Ten of Newark's historical Baptist churches and the group Choose Healthy Life came together Saturday to host a free COVID-19 vaccination and testing event.
In the shadow of a 15-story apartment complex overlooking a suburb of Washington, D.C., an asphalt-paved parking lot is at the heart of a development dispute. The conflict is over what community members in Montgomery County, Maryland, say lie inconspicuously below: potentially hundreds of bodies of freed slaves and their descendants, buried in what was once a cemetery in the early 20th century.
Exhibit detailing the destruction of historic Black community in Lansing leads to unexpected reunion
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A once-thriving black community on Lansing’s west side was wiped away when Interstate-496 was built. Now, It’s being remembered with a new exhibit opening at Knapp’s Center in Lansing called ‘pave the way’. The exhibit is put on by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. It...
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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Early in the pandemic, Dr. Nehemiah Thrash diagnosed Riverside Health’s first COVID-19 patient. The elderly woman did not survive. Eighteen months later, Thrash, a hospitalist at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg says the novel coronavirus is writing its own rules. “It’s been a drastic change in every...
Harvard philosopher George Santayana famously observed that “Those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” This truth explains much of the behavior of our local Black political class. It is the refusal of this class to learn from the past the basic lessons regarding the necessary political and organizational discipline that has again cost the Black community victory in the electoral arena.
Rep. Cori Bush understands the problems she went to D.C. to legislate. She joins Ali to talk about the true human cost of poverty, as well as the apparent failure of bipartisan Congressional negotiations on police reform. On that front, Bush says Congress may have missed its moment. “Because this didn’t pass both houses then, while the momentum was there, while people were in the streets…it made it so much harder for it to happen this year”. Sept. 25, 2021.
A local group is hosting another gathering that will bring people together to discuss issues like race, bias, culture and the criminal justice system. This time, instead of focusing on connecting white and Black community leaders together, the next Breaking Bread breakfast will include dialogue with members of the Latino community.
Beneath the glinting green dome of a mosque off Malcolm X Way in South Los Angeles, a spiritual leader in his late 80s is hammering home a vital message: African American Muslims must be engaged in their community and not let others make decisions for them. Imam Abdul Karim Hasan...
A Black Lives Matter leader is threatening an “uprising” over mandatory vaccinations and vaccine passports in New York. New York City’s vaccine mandate began on Sept. 13. It requires proof of vaccination entry to certain public spaces, including gyms, restaurants, and bars, unless a person has an approved medical exemption.
An Aurora hip-hop festival is returning to the city this Sunday, Sept. 26, but a different spin was taken in the planning of the event. This is the seventh year for “On the Wall” Hip-Hop Festival. It is normally hosted by the Latinx hip-hop group, Them Bad Apples and the nonprofit organization Culture Stock. This year the hip-hop group, P.O.B.U.M.S. Society was brought on board as well.
Earlier this month, a brawl broke out between the hostess of an Italian restaurant in New York City and Black women from Texas over the requirement that they show proof of vaccination. It later emerged that the three women had provided documentation of COVID-19 vaccinations, but the altercation had escalated...
A Black Lives Matter of Greater New York organizer said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's citywide COVID-19 vaccine mandate shows he "does not care" for the black community. New York City's vaccine mandate took effect on Sept. 13, requiring proof of vaccination before entering certain public spaces, including...
On Tuesday, writer Emily Bernard spoke with Lis Harris at the School of the Arts as part of their ongoing Nonfiction Dialogues. The conversation was streamed on Zoom. On September 21 at 7:30 pm, the Columbia University School of the Arts held its latest installment of its ongoing Nonfiction Dialogues series, now in its sixteenth year, where authors of notable works of nonfiction are invited to converse with a professor about the themes of their own work and about the art of writing nonfiction. This week’s featured author was Emily Bernard, whose latest work is Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, a collection of narratives based on her own life.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Community activists, politicians and residents attended an emergency community meeting in Homewood to start creating a plan of action to curtail gun violence. “There’s been an increase in the violence in the Black community. A lot of young people are losing their lives. The carnage has to stop. We’re saying enough is enough,” said Rashad Byrdsong, the CEO of Community Empowerment Association. Community Empowerment Association hosted the meeting in Homewood on Thursday night. As an urgent cry for change, Byrdsong issued a call to action to the community at large. He asked community stakeholders to roll up their sleeves...
In November 1865, eight months after the end of the Civil War, a group of African Americans formed a convention in Charleston, S.C., drew up a petition demanding their civil rights and sent it to Congress in Washington. “We the undersigned colored citizens of South Carolina, do respectfully ask …...
Tattnall County Sheriff's Office and GBI investigate Glennville homicide. Tattnall County Sheriff's Office and GBI investigate Glennville homicide. Coastal Sunrise Celebrations for September 23, 2021. Free vaccination event targets Savannah’s Black community. Alex Murdaugh accused of stealing millions from housekeeper's family. Local hospital adds clinic for people experiencing lasting COVID...
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, members of the Mary McLeod Bethune Section-Sumter met at the home of the Rev. Joseph and Wilhelmina (niece) Amos, 708 Harvin St., Sumter, and were delighted to mingle, fellowship and pay homage to this site because this is the home where Mary McLeod Bethune stayed overnight as she traveled back and forth from Mayesville to Sumter, Columbia and Florida.