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‘Ellen’ show DJ, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, dies at 40
Celebrity DJ tWitch, known for his appearances on Ellen’s talk show, has died by suicide, according to a statement.
Congress approves removing statue of Supreme Court chief justice who wrote Dred Scott decision
The bust of SCOTUS Chief Justice Roger Taney, who is known for his racist stance in the Dred Scott case, may be removed from the U.S. Capitol
Black female college athletes are center stage at this sports agency
A new talent agency has set its sight on Black female athletes, who are often overlooked and underpaid for their talents.
Virginia’s open congressional seat offers opportunity for a new generation of Black leaders
After the passing of Virginia ‘s democratic representative, voters will have a choice between two Black candidates next February.
U.S. Postal Service announces stamp honoring late Rep. John Lewis
The U.S. Postal Service recently announced new postage stamps, include one honoring the late John Lewis, an activist and politician.
California junior college offers a lifeline for homeless students
From elementary school to college, many Californian students are homeless, but one school hopes to change that.
‘This place makes me utterly miserable’: Azealia Banks refuses to tour Australia again
Azealia Banks announced her Brisbane concert was canceled because of racist treatment, which was briefly rescinded before becoming official.
BLM sets up student relief fund as loan forgiveness stalls
With the future of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan uncertain, one BLM organization is offering debt relief to Black students.
Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, dies at 84
Dorothy Pitman Hughes, who fought for women’s rights and co-founded Ms. Magazine with Gloria Steinem is remembered after her death.
There are few Black sexual assault nurse examiners. One university wants to change that.
One program aims to recruit Black nurses to combat the disproportionate number of mothers and infants who die during labor.
Black Joy Quilts: Sewing the Future, Stitching the Past
Quilting has been a source of education and community for Black Americans for centuries, yet fiber artists rarely get their due.
Met police apologise to brothers stopped and searched after fist bump
Two brothers have received an apology and monetary recompense from London police after being falsely arrested in 2018.
Former officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s back gets 3.5-year prison term
A Minneapolis police officer who was involved in the murder of George Floyd has been sentenced for his responsibility in the victim’s death.
Black Georgia voters celebrate Warnock’s win and efforts to beat voter suppression
Raphael Warnock will retain his position as a democratic senator in Georgia after ballots were tallied in the runoff.
WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian custody in a high-profile prisoner swap between the U.S. and Moscow
After a drug conviction by Russian courts that led to imprisonment, WNBA star Brittney Griner has been able to return home.
Arkansas town elects youngest Black mayor in US
At Just 18 years old, Jaylen Smith is the youngest Black mayor in the USA and will lead Earle, Arkansas for several years.
A growing push to fix pulse oximeters’ flawed readings in people of color: ‘This can be dangerous’
The FDA is finally considering what to do about pulse oximeters, which do not work as well for people with darker skin.
Ava DuVernay becomes the first Black woman featured on Ben & Jerry’s pint
Ben & Jerry’s has honored Ava DuVernay with a new ice cream flavor, which will have long-lasting effect for Black artists.