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1 hr ago | Art Daily

Diploma of first African-American Harvard graduate for sale at Leslie Hindman on August 6

On August 6, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer the original 1865 diploma received by Richard T. Greener, the first African-American man to graduate from Harvard College.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, University of South Carolina, South Carolina

8 hrs ago |

Eric Roberson releases new album 'The Box' on August 12th

Grammy Award Nominee, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer Eric Roberson , continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio.


Related Topix: Eric Roberson, Soul, Rahway, NJ

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Frederick named 17th president of Howard University

Howard University's Board of Trustees has named interim president Wayne A.I. Frederick , a cancer surgeon who holds three Howard degrees, as the school's 17th president.


Related Topix: Trinidad (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Education

15 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Howard University names new president

Wayne A. I. Frederick, Howard University's interim president, has been selected as the university's 17th president, the university says.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Alpha Kappa Alpha's New Orleans chapter celebrates 30 years

The sorority's official colors of salmon pink and apple were traded in for a 30th anniversary green, when the Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority marked this milestone at a party at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Student Society, Sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha

WNYC-AM New York

The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Young people are being chased out of the labor market. Though the national unemployment rate has fallen steadily in recent months, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the jobless rate is even higher among young minorities.


Related Topix: African-American

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Happy 74 th Birthday Peter Minshall.. The Michelangelo of MAS

In the summer of 1985 you came to Washington DC with a caravan of artistes to demonstrate for peace.


Related Topix: Trinidad (Washington, DC)


Author Joy Simone: The Woman Who is Addressing the Challenges and Finding Solutions

Joy Simone is an author, SEO Analyst, and Adjunct English Lit. Professor at Rowan College.


Related Topix: University of Southern California, African-American, Wedding

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Daily Kos

Black Kos, Week In Review

Throughout his life, Hyman Y. Chase was a man of great intellectual stature who liked to remind mere mortals, in a booming voice, that he had a PhD from Leland J. Stanford University.


Related Topix: Stanford University, African-American, University of Chicago, Prison, University of Texas at Austin

Eastern Wake News

St. John's welcomes a new pastor

The Rev. Dr. George K. Horton will join St. John United Holy Church, 3201 Jack Mitchell Road, Zebulon, as its new pastor.


Related Topix: Canada, Zebulon, NC, Roanoke Rapids, NC

The Washington Post

Is mom breastfeeding infant at concert having it all or going too far?

It's about more than one mother of a 4-month-old made to leave a stage-side spot at a California Brad Paisley concert .


Related Topix: Arts, Theater, US Politics, US News

Medical News Today

Gauging the demand for genetic testing for alcohol dependence risk in African Americans

Alcohol dependence has a genetic component and testing can determine a person's genetic risk for susceptibility to AD.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, African-American, Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Phi Beta Sigma unveils male initiative during 100th year celebration

The men of Phi Beta Sigma , one of the largest African American fraternities in the country, were convening their 100th anniversary celebration in Washington yesterday with flurry of activities that included the unveiling of an ambitious plan to mentor black males titled "I Am My Brother's Keeper."


Related Topix: Student Society, Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternities, African-American, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

US Food and Drug Administration

FDA Voice Blog: A Curriculum for Medical Device Progress

Horace, the greatest Roman poet of antiquity, spoke of the need to "seek for truth in the groves of Academe" - and in the last four years, my colleagues in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health and I took his advice.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Black Enterprise

Lance Gross Travels to China with Howard's Freshman Leadership Academy

Recently, award-winning actor Lance Gross boarded a plane to China with 60 students from Howard University's Freshman Leadership Academy.


Free Republic

Holder: America Should Be 'Color Brave,' Not Color Blind

Martin Luther King dreamed that one day his children would "be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin."


Related Topix: Color Blindness, Health, African-American, Selma, AL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Miami Herald

Holder says the push for civil rights must continue

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on Congress Tuesday to update housing and lending laws, and to take steps to end discrimination against women and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community during Howard University's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Law, Employment / Labor Law, African-American


Genetic testing for alcohol dependence risk in African Americans

New Rochelle, NY, July 15, 2014-Alcohol dependence has a genetic component and testing can determine a person's genetic risk for susceptibility to AD.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, African-American, New Rochelle, NY, Johns Hopkins University, University of Florida

Jamaica Observer

Why progress is hard for us

According to Charles Hamilton Houston - the late dean of Howard University School of Law who crafted the strategy to overturn segregation in the United States - a lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite on society.


Sun Jul 13, 2014

All About Jazz

VIDEO/DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Shana Tucker

Today, let's get acquainted via video with singer, cellist, and guitarist Shana Tucker , who will be making her St. Louis debut sharing a bill with R&B singer Kenya McGuire Johnson at 7:30 p.m. next Saturday, July 19 at the Kranzberg Arts Center .


Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, Jazz, Durham, NC, THQ, Las Vegas, Video Games