Civil Rights Leader Wyatt Tee Walker Passes Away

The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a leader in the civil rights movement who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. assemble his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” has died. “He was either 88 or 89. Family records showed different years of birth”, said his daughter, Patrice Walker Powell, who confirmed his death. Walker was... Read More.

Denise Lasalle Dies At Age 78

Sources close to the family confirmed that legendary singer Denise Lasalle Died around 10:30 pm Monday June 8th in A Tennessee hospital from complications of A recent surgery. Born Ora Denise Allen , known by  the stage name Denise LaSalle, is an American blues and R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who, since the death of Koko... Read More.

Education Department Could Soon Open The ‘School-To-Prison Pipeline’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held a meeting in December with educators to discuss a 2014 Obama-era directive that called on school officials to end the disproportionate discipline of students of color, Education Week reported. There’s now some chatter among Trump conservatives that DeVos is planning to revoke President Barack Obama’s guidance document. That... Read More.

Omarosa Manigault Leaves The White House

The White House says Omarosa Manigault-Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, plans to leave the administration next month. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Manigault Newman’s resignation is effective Jan. 20, 2018 one year since Trump’s inauguration. Manigault Newman’s decision comes at the start of what’s expected... Read More.

Forgotten Black Scholar Receives Statue At University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has remembered one of its own with a touching tribute. Dr. Georgiana Simpson, the school’s first African-American female Ph.D. graduate in the early 1900s, was honored with a statue Tuesday, CBS Chicago reported. The life-sized bronze bust is the first of its kind on campus. Simpson’s story had been overlooked by... Read More.