Black Power Today

This is a film you’re sure to hear more about. It’s called, “The Birth of a Nation” and it’s the big winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The Nat Turner slave rebellion drama swept the Grand Jury and Audience Award honors Saturday in Utah. It’s the fourth straight year that a film has swept the marquee […]

A female soldier in the Civil Rights Movement passes on to her great reward. * President Barack Obama issues a statement on the passing of Rev. Willie T. Barrow, his “Godmother.” Click HERE. * A representative from Rainbow/PUSH Coalition reached out to me Saturday afternoon. A public memorial for Rev. Barrow will be held at Rainbow/PUSH […]

The University of Kentucky is giving an honorary degree to a black man denied admission in 1946. Harrison Wilson instead went to Kentucky State University to continue his education and became a successful basketball coach, administrator and university president.Wilson will get his degree from U of K on Saturday along side his grandson, who is […]

First Lady Michelle Obama Turns 50 The First Lady is turning 50 today, and the nation’s capital is buzzing with rumors about the famous faces expected to turn up at her party Saturday night.  Speculation is particularly rampant about Beyonce and Jay Z making an appearance at the White House event. Reports of Beyonce performing […]

The NAACP elected a health care executive as its youngest board chairman Saturday, continuing a youth movement for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.  Roslyn M. Brock, 44, was chosen to succeed Julian Bond. She had been vice chairman since 2001 and a member of the NAACP for 25 years. Brock works for Bon Secours Health Systems in Maryland as vice president […]

VIA:  ShaniDavis.Com Shani Davis was born on Friday, August 13, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his mother on the city’s south side, he started roller-skating at local rinks at age two. By age three Shani was darting around the roller rink so fast that skate guards would chase him just to ask him to […]

VIA: TYLERPERRY.COM Tyler Perry is by all means, a Renaissance man.  He’s an actor, director, screenwriter, producer and author.  He is a true American success story. Tyler Perry’s inspirational journey from the hard streets of New Orleans to the heights of Hollywood’s A-list is the stuff of American legend.  Born into poverty and raised in […]

VIA:  TheGrio.Com The Hysterectomy is one of the most invasive procedures in the medical practice, and Tony Hansberry  has invented  a device that will do the post surgery stitching with minimal chances of complications or harm.  Sounds like something a seasoned physician developed, but it’s actually something a 15-year-old high school student named Tony Hansberry […]

VIA:  MarketWatch.Com HOUSTON, Feb 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African American to walk in space, and ExxonMobil announced today that more than 1,500 middle school students will participate in free science camps this summer. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps will be hosted in 30 universities across the […]

VIA:  TheHuffingtonPost.Com 26 year old Joshua Dubois has definitely made a name for himself.  Dubois has recently been appointed to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by President Obama.  See this video from the Prayer Breakfast where President Obama made is announcement:

VIA:  NBLSA.Org Melinda Hightower is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and attended Cornell University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2000. At Cornell, she was a Mening Family Cornell National Scholar and a member of the Cornell Debate Team. In 2000, she was selected to be member of […]

VIA:  AOLtelevision.com Haeley Vaughn shocked American Idol judges with her cute personality and Pop Country singing style.  She is the first black pop country mainstream singer that American Idol has ever seen, and she represents well.  Check out her American Idol audition below: Simon Cowell was enamored with her right away. “Cute little thing, aren’t […]