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#MeToo founder Tarana Burke visits FAMU on HBCU Tour

April 23, 2019
Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, visits Florida A&M University (FAMU) on Friday, April 19, as part of a campaign to “end sexual violence and rape culture on campus.”
The #Me Too HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Tour stop will include a full day of events that organizers say are geared toward students, faculty, and administrators w... Read more

Maryland’s Only Black-Owned Movie Theater Is Drawing Crowds From Across The Country

April 22, 2019 

When Anthony Fykes and Robert Wright met, they immediately connected through their love for movies. But the pair never imagined that a shared passion for cinema would lead them to open their own theater together.

NextAct Cinema, the only black-owned movie theater in the state of Maryland, opened on March 7 and the response has been overwhelming, the owners sa... Read more

Celebrate Golf's Greatest Legends at the World Golf Hall of Fame

April 20, 2019
Charlie Sifford broke barriers all his life. He was the first African-American to play the PGA and the first to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
There was a time when none of this seemed possible. Jackie Robinson’s courageous integration of Major League Baseball in 1946 is widely and appropriately credited for changing the American sports landscape forever. O... Read more

Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' doc on Netflix is black excellence

April 19, 2019

In April 2018, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter stood in her full goddess glory and drawled, "Coachella, you ready?"

The music festival wasn't ready, nor was the world, for what the pop star turned out: two nights of performances that were as much about history as they were history in the making.
Thanks to Netflix, we now have some insight into the performance that la... Read more

The misogynist trolls attacking Katie Bouman are the tip of the trashpile

April 19, 2019
he researcher Dr Katie Bouman played a leading role in taking the first photograph of a black hole. A photo of the 29-year-old Bouman taken the moment the photo was processed shows her with her hands clasped in front of her mouth, looking at the camera with a mix of shock and excitement. It went viral – both a testament to the groundbreaking work itself and a moment of vic... Read more

Categories: Media

Michelle Obama's Book Tour Style Is A Lesson In Power Suiting

April 19, 2019

When Michelle Obama walked onstage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in December 2018 wearing a pair of sparkly, thigh-high stiletto Balenciaga boots to promote her book “Becoming,” one thing became abundantly clear: her book tour style would prove as exciting ― and perhaps even more fun to watch ― as her style over four years in the White House.

Following th... Read more

Louisiana Man Accused of Burning 3 Black Churches Faces Hate Crime Charges

April 18, 2019
Louisiana prosecutors have charged Holden Matthews with three hate crimes, one for each of the black churches he’s accused of burning down in St. Landry Parish.
The hate crime charges were added to several counts of arson involving a religious building, BuzzFeed News reports. Matthews, the son of a local sheriff’s deputy, pleaded not guilty on Monday to all the char... Read more

Categories: Media

Detroit's Only Black-Owned Grocery Store May Be Opening Sooner Than Later!

April 17, 2019
Although there are a lot of Black-owned businesses in the city of Detroit, there are no known Black-owned grocery stores. But one local entrepreneur, Raphael Wright, is planning to open what he says will be the first and only grocery store in the city owned by an African American.
Two years ago, Wright started the efforts to increase representation in terms of ownership in Detroit.... Read more

Florida governor says 27 possible graves have been found near a controversial boys reform school

April 17, 2019

Nearly eight years after shutting its doors following a bone-chilling 111-year legacy of abuse, Florida's Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys is still unearthing dark secrets.

Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote that "anomalies consistent with possible graves," were discovered at a site near the defunct Marianna, Florida, school during a recent ground pollution cleanup.
Un... Read more

Categories: Media, Homegoing

Arts Conservatory for Teens' Co-Founder Alex Harris on Tampa Bay's Morning Blend

April 16, 2019
Arts Conservatory for Teens' Co-Founder and CEO, Alex Harris, sits down with Tampa Bay Morning Blend's Co-host, Natalie Taylor, to discuss the mission, what's on the horizon for ACT and how arts education can be a powerful catalyst for change in the lives of at-risk, under-served teens in our community.
Visit www.abcactionnews.com to read the full article. ... Read more