An international protest for the 300 kidnapped girls in Nigeria has
begun. This week, First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her support for the
girls and set off a social media campaign that is growing in size and
gaining strength worldwide.
JET magazine, a mainstay and legend among Black readers, has ended its print
publication. It was founded in Chicago in 1951 by publisher John H. Johnson, and is the third-largest publication in the African American
As decision day deadline approaches for students to make a decision as
to what college they’re attending in fall of 2014, African American
students and their families are weighing their decisions not solely on a
college’s faculty, but also on student groups, diversity, mentorship
and more importantly, its atmosphere.
In 1944, Harry McAlpin became the first African American reporter to
cover a presidential news conference, but was denied membership to the White House Correspondents’ Association. Saturday night at its 100th anniversary dinner, the Association posthumously honored McAlpin, creating a scholarship in his name.