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Medal of Honor – U.S. Navy SEAL Senior Chief Edward C. Byers, Jr

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to U.S. Navy SEAL Senior Chief Edward C. Byers, Jr. ...

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Black female physicist awarded $1.1M grant for cancer research

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green's research uses lasers to treat cancer without the side effects of chemo and radiation BY ELISA LALA PhillyVoice Staff labama scientist Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the U.S. – has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to further develop a new patent-pending cancer treatment technology, The Alabama Media Group reports. Green's research uses ...

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Six Year Old Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Florida

February 21, 2016 A 6-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing with his friends in Pinewood, just north of Miami, and police and the boy's family are taking on the area's entrenched anti-snitch culture in hopes of persuading witnesses to come forward. was playing Saturday afternoon in Blue Lake Village when "two unknown black males exited a dark four-door sedan and began shooting, striking Carter. The gu ...

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106-Year-Old Woman Visits the White House

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Last ‘Angola 3’ Inmate to Be Freed After Decades in Solitary

NEW ORLEANS — Albert Woodfox, who has spent nearly all of the past four decades in solitary confinement and was facing his third trial for a 1972 murder, will be set free Friday as part of a plea deal with Louisiana prosecutors, his lawyer, George Kendall said. Mr. Woodfox, who has long maintained his innocence in the murder of a prison guard, Brent Miller, pleaded no contest to lesser charges of manslaught ...

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month ...

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Finishing Fence of Slain Baltimore Father Becomes Cause

Community members and leaders helped to build the fence that Kendall Fenwick wanted around his house to give his children a safe space to play but was gunned down before he could do so. Photo by Brelaun Douglas, HU News Service                                   BALTIMORE -- Concerned residents, friends, political figures and police officers came together to finish what a slain father had started. Kendal Fen ...

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Local Missouri NAACP Chapter Opens Up Discrimination Hotline In Wake Of Mizzou Threats

On Friday, the Jefferson City branch said Mizzou students can call 1-844-NAACP-HELP to anonymously report threats to law enforcement. Students who live off campus and in the surrounding areas of Mizzou are also welcome to call. President of the NAACP chapter, Nimrod Chapel, tells The Huffington Post the idea came to fruition out of concern for the safety of students. After a week full of protests against ra ...

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Happy Veterans Day

Do you know why we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11? The history of the holiday dates all the way back to the end of World War I. Although the war didn't officially end until June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, an armistice months earlier swiftly ended hostile combat. That time is known as the eleventh hour – coming on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, which is why Novemb ...

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“Boys from the hood; Doing good”

An interview with Prophet John McGill. This is the first in a number of interviews from the series: "Boys from the hood; Doing good". This series is the brain child of Prophet McGill as he has shared his story of near death experience, being exonerated for a crime he did not commit and the death of both parents as he laid on his death bed. Prophet McGill and his team, consisting of him and Publisher Bobby R ...

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