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Black Man Released From Louisiana’s Angola Prison After 75 Years

(Photos: Twitter)Last week, Henry Montgomery, now 75, was released after nearly six decades in a Louisiana prison for a crime that happened when he was a 17-year-old child.In 1963, when Mr. Montgomery was a child, he was accused of shooting a white East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy just two weeks af...

by BA - 9 hours ago

Florida Memorial University Cuts 18 Academic Programs, Reduces Salaries

This past July, historically Black Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens was placed on “probation for good cause” by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. (See JBHE post.) Earlier, this month the accrediting outlined steps the university must tak...

by BA - 10 hours ago

Some Old Spice, Secret Deodorants Recalled Over Cancer-Causing Chemical

CNN Business:– Procter & Gamble Co. issued a recall for more than a dozen Old Spice and Secret-branded aerosol deodorants and sprays, warning that the products could contain benzene, a cancer-causing agent. The recall notice, published earlier this week, noted that the affected products li...

by BA - 10 hours ago

Black Friday\Cyber Monday: Support These 25 Black-Owned Businesses

(Photo: BlackBusiness.com)Black Friday is the most popular sales day of the year in the United States. Small Business Saturday is also a huge sales day, and Cyber Monday is the most popular day in the states for online sales.Every year during this weekend (which follows the Thanksgiving holiday), re...

by BA - 10 hours ago

FIRST “BEL-AIR” TEASER TRAILER IS HERE!

The first Bel-Air teaser trailer is here and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans are nothing less than excited! The reboot of upcoming Peacock show’s trailer was dropped earlier this week, demonstrating that the sitcom that we all know and love has transformed into something a lot more series. Will...

by BA - 11 hours ago

Scholars To Congress: Circumvent Filibuster, Pass Voting Rights Legislation

(Photo: YouTube)More than 150 political science professors and scholars have issued a statement urging Congress to circumvent the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation in response to Republican attempts to restrict voter access and overturn election results they don’t like.“This is no ordina...

by BA - 11 hours ago

Saint Lucia Group, Cuban Embassy Pay Tribute To Late Fidel Castro

Press Release:– It has been five years since the unforgettable and acknowledged leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, departed his earthly life and, as he predicted, without a doubt, history continues to absolve him. Fidel was a true friend, especially across Latin America and the...

by BA - 11 hours ago

Ishmael Reed’s Play About Jean-Michel Basquiat Premieres In December

(Photos: Ishmael Reed\YouTube)Playwright Ishmael Reed (above left) uses satire to explore aspects of American culture and history overlooked by others. His newest play, "The Slave Who Loved Caviar: A Theatrical Investigation Into the Relationship Between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol," challe...