A program aimed at helping jumpstart the local economies of struggling cites is pairing high-performing college graduates and business startups in cities like Detroit, New Orleans and Providence, R.I. Modeled after Teach For America, Venture For America is a two-year program that places recent college graduates into business startups. “Our concrete goal is to generate […]

In a statement released last week, the Department of Justice has declined to reopen the 46-year-old case on the assassination of Civil Rights leader Malcolm X. The department said the statute of limitations has expired on any federal laws that might apply to the case. Despite the DOJ’s dissent, Civil Rights activists are ardently pushing […]

To better understand the needs of women, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a report and come up with health recommendations. The most discussed recommendation is the elimination of co-payments for birth control, and possibly make it free for patients. The IOM projects that […]

NEW YORK–New York City inked a $75 million deal that will keep 14 Harlem buildings affordable for moderate income families for the next 30 years. The deal has been made between the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Housing Development Corp., Goldman Sachs, L+M Development Partners Inc. and Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement […]

CHARLESTOWN-The Charlestown Post And Courier is reporting about a rising trend of females taking senior positions in Black churches across America. These women, and many others throughout the Lowcountry, are part of a trend in the black church. Increasingly, women are seeking ordination and assuming senior leadership positions in the region’s AME, Presbyterian, Baptist and […]

Residents of the Washington, D.C. area will have the opportunity to audition for “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” welcomes Millionaire producers to The Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland and University College (3501 University Blvd. East, Hyattsville, MD, 20783) for contestant auditions (full press release below). Auditions consist of a timed multiple choice test and […]

A new survey conducted by TheRoot.com took on the topic of tipping which is wrapped in racial stereotypes. According to the study, Black diners place more of a premium on good service and were more likely to say that one should tip as a “reward for good service.” African-Americans were less likely to cite the […]

(Washington, DC)  —  A missing infant has been found by authorities in Northeast DC.  A seven-month-old boy who was taken from a home in Baltimore on Friday was found safe this morning at a home on Burroughs Avenue in Northeast.  The child is being evaluated as a precaution but is expected to be fine.  It’s not clear […]

Her name is Nafissatou Diallo and it’s now her turn to share her side of what happened that fateful night in New York City’s Sofitel Hotel. The hotel maid who is accusing former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape, has finally broken her silence. In a pair of interviews with ABC’s Good Morning America and […]

It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him. Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods; and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty. After serving by Tiger’s side for 12 years, Williams […]