Retired Black NFL Players Want League to End Algorithm That Assumes Black Men Have Lower Cognitive Skills, Making It Harder for Them to Receive Awards from $1 Billion Brain Injury Settlement

Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of "race-norming" to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL's $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory. Former Washington running back Ken Jenkins, 60, and his wife... Continue Reading →

Vancouver Police Apologize After Wrongly Handcuffing 81-year-old Black Judge While He Was Out on a Morning Walk – After They Claimed He Matched the Description of an Assault Suspect Half His Age

Vancouver police have apologized after five officers wrongly handcuffed and detained a retired black judge while he was out on his morning walk. Selwyn Romilly - who made history as the first black judge appointed to British Columbia's Supreme Court back in 1995 - was strolling along the Stanley Park foreshore on Friday morning when... Continue Reading →

PODCAST: If You Desire to Get Married, Here Is How to Get a Good Man (Class 84 of “The Ramp” to the Highway of Success Course for Young Women)

Gospel Light Society Podcasts · Class 84 of "The Ramp" to the Highway of Success Course for Young Women Welcome to Class 84 of "The Ramp" to the Highway of Success course for young women. I am Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society, working in partnership with the Martin Luther King Senior Institute... Continue Reading →

Spelman College to Name Renovated Arts Center After Alumna LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Her Husband Samuel L. Jackson

Spelman College will name its Performing Arts Center after alumna LaTanya Richardson Jackson, who credits the Atlanta school with launching her acclaimed acting career, and her movie star husband, Samuel L. Jackson. The couple have agreed to contribute an undisclosed amount to the college for the center’s renovation, which is scheduled to be completed between... Continue Reading →

Attorney Benjamin Crump Says He Receives ‘More Death Threats Than I Would Like’ but Believes Equal Rights is ‘Worth Dying For’

Attorney Benjamin Crump has represented the families and victims of some of the most prominent civil rights cases in the country, ranging from the shooting of Trayvon Martin to the murder of George Floyd. Those cases, and his strategy of bringing those stories to the media, have resulted in death threats, which he takes seriously,... Continue Reading →

Former Miss America Debbye Turner Bell to Release Memoir “Courageous Faith: A Lifelong Pursuit of Faith Over Fear” on August 3

Dr. Debbye Turner Bell was crowned Miss America in 1990. However, there is more to her story than what may meet the eye. According to a press release, her inspirational memoir called Courageous Faith: A Lifelong Pursuit of Faith Over Fear will be released on Aug. 3, 2021. Turner Bell reportedly shares some brow-raising details from her life, in... Continue Reading →

Merck’s Kenneth Frazier Named Chief Executive Magazine’s 2021 CEO of the Year

Chief Executive magazine today announced that Ken Frazier, Chairman and CEO of Merck, has been named 2021 Chief Executive of the Year by his peer CEOs. Frazier was selected by an independent committee that recognized his exceptional long-term leadership: a decade of unprecedented transformation and growth at Merck—with powerful results for shareholders, patients and society. Since becoming... Continue Reading →

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