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The Legal Aid Society (LAS) announced the appointment of Twyla Carter as attorney-in-chief and chief executive officer. Carter, a national leader in public defense, civil rights and access to justice work, becomes the first Black woman and first Asian American to serve in this role in the 145 year...
As earth dwellers like you, we know about The Slap. It’s taken over so much of this week’s online discourse that to not address it immediately would be ridiculous. But as the Academy decides what, if anything, will be done about that, we’ve determined to consider some of the...
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has withstood a monumentally difficult task with fortitude this week. Thoroughly qualified for the role of Supreme Court Justice, she has had both her intellect and integrity challenged on a national stage by sitting US Senators whose competence and incorruption are on record as questionable...
March Madness has kicked off with all the pressure and excitement that the “rise and fly” “do or die” nature of the college basketball tournament brings. There have already been major surprises—like the Lady Bison of Howard University clenching their first tournament win—and mind blowing upsets—like St. Peters knocking...
With 38 states already legalizing cannabis in some form and many additional states looking at ballot measures later this year, legal cannabis continues to be a booming industry.  But the cannabis ownership landscape is anything but booming for people of color.  According to the Drug Policy Alliance, less than 1% of...
There’s an exodus of women leaving the workforce right now -- and we’ve got more about that in “The Moment” below, but in Detroit, entrepreneurs and community leaders have formed Black Leaders Detroit and raised more than $325,000 for Black-led businesses. It’s cooperative economics at work and you oughta know...
Let me preface everything I’m about to say by stating that I am a comedian, writer, and father of four. My life is about words, the intention of words, and the power words can carry. I am keenly aware of how tone and inflection can take a sentence from...
Yesterday, the United States lost a long-time civil servant and a man that has stood for decades as a voice for the more moderate facets of the Black community.  Colin Powell, the first ever African American to ever be appointed to the office of National Security Advisor, Joint Chief of...
The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (HBCU ELI) at Clark Atlanta University is accepting applications for its second class of Community Fellows, with an October 25th, 2021 deadline.  The first-of-its-kind program launched its first cohort in April 2021 that included a roster of 58% women, making it the nation's most diverse cohort of...
Multicultural toy company, Orijin Bees, announced today that they launched their Baby Bee Doll Collection on Target online on October 5th, showcasing not only the variety of beautiful skin tones we have in our Black and Brown skin but also the array of curly hair patterns. The company striving to improve...
For the Breast of Us, the first-ever blog and online community for all women of color affected by breast cancer, has launched a brand new campaign to increase the representation and inclusion of minority breast cancer survivors. #WhenYouSeeUsWe’re excited to showcase our new brand photography. Not only are we celebrating...
Bubba Wallace has once again made history after winning at the recent NASCAR’s top Cup Series, making him the 1st Black driver to take home the championship since 1963. There is only 1 driver from an African American background at the top level of our sport..I am the 1. You're not gonna...
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