know that she would become the youngest franchise owner in the history of Chick-Fil-A at the age of 26. “Chick-Fil-A has been a part of my life since high school, so I…

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The Brothas of Harlem Capital Receive $10 Million Investment From Apple

Apple announced Wednesday that it will invest $10 million with Harlem Capital as part of their racial equity and justice pledge. “The unfinished work of racial justice and equality call us all to account,” Apple CEO Tom Cook shared on Twitter. “Things must change, and Apple’s committed to being a force for that change.” The investment is part of Apple’s…

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