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US Poverty Statistics Ignore Millions of Struggling Americans

  Who counts as poor in the U.S. today? Measuring the share of the population that experiences poverty is important

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Awards Recognize New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Quality Care for Stroke Patients

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover Regional Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the

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Seven Ways to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary to Have a Rich and Fulfilling Life

If you want your child to have a rich and fulfilling life, one of the best things you can do

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Not All Americans Have a Fair Path to a Good Death – Racial Disparities Are Real

What does it mean to “die well”? The world got an idea recently from the 92-year-old Buddhist monk and peace

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Wells Fargo Mistakes Cost People Their Homes; Just the Start of Their Problems

BURLINGTON, N.C. — About nine years ago, a Burlington woman begged Wells Fargo to keep working with her to lower

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Lena Waithe Calls out Will Smith, Denzel Washington for Not Doing More

Lena Waithe accused two of the biggest movie stars around for failing to do all they can to get more

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Atlanta History Center Purchases Rare Civil War Battle Flag Carried by Black Union Troops

Among at least 11,000 Civil War objects in the Center’s collections are a dozen objects identified specifically with African American soldiers…

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Prosecutor Could Decide on Seventh Trial in Mississippi Case

A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned…

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New Parents and a Newborn with Sickle Cell Disease: What Now?

In this article, I’d like to introduce you to TaLana Hughes, a mother of three who is also the executive director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois (SCDAI).

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Global Car Designer Andre Hudson Gives Us a Peek Inside of ‘Tomorrows’ Self-Driving Cars

In order to give us a peek into the future, we caught up with one of the foremost forward-thinkers and creative spirits in the field of design. Global car designer Andre Hudson…

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Juneteenth Reparations Hearing on H.R. 40 Puts Reparations Debate in National Spotlight

“These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don’t want to deal with,” said Dr. Julianne Malveaux, the former President of Bennett College…

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Joint Statement on Violent Protests That Have Left Haiti at a Standstill

One of the key pillars of a democratic society is the freedom to stand up and speak out, and we fully support the right of Haiti’s citizens to do so. The protesters are urged to remember…

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After Memo Becomes Public, Focus of Citizenship Question Is Revealed

Thomas Hofeller, who passed away in August 2018, concluded in a 2015 report that adding the census question regarding citizenship would produce data on political maps…

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On Juneteenth We Must Remember Our Fight for Freedom Continues

The NAACP stands at a significant moment in time when racial subordination and racial hierarchy is being reinforced at the highest level of leadership in this country. The recent accounts of domestic terrorism…

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UNCF Applauds House for Strong HBCU Funding & Assistance for Neediest Students

UNCF Urges Senate to Approve Increases in HBCU-Related Spending to nearly $200 Million and $26 Billion to Underserved Students WASHINGTON,

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Dancin’ in the Park Summer Series Scheduled – a Free Fitness Celebration

Dancin’ in the Park will showcase dance styles like Zumba, line dancing, hip-hop, and more. The dynamic team of fitness instructors are skilled in working with diverse ages…

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Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press

However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers…

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My Enthusiasm and Commitment to Be Great Has Skyrocketed

One of my favorite parts during boot camp was being able to sit down at dinner and talk with Fonzworth Bentley and DJ Envy. They enlightened all of us on reasons to continue striving…

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Wilson Leads Letter on Proposed Cuts to Child Migrant Services

This administration has shown a disturbing disregard for the mental and physical health of children in its custody, who are spending weeks and often months in detention…

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Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records

“When They See Us” relays a jarring miscarriage of justice of five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise…

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A Tale of Two Graduations – More Likely to Shoulder Student Debt

While the students are demographically different, one can hope that the call to “practice humanity” is one that will be heeded. It is, perhaps a sign of the times…

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