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Top Blacks In Healthcare 2014: Dr. Regina Benjamin

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th United States Surgeon General in July, 2009 and served a four-year term. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American people. Dr. Benjamin served simultaneously as Surgeon General and as the first ...

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Michael Sam: NFL Prospect Announces That He’s Gay

by NewsOne   Staff Sunday afternoon, former University of Missouri lineman Michael Sam, 24, announced to the world what his teammates have known for years. He’s gay.   Though that fact is not earth-shattering in and of itself, Sam’s revelation sparked an avalanche of contentious debates and varied reactions as observers wondered what Sam’s sexuality could mean for football. After all, it is one of the ...

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Violet Palmer: NBA’s Only Female Referee

Violet Palmer Place of Residence: A National Basketball Association arena near you or Los Angeles. Why She’s a Game Changer: Palmer is currently the only female referee in the NBA.   Sometimes longevity under difficult circumstances deserves praise. Palmer became one of two women to infiltrate the all-male referee ranks of the NBA in 1997. Her fellow groundbreaking female referee left after five years, leav ...

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Subway Promises To Remove Plastic Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread

First the popular eatery Subway was called to the mat last year for trying to shortchange the public on the actual size of its much-touted foot-long hero. Now the restaurant chain that prides itself on healthful offerings are front and center for incorporating azodiacarbonamide, a plastic-based additive in the breads that they use, according to USA Today.   The chemical additive has been linked to respirato ...

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Kendrick Johnson’s Family Sues Funeral Home

The family of Kendrick Johnson, 17, the Georgia teen found dead in a wrestling mat in his high school gym last January, has filed a lawsuit against the funeral home who was in charge of his remains, reportsCNN. Johnson’s parents allege that Harrington Funeral Home in Valdosta, Georgia was not only negligent, but committed fraud while handling their son’s body. As previously reported by NewsOne, state medica ...

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National Action Network Kicks Off Black History Month With Beverly Hills Luncheon

(left to right) Mark Ridley-Thomas LA County Board Supervisors District 2, Honorable Aja Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton, Magic Johnson, Danny Bakewell Sr., and Rev. K.W.Tullos President of NAN Los Angeles chapter.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Beverly H ...

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Jordan Davis: Opening Statements In Trial Over Loud Music Death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are presenting their opening statements in the trial of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old teen during an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station. Michael Dunn’s trial is getting under way Thursday, a day after a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates was picked. Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis of ...

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CHAIRMAN’S ALERT – Floyd Adams, Jr. Information

Mayor Floyd Adams, Jr. The People’s Mayor                The Honorable Floyd Adams, Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia, on May 11, 1945, to Floyd “Pressboy” Adams, Sr. and Wilhelmina Anderson Adams. He was the second child and first son of their family.                He is a 1963 graduate of St. Pius X Catholic School. He attended Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York and Armstrong State College, (now Arms ...

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FORMER BROWARD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL COACHES NOW AT THE COLLEGITE LEVEL

Former Dillard High School football coaches are now at the college level. Coach Mark James and Coach Toriano Morgan are now coaching at historic Virginia Union University, a great HBCU. Coach James is the new Head Coach and he has brought his long time coaching teammate Coach Morgan as his offensive coordinator. Good luck coaches!!! ...

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