Black Americans made strides in the job market in June, with their unemployment rate reaching its lowest level in seven years.
The black unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, the best showing since a 9.4 percent reading in June 2008.
Despite the i ...
Posted Thursday, July 2nd 2015 at 3:47PM
A fervent dream became reality today for ballerina Misty Copeland as she became the first black female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre.
It is one of the highest honors for a performer.
"I'm just so honored, so ...
Posted Tuesday, June 30th 2015 at 6:54PM
LeMoyne-Owen College Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lipscomb proudly announced Memphis, Tennessee native and 1976 LOC graduate Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller as the college’s 12th president after an exhaustive national search. “Today marks a new ...
Posted Friday, June 12th 2015 at 2:00PM
By Kia Kokalitcheva/Fortune
Google has updated it workplace demographics data, a year after an initial report showed huge gender and racial disparities.
Acknowledging a problem may be the first step in fixing it, but that migh ...
Posted Monday, June 1st 2015 at 7:40PM
It's our turn.... In star studded fashion The Paley Center for Media paid tribute Wednesday night to African-Americans in all facets of film, television, comedy, and journalism. The gala which took place at an exclusive Cipriani event space on Wall S ...
Posted Thursday, May 21st 2015 at 7:00PM
First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke to the graduating class of 2015 at Tuskegee University. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which she talks about growing ...
Posted Tuesday, May 19th 2015 at 1:34PM
Graduating is the pinnacle achievement in most young people’s lives. It is the culmination of several years of learning, growing and maturing into someone that is prepared to produce positive results that will serve themselves and society productively. One local family will get to experience the joy and celebrations that graduating brings four times in less than a month as the entire fami ...
Posted Tuesday, May 12th 2015 at 1:56PM
Bipartisan Co-Chairs Reps. Adams & Byrne to Host Launch Event & Panel Discussion Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, April 28th at 5PM, Reps. Alma S. Adams (D-NC12) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) will launch the first ever Bipartisan Congressiona ...
Posted Monday, April 27th 2015 at 5:27PM
Mary J. Blige the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul " graced the red carpet at the world premier of her documentary "The London Sessions" during this year's 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. "The London Sessions" Mary J. Blige's 13th album of the same name has been said to be her best album since 2005 according to Billboard magazine. Directed by Sam Wrench, it's only fitting to have a do ...
Posted Tuesday, April 21st 2015 at 4:50PM
by Chelsea Moore '17
Two Bennett College students have been chosen as representatives on the newly formed City of Greensboro College Commission. Freshwoman Anna Brown and Junior Nana Sloan are two of the fourteen college students who wil ...
Posted Tuesday, April 7th 2015 at 5:03PM
Psychology majors and honor students from Bennett College attended the recent 2015 Anna Julia Cooper lecture, featuring Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt. The event, held on the campus of Wake Forest University, brings annually to the Anna Julia Cooper Ce ...
Posted Tuesday, April 7th 2015 at 5:00PM
Fourteen members of the Bennett College Pre-Alumnae Council (PAC) attended the 67th National Alumni Council/57th National UNCF Pre-Alumni Council Annual Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC. The conference provided interactive workshops and e ...
Posted Tuesday, April 7th 2015 at 4:57PM
Take The NYPD Police Officer Exam At One Of The New York City Testing Centers located in Downtown Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. Why should you consider a career as a Police Officer? Aside from the benefits and stability that surpass what many industries are providing today, the police profession offers a variety of work assignments, and unlimited growth opportunities. ...
Posted Wednesday, April 1st 2015 at 4:05PM
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A position as a Special Agent with the FBI is not just a job — it's a calling, and ultimately a life-changing experience. Special Agents are elite, and so are the prospects ...
Posted Wednesday, March 11th 2015 at 5:37PM
Allen University will be hosting its inaugural Hip Hop Studies Conference on Friday,April 17, 2015. The conference will feature panel discussions; keynote addresses by Chris “Play” Martin, Preach Jacobs, and Ricky Simone; a musical perfor ...
Posted Wednesday, March 11th 2015 at 4:24PM
The idea of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday was promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations. After King's death, United States Representative John Conyers (a Democrat from Michigan) and United States Senator Edward Brooke (a Republican ...
Posted Friday, January 16th 2015 at 2:50PM
105-Year-Old Graduate Reflects on School’s Impact on Her Life, Career
Beatrice Payne, 105, remembers her days training to become a teacher at the school that would later become Bowie State University.
“I just thought teaching was the grandest t ...
Posted Thursday, January 15th 2015 at 1:33PM
Voting Open for Fans to Help Determine the Final Eight to Perform in Atlanta in January 2015
The Honda Battle of the Bands is set to make a triumphant return to Atlanta January 24, 2015, when eight of the most prestigious marching bands from Ameri ...
Posted Wednesday, January 14th 2015 at 4:08PM
The Hall Johnson Summer Camp is held on the campus of Allen University for high school choral students. This camp places an emphasis on the music of Hall Johnson and the appropriate performance practice for the Negro spiritual. Campers will have a we ...
Posted Monday, January 12th 2015 at 3:22PM
During the last decade diagnosis rates for HIV in the United States have fallen by around one-third and now stand at 16 cases per 100,000. While this is very promising news and an indication that strategies to prevent the spread of infection have bee ...
Posted Tuesday, January 6th 2015 at 6:36PM
Alcorn State University announces that eligible high school students have a chance to participate in the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program and receive a scholarship to attend the university in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resour ...
Posted Monday, January 5th 2015 at 4:53PM
The Jarvis Christian College Counseling Center recently received a Behavioral Health grant from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence (HBCU-CFE). The grant supports the development and implementation of a campus-wide ...
Posted Monday, December 15th 2014 at 6:10PM
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death of African American women in the United States as well as providing more risks of attaining it than White women. Take action to protect your heart. View the Inforgraphic at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educat ...
Posted Tuesday, November 11th 2014 at 6:22PM
When the Alcorn State University Braves kicks off its next home football game Saturday, Nov. 15, at 4:00 p.m. against Arkansas Pine Bluff, the institution will honor active military, veterans and civil service employees for their sacrifices to ensure ...
Posted Tuesday, November 11th 2014 at 2:12PM