Remembering Marquis

A Tribute to Marquis Sams

by Slate

Joe Parent writes about the life and untimely death of Marquis Sams, a young man Parent met through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Earlier… Read More

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What The?! This Week

There are some things that happen in the news that simply defy words and all you can say is, "What The?!" 4/14 Woman… Read More

14-Year-Old Forced Into Marriage Kills Husband More Than Twice Her Age

Nigerian Teen Forced Into Marriage Kills Husband

by Jezebel

Nigerian teen forced into marriage kills husband.  When Nigerian 14-year-old Wasila Umaru was forced into… Read More

Nnamdi Asomugha spends retirement giving teens a college boost

Nnamdi Asomugha ACTS in Retirement

by The Grio

Despite his retirement from the NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha continues to run the college tour he started for low-income and at-risk students.  It’s… Read More

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Relisha Rudd and the Horrors of Human Trafficking

by Tiffany E. Browne

Missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd has become more than a face attached to an Amber Alert.  The strange details surrounding her… Read More

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Angela Corey Style

by Lisa Bonner

Angela Corey has an axe to grind, or so it seems. The Florida State’s Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit holds the dubious… Read More

RIP Karyn Washington: Founder of “For Brown Girls” & #DarkSkinRedLip Project

Karyn Washington, Founder of "For Brown Girls," Dies

by Clutch

22-year-old blogger and advocate Karyn Washington dies.  We are sad to report that Karyn Washington, founder… Read More

Lower Sentences for Drug Offenses Could Come Into Effect Soon

Decreased Sentences for Drug Offenses Might Happen Soon

by #teamEBONY

Sentences for non-violent drug offenses might soon be cut.  Prison terms for most drug offenses in the U.S… Read More

Pioneering Black Newsman In The White House Belatedly Gets His Due

White House Correspondents' Association to Honor Harry McAlpin

by #teamEBONY

Harry McAlpin honored by the White House Correspondents' Association.  The White House Correspondents'… Read More

WASHINGTON INSIDER: Hard Times for Black Colleges

WASHINGTON INSIDER: Hard Times for Black Colleges

by Michael H. Cottman

Appointed by President Barack Obama as the executive director of the White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)… Read More

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