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.
Edwin Hawkins, a Grammy Award-winning singer who merged gospel and secular sounds in a career highlighted by the accidental crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” in 1969, died on Monday in Pleasanton, Calif., east of San Francisco. He was 74. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his publicist, Bill Carpenter. Mr. Hawkins, part of... Read More.
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 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.
Barack Obama may no longer be president, but for the 10th year in a row he’s still the “most admired man” in America, according to new survey data from Gallup. The annual poll, taken every year but one since 1946, asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as... Read More.
After being fired from the White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman has been teasing “her story.” Reports claims the reality star will earn as much as $10 million for a book deal and she is ready to spill every drop of the tea. According to Life & Style,“Omarosa has dirt on the Trumps’ ‘icy’... Read More.
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.
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.