African American

Jack Daniel’s and Nearest Green Distillery Announce $5 Million Pledge to Advance African American Leadership in Whiskey

The Jack Daniel Distillery and the Nearest Green Distillery announced today the Nearest & Jack Advancement Initiative to further diversity within the American whiskey industry. The two companies are starting their partnership with a pledge of $5 million to start the Nearest Green School of Distilling, develop the Leadership Acceleration Program (LAP) for apprenticeships and […]

Life Expectancy for Black Americans Goes Up, but Racial Gap Remains

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According to a new Vital Signs report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the life expectancy of African-Americans from 1999 to 2015 has gone up, while the gap between white blacks and has gone down. “The bottom line is that we are cautiously optimistic. However, stark disparities persist,” said Dr. Leandris […]

Pantene’s New Black Hair-Care Line Launch

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Pantene releases their new “Gold Series” line that caters to women of color. The line ranges from shampoo, conditioner, curl-defining pudding, and a co-wash for in-between full-on washes. The commercial for the new line promotes the empowerment of women who wear relaxed or natural hair. Featuring women of different ages and hairstyles, the items are priced […]

Take A Listen to The Black Opera’s Much Needed “African America” Album

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We first premiered The Black Opera’s  “Black Frankenstein” at the end of last month, and now the Hip-Hop collective has delivered their anticipated African America album. Citing this as their “most personal and expressive” project to date, African America serves as a necessary reminder of the struggles, beauty, and triumph of Black Americans in modern times. […]

Black Lives Matter Protest Shut Down London City Airport

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Tuesday morning a group of nine Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the only runway at London City Airport, put up a tripod and locked themselves in together in an effort to bring their cause to light. This time around, the protests weren’t the aftermath of the shocking death or unjust treatment of a Black individual […]

Wyatt Worthington II Makes History On The Green Today

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History will be made on the golf course today [Thursday, July 28] in Springfield, N.J. For the first time in 25 years, a Black club professional will step onto the green at the PGA Championship. And when he does, Wyatt Worthington II will only be the second of his kind to do so. “Twenty-five years […]

Photo of Black Female Cadets at West Point with Raised Fists Incites Outrage

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The U.S Military Academy has launched an inquiry into a photo released recently showing 16 Black female cadets from the graduating class with their fists in the air. It is campus tradition that a group of cadets dress up in traditional dress uniforms to take a portrait, mirroring the history of former cadets. It was […]

Smithsonian African American Museum Clears Up Cosby Controversy

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The National Mall hosts the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and its “Taking The Stage” exhibit, highlighting the works and contributions of pioneers of entertainment. The project in its entirety is composed of 11 inaugural exhibitions and more than 3,000 artifacts and will also showcase pieces celebrating Bill Cosby‘s contributions through works like […]

Here Are Clinton and Sanders’ Plans for African Americans

As the campaign leaves behind the predominantly-white states of Iowa and New Hampshire and enters into minority territory in preparation for the Nevada caucuses [February 20, 2016] and the decisive South Carolina primaries [February 27, 2016], the Democratic candidates are actively scrambling for the Black and Latino vote. During last night’s [Thursday, February 11] Democratic Debate […]

Meet The First Black Woman To Ever Run For President

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Before Barack and Hillary, there was Shirley. It was in 1972 that Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman, declared her candidacy for President of the United States, making her both the first woman and the first African-American to do so. Seeking the Democratic nomination, Chisholm was up against politicians like George McGovern and Hubert […]

UConn Under Fire For Creating All Black Male Housing Community

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The University of Connecticut has been under fire recently after it announced plans to create a new Living and Learning Community for Black male students only. The SCHOLA2RS House, standing for Scholastic House of Leaders who are African-American Researchers and Scholars, will be UConn’s 18th LLC, and is set to be a part of the university’s NextGen […]

Whoopi Goldberg: “I’m Not African American!”

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It was during Tuesday’s [January 5, 2016] airing of The View that Whoopi Goldberg may have joined the ranks of Raven-Symoné in a comment made concerning her race. On the topic of immigration, Joy Behar joked about many fleeing the country in the event that candidate Donald Trump wins the presidential race. Not finding the […]