Obama Paintings Brought 1 Million More Visitors To National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian museum saw a record 2.3 million visitors in 2018, the year the Obama portraits went up. By Sanjana Karanth, Huffington Post Former President Barack...

NNPA and Congressional Black Caucus host Avoice Heritage Celebration

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A program to commemorate the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 10th annual Avoice Heritage Celebration concluded in much...

NAACP Makes Public New Documents About 2020 Census Preparations

Commerce Department releases previously withheld documents exposing deficiencies in 2020 Census The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is making public previously...

R. Kelly Out of Jail … Comes Up with $100k Bond

R. Kelly is a free man again -- it was total pandemonium as he walked out of jail -- and he'll have to pay...

San Francisco to expunge over 9,300 marijuana-related convictions

By Owen Daugherty, The Hill San Francisco’s District Attorney said Monday that his office would be expunging more than 9,300 marijuana convictions from individuals’ records. District...

Ruth E. Carter Becomes The First Black Woman To Win Oscar...

History has been made! By Julee Wilson, Essence Ruth E. Carter has won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her mind-blowing creations...

State Trooper Pulls Gun on Black Driver During Traffic Stop

The driver alleges that the officer kept saying “you people” By Teddy Grant, Ebony Delaware State Police are looking over a video that shows one of...

‘Black Panther’s’ Hannah Beachler Becomes The First Black Production Designer To...

The win was the second of the night for team Black Panther. By Rachaell Davis, Essence Another amazing Black woman in Hollywood can now add her...

Spike Lee wins first-ever Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

By Scott Baumgartner‍, ET After decades of stunning work and five nominations, Spike Lee has finally claimed his first Academy Award! The legendary filmmaker took the...

Bennett College’s Accreditation Restored By Federal Court During Legal Proceedings

Bennett lost its accreditation with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges on February 18. On Friday, the college filed a lawsuit against SACS. Despite...