By John Bowden, The Hill An internal memo sent to Starbucks employees last week specifically warned staffers against wearing accessories or clothes bearing messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News, reminds staffers that such messages are prohibited under the company's policy against accessories that...
By Jessica Bennett, ebony.com The royal family will soon be welcoming its latest princess, as Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement Monday morning. The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, smiled as they posed for photographs outside Kensington Palace in London shortly after the...
By Richard Gonzales, NPR In a long overdue tribute to the first African American to break international tennis' color barrier, a new statue of Althea Gibson was unveiled at the opening day of the U.S. Open. The statue is comprised of five granite blocks and created by American sculptor Eric Goulder....
Dr. Bill Winston, Dr. Derrick B. Wells, Melvin Buckley and Che Brown are some of the notables who will be  honored by nationally-known financial consultant and author Dr. Sakira Jackson during the first-ever Black CEO Success Conference and Awards Gala. The inaugural event is supporting the Villages Youth and Family Services of Homewood’s “Turning...
By Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News When Kim Fields had the opportunity to audition for the role of Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey on “The Facts of Life,” the child actress almost walked out. The hit sitcom, which told the story of four girls surviving boarding school, aired from 1979 until 1988. “Landing the role...
By Ariane de Vogue and Chandelis Duster, CNN The Supreme Court said Monday that states can punish members of the Electoral College who break a pledge to vote for a state's popular vote winner in presidential elections. The case comes as the election season is heating up, putting the Electoral...
“We are excited to continue this tradition and ensure all of our students have access to mentorship in STEAM careers,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. By NewsOne The philanthropic arm of the tech giant Google is investing in the futures of Black youth who want to pursue careers in...
By Yuliya Talmazan, Ema Jimenez, Daniel Arkin and Daniella Silva, nbcnews.com Millions of people across Puerto Rico woke up Thursday to a grim new reality. Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. territory in almost a century, ravaged the island, demolishing homes and knocking out all electricity. It...
By Wayne Coffey, Special for USA TODAY Sports Taylor Townsend, a 116th-ranked qualifier from Atlanta, scored the biggest victory of her career Thursday, knocking Wimbledon champion and No. 4 seed Simona Halep out of the US Open with a stunning triumph in Louis Armstrong Stadium. A big-bodied serve-and-volleyer, Townsend, 23, achieved...
By Bill Chappell, npr.org Amazon is cutting the prices of bananas, butter, organic eggs, and other best-selling staples at Whole Foods' 470 stores, promising customers lower costs and targeting the grocer's "Whole Paycheck" nickname. The online giant also says its Amazon Prime members will get special prices and perks. New prices...