Tag: #History

  • Black American Women on Stage and Screen — My Lord Katie

    Black Women in America – Part 24 Here we are nearly at the end of one year of stories of amazing African American women. We started last year during Black History Month with the stories of the FIRST African American women to earn PhD’s and/or attain to leadership positions in education. From there we discovered […] […]

  • A New Student Loan Plan Could Reduce the Burden for 10 Million Borrowers. Here’s How — TIME

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education proposed new regulations that could cut monthly payments for millions of undergraduate borrowers in half. The changes would affect the existing Revised Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan (REPAYE Plan), which is one of four income-driven repayment plans. Nearly 10 million borrowers are enrolled in an income-driven repayment… A […]

  • 6 Black Films That Changed the Course of Cinema — TIME

    The documentary title Is That Black Enough For You?!? comes from many different sources. The phrase is a reference to the 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem, co-written and directed by Ossie Davis. Davis, in turn, borrowed the saying from Black revolutionaries, writing it into the ballad Black Enough (Ain’t Now But It’s Gonna Be),… 6 […]

  • Leslie Jordan, Versatile Emmy-winning Actor, Dies at 67 — TIME

    LOS ANGELES — Leslie Jordan, the actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. The Emmy-winner, whose videos turned him into a social media star during the pandemic, was 67. “The world is definitely a much… Leslie […]

  • Black Women in America – Part 20 — My Lord Katie

    Though facing barriers against race and gender, courageous black women began to make contributions in these areas. Because of their efforts the door has been opened for many more black women to follow. Black Women in America – Part 20 — My Lord Katie

  • Lessons From a Half-Century of Reporting on Race in America — TIME

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault, 80, has both made and chronicled history in real time. After becoming the first Black woman to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961, in the 1970s she was one of the earliest Black women to write for the New York Times—establishing the paper’s Harlem bureau—before becoming NPR’s chief Africa correspondent. Among… Lessons […]

  • To Understand the Midterms, Ignore the National Polls and Look at These Specific Races — TIME

    To Understand the Midterms, Ignore the National Polls and Look at These Specific Races — TIME

    This article is part of The D.C. Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox. The national mood is iffy at best, facing a coin toss for which party will emerge victorious this election season. Polls show both parties are competitive in key races, the money race… To […]

  • Ahead of New Term, SCOTUS Honors Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson During Investiture Ceremony — The Urban Daily

    Source: Handout / GettyThe Supreme Court’s newest associate justice has crossed the last ceremonial threshold to beginning her tenure. Friday marked Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson‘s investiture as the newest associate justice to join the Court. Replacing former Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson rounds out the liberal wing of the otherwise conservative Court… Ahead […]

  • Rihanna Set To Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show — HelloBeautiful

    Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty It’s official: Rihanna is set to headline the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show! The singer took to Instagram earlier today to share a picture of herself holding an NFL-branded football to seemingly confirm the news The post was shared right in the midst of rumors circulating on social media that… Rihanna […]

  • Black Women in America – Part 8 — My Lord Katie

    Harriet, Hannah, and Frances devoted their talents to telling the story of the injustice to black Americans. Our society has changed a lot since then, but we still have an unacceptable amount of racial prejudice. My prayer is that the message these women left us will be instrumental in promoting justice for all citizens. Black Women […]