By Kiersten Willis, Atlanta Black Star In a historic move, North Carolina has named its first Black woman Supreme Court chief justice who is set to take over the seat of a retiring judge next month. On Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper named Associate Justice Cheri Beasley as chief justice of the...
“She was an awesome, very strong woman” By Teddy Grant, Ebony Judge Cassandra Hollemon, who made headlines last year when she became one of 17 women elected Houston-area judges, died on Feb. 12 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 57. Hollemon’s daughter, Brandy Hollemon, confirmed the news to the Associated...
By Teddy Grant, Huffington Post The U.S. Senate has approved a pair of bills that will help historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), reports the Philadelphia Tribune. The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act, or HBCU PARTNERS Act, would give Historically Black institutions of higher...
Atlanta Event 2nd in Series of National Hearings to Restore Voting Rights On Tuesday, February 19, all eyes will be on Georgia when the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration holds its “Field Hearing on Voting Rights and Election Administration in Georgia.” Scheduled for 9:30 AM EST at...
“We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and hang all of them.” By Ed Mazza, Huffington Post An Alabama newspaper published an editorial calling “for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again.” The editorial in the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama, said the KKK “would be...
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC 7 News The West Virginia woman who grabbed national headlines in 2016 for calling Michelle Obama an "ape" has pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars in federal disaster relief. Pamela Taylor, 57, admitted to authorities last week that she falsely registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency...
The Florida sixth-grader’s teacher reportedly told him he could “go to another place to live.” By Nina Golgowski, Huffington Post An 11-year-old boy was arrested following a confrontation at school over his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, which he reportedly called racist against Black people. The Florida boy was...
“Last Seen: Voices from Slavery’s Lost Families” will bring to life a compilation of classified ads printed in newspapers in the decades following the Emancipation Proclamation. By Paula Rogo, Essence The newspaper advertisements placed by former slaves that were searching for missing relatives will come to life when they are...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported missing on Thursday, Feb. 7, from Noble Square in Chicago. Areall Murchinson, a 16-year old Black...
“This is for anybody putting money first and not the love of your people,” she said in response to Harvey's opinion on how she has handled her grievances with Hollywood. By Paula Rogo , Essence Mo’Nique has responded to Steve Harvey following the passionate discussion they shared on The Steve...