Damon Jiggetts, Reginald Gordon and Robert Dortch, founders of the Ujima Legacy Fund (Photo credit: Jay Paul) A new giving circle created by and for African American men has launched in Richmond, VA – the Ujima Legacy Fund. On May 23,...Show More Summary
Abyssinian Meeting House in Portland, Maine (Photo credit: Katie Uffelman) 2013 List Includes the Mountain View Black Officers’ Club in Arizona and the Abyssinian Meeting House in Portland, Maine Washington, DC – The National Trust for...Show More Summary
TODAY, June 19th, African American Emancipation Day! From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, Black slaves received word of their freedom! The observance of June 19th has spread across the United States and beyond, in commemoration of freedom and equality. Show More Summary
Jay-Z's latest business deal with Android involving his upcoming album is a win for the company, the rapper and African Americans, writes Jamilah King for Colorlines. The business mogul clearly knows his audience: Young black consumers love their smartphones, and blacks are more likely than other groups to report favoring the Android. Read full article...
Scientists have found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos.
Researchers have developed a risk assessment scoring system that they believe may better identify certain adults - especially African Americans - at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke than does the current system of diagnosing the metabolic syndrome.
Researchers have developed a risk assessment scoring system that they believe may better identify certain adults-– especially African Americans-– at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke than does the current system of diagnosing the metabolic syndrome. Show More Summary
A reader writes: I read your piece on providing antiretrovirals to at-risk groups and was struck by the exclusion of a significantly large group who literally share your pain: African Americans, especially African-American women. There’s...Show More Summary
You would think that Eric Holder, the first African American Attorney General, and Barack Obama, the first African American President, would be vigilant that there was no racial discrimination in the Justice Department of their Administration. You would think.
He’s a white, 67-year-old jazz saxophone player from Takoma Park. And now, from his townhouse in Fairfax County, Mark E. Mitchell has amassed a collection of African American memorabilia which places him at the forefront of experts in African American … Continue reading ?
(The Root) -- This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. The art of the Italian Renaissance embraced a wondrously varied range of imagery and subjects. Show More Summary
As you can see by the sobering First Book infographic embedded above, out of 3,600 books for kids, only 3.3 percent focused on the lives of African Americans and 1.5 percent focused on Latinos. At this year’s Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI), the literacy nonprofit First Book pledged to fight these glaring statistics. Show More Summary
American Indians have their own museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. African Americans will soon have one. Journalists are celebrated just off the National Mall at the Newseum. So why not a space on "America's Front Yard"Show More Summary
Oprah Talks with Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union About Their Career Challenges and Triumphs on “Oprah’s Next Chapter”
By Tokiwa T. Smith San Francisco Bay Area Contributor The College Bound Brotherhood 2.0 will celebrate the accomplishments of young college bound Black men throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday, June 19th at a special graduation ceremony. Show More Summary
In her new documentary, The New Black, debuting later this month at AFI Docs Festival in Washington DC, Yoruba Richen explores the relationship between the gay civil rights movement and the African American community. Richen hopes to countermand the narrative...
An early age at first drink (AFD) is associated with a greater risk for subsequent alcohol use disorders (AUDs). While African Americans (AAs) generally report an older AFD and fewer alcohol-related problems than European Americans (EAs), few studies have explored the association between AFD and problem drinking across ethnicity...
Many kids will spend this morning hanging out with their fathers. But 1 in 7 African American children will have a hard time seeing a parent today—they’re in prison. Father’s Day is a particularly moving chance to reflect on the sheer...Show More Summary
MSNBC will broadcast live from The Essence Festival July 4 weekend. The channel is bringing a good chunk of its on-air talent to the festival, which celebrates African American culture and music. Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes,...Show More Summary
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Anglo American Platinum said on Saturday operations at its Thembelani mine in South Africa were back to normal after a "group of employees" on Friday prevented 2,400 workers from going above ground.