Zaila Avant-garde wins 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

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          “Hands that once picked cotton are now picking Presidents”By: DL White Lana Cooper-Jones, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, Councilwoman Monica Montgomery Steppe, and Gloria Cooper and Nathan Fletcher celebrate 50th annual Juneteenth in San Diego, CA. Freedom Day, 19th of June, Juneteenth, Emancipation Day. However,

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Although Covid cases are declining Essence Magazine opted to move forward with its 2021 ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola—the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience. Incorporating virtual  for the second year in light of the pandemic, this year’s event will live up

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