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President Joe Biden Appoints Taraji P. Henson and NBA’s Chris Paul to HBCU Advisory Board

President Joe Biden is naming actor Taraji P. Henson and the NBA’s Chris Paul to a presidential advisory board on historically Black colleges and universities.  They are among nine men and nine women Biden is appointing to the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCU’s, the White House announced Thursday. The board is tasked with advancing the goal of the of […]

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Rhymes with Reason Teams Up with the Detroit Pistons to Reward Students for Educational Excellence

San Diego, CA, (March 30, 2022) — Rhymes with Reason, an Educational Technology company that aims to democratize English language literacy through music, is proudly launching an initiative with the Detroit Pistons and SAY Detroit that started in January 2022, and allows Detroit area students (who attend SAY Detroit) to cash in learning badges earned on

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Anthropologist on a mission to remove racial prejudices from the study of Black hair 

In an undergraduate biological anthropology class in 2011, Tina Lasisi heard a lesson about human skin tones that would change the course of her career. The professor displayed maps comparing the distributions of ultraviolet radiation and degrees of skin pigmentation around the world. Both overlapped almost perfectly. “That was just very much a ‘eureka!’ moment for me,” says

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Essence Black Women in Hollywood Honorees: Nia Long, Aunjanue Ellis, Quinta Brunson and Chanté Adams 

March 2, 2022) New York, N.Y.—ESSENCE announces its slate of honorees for its milestone 15th anniversary ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards. As one of Hollywood’s most highly coveted events during awards season,ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood recognizes the extraordinary achievements of the industry’s most inspiring Black women who are helping diverse Black stories to be

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partners with Rhymes with Reason to Bring Literacy to Students through Music and Lyrics

This year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show features not one, not two, but five different hip-hop artists as the headlining acts: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 cent (Curtis Jackson) Eminem and, Kendrick Lamar. All of the performs mentioned have used their power of hip-hop and rap to make an impact by speaking up for generations and

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Zaila Avant-garde the FIRST African-American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Thursday in the ESPN-televised national finals,14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde from Harvey, Louisiana, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, making her the first African-American to win the prestigious honor. Well-rounded Avant-gard, a basketball prodigy has earned more recognition for her athletic prowess than her achievements in spelling. She is has appeared in a commercial with Stephen Curry

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The 33rd Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision Pay Tribute to Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Amanda Gorman and more

 The Ms. Foundation for Women, the nation’s first and oldest women’s foundation, hosted The 33rd Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision, which paid tribute to the remarkable achievements of those whose courage and leadership move our society toward a more just and inclusive world, and raised funds that will help support women-led nonprofits and community

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