Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced Thursday that Nyong’o’s picture book,“Sulwe,” will come out next January. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is working on a picture book. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced Thursday that Nyong’o’s “Sulwe” will come out next January. According […]

“Get Out” was one of 2017’s most successful films. (Blumhouse) Thanks to its huge popularity, a UCLA course on Black horror has become a 7-class course available online. Launched in Fall 2017, novelist and screenwriter Tananarive Due along with sci-fi writer Steve Barnes created a course, “Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror Aesthetic” centered […]

South Carolina ranks sixth for diabetes and eighth for high blood pressure, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Photo by Getty Images) Vegan soul food? It sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s a new trend catching on at hundreds of soul food restaurants across the nation looking to give its patrons a much healthier, […]

Black people face racial-based trauma but those who seek help have limited options with adequately trained professionals. “Black people don’t go to therapy.” It’s an oft-quoted belief that, for various reasons, has been hard to shake within the black community — pushed away by some as a sign of weakness. For Monica T. Williams, a […]

by SPARC Jan. 19, 2018 – It’s been a hard silence for the past five days since Operation PUSH launched a statewide prisoner strike in the Florida Department of Corrections prison system (FDOC or FDC) coinciding with Martin Luther King Day. Oakland’s support for the Florida prisoners’ strike is proclaimed on this banner dropped over […]

Annual homicides in San Francisco have dropped 42 percent from a decade ago Will future Warriors come from a Peace Park? San Francisco – Acting Mayor London Breed announced on Jan. 19 that San Francisco’s homicide tally in 2017 dropped from the year prior and marked a 42 percent decrease from totals recorded a decade […]

YouTube It’s not every day that you hear the new generation of rappers break down music from the ’90s, but it’s something that the Florida native XXXTentacion did during a recent interview with DJ Akademiks. In a newly released clip, you can see the 19-year-old get into a heated debate about who the better rapper […]

Firamante Peters, of Miami, attends a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for immigrants, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump’s […]

Willie D has gone from dropping gems on rap singles like “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” with the Geto Boys to sending off two kids to college. But he couldn’t have done that if he didn’t have the funds to support them. In a sit down with Vlad TV, the rapper stresses the importance of […]

Who deserves credit for the record low Black unemployment rate? A week after January 1, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the national unemployment rate had remained largely unchanged at 4.1 percent. It further revealed the unemployment rate for Black Americans had fallen to 6.8 percent, the lowest recorded level since the 1970s. The […]

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