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Black woman named Deputy Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, making history

     For the first time, a Black woman was named deputy director at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports. ...

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District 4 runoff candidates meet in a debate as early voting gets underway

 The race ultimately could come down to whether voters trust an experienced hand in the process or are looking for a change. The two remaining candidates in the District 4 race represent both ends of the spectrum. ...

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Racial profiling and teaching while Black at VCU

     It comes amid a string of incidents — some of which have gone viral on social media — in which white people called the police on Black people for ordinary activities like sleeping in their university dorm and holding a barbecue in a public park. ...

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Anthony Browder makes history as the first African American to lead and fund an archeological excavation project in Egypt

Washington DC’s own, Anthony “Tony” Browder makes history as the first African American to lead and fund an archeological excavation project in Egypt. In May 2018, Mr. Browder, his daughter Atlantis Tye Browder, and the ASA Restoration Project excavation team discovered 2700-year-old Kushite artifacts that were recently installed in the Egyptian Museum in Luxor. ...

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NAACP’s Tiffany Dena Loftin honored at Black Girls Vote Ball

     The Rising Star Award is bestowed upon a person for their clear demonstration and dedication to changing the world we live in for the better. ...

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Stacey Abrams is not done with Brian Kemp and his Jim Crow tactics

      Stacey Abrams may have acknowledged that Brian Kemp won the election for governor of Georgia, but she is not giving up on fighting for every vote to be counted. Several law-suits have been filed against Kemp, and now Abrams is reportedly filing another one. ...

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Waters statement on the 2018 sdMidterm Election Results

“For the last two years, Republicans in Congress have served as accomplices to Trump and have completely neglected Congress’ oversight responsibilities, enabling corruption and destructive policies to run rampant. ...

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Marian Wright Edelman Stepping Aside From CDF

  “Though we face unprecedented challenges and threats to the safety and well-being of America’s children, we refuse to go backwards. No matter who holds the reins of political power, CDF will move forward in our mission to Leave No Child Behind and ensure that every child has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage into adulthood,” she said ...

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Pelosi announces push for Staff Diversity for New U.S House

     A new House Diversity Initiative would create a permanent office in the House with sufficient staff to help recruit and retain diverse employees according to staff. Much of the pressure over the last few years regarding the diversity issue on Capitol Hill has come as a result of study and effort by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies headed by Spencer Overton.  ...

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None of the 28 Top Staffers in House and Senate are People of Color

 “The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in the nation’s history and it’s imperative that the diversity among senior and mid-level staff reflect the diversity of America,” said Don Bell, the director of the Black Talent Initiative at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. ...

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