Storybooks Could Be an Early Source of Gender Stereotypes for Children

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Studies have shown that by age 2, children have already started to develop beliefs about gender, including stereotypes that boys are better at math...

Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dies at 90

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Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died, South...

Gainey Announces Transition Plans Despite Potential Covid Diagnosis

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A Transition Team meeting to announce plans for the incoming administration of Mayor-Elect Ed Gainey was scheduled for Monday afternoon at the August Wilson...

U.S. surpasses 800,000 deaths from COVID-19: report

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More than 800,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and this latest report comes as Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to urge Americans to get vaccinated. Since...

Heart Disease-Protective Diabetes Drug Not Used Equitably, Penn Study Finds

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A medication typically used for treating diabetes, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA), could also be used to prevent cardiovascular disease and major cardiovascular...

Deion Sanders shuts down rumors Jackson State paid top recruit Travis Hunter

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Jackson State University football head coach Deion Sanders dispelled rumors on Thursday that someone is paying the Mississippi-based HBCU’s highly coveted high school recruit...

Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson make largest alumnae donation in Spelman history

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Spelman College alumna LaTanya Richardson and her husband Samuel L. Jackson are donating $5M toward the renovation of the college’s John D. Rockefeller Fine...

Susan Hutson becomes first Black woman elected sheriff in Louisiana history

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There’s a new sheriff in town in New Orleans and her name is Susan Hutson. Voters in Orleans Parish made Hutson the first Black woman...

Vice President Kamala Harris spotlights Black maternal health disparities with White House summit

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Comprehensive Black maternal healthcare was front and center at the first ever White House Maternal Health Day of Action on Tuesday, hosted by Vice...

Amazon to launch accelerator program for real estate developers of color

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Online retail giant Amazon is launching a new program to help advance the careers of real estate developers of color and increase diverse voices...