'Roots' Remake To Highlight Strong Black Female Narratives

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); The History Channel’s reimagination of Alex Haley’s “Roots” will tell the stories of all its most memorable characters, but viewers can also expect powerful black women to grace the screen, as well.  Actor Malachi Kirby, who stars as Kunta Kinte in the eight-hour miniseries, sat down with The Huffington […]

Ending Hunger for Good

World Hunger Day is May 28. Let’s talk about ending hunger for good. On May 28, groups around the world will come together to honor World Hunger Day, a day that aims to raise awareness about the 795 million people who live in chronic hunger worldwide. It is also a day to foster a dialogue […]

Viral Photo Shows Haiti-Born West Point Cadet Overwhelmed By How Far He's Come

This powerful image encapsulates one graduate’s overwhelming feelings of accomplishment and gratitude.  A photograph taken of Second Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache at his graduation from West Point went viral this week. Idrache, who was born in Haiti, has tears streaming down his face in the image. “At this moment, I was overwhelmed with emotions. Three […]

Twitter Perfectly Sums Up The Problems Every Black Girl Faces At The Salon

If you’ve ever been to a black-owned hair salon, you know the absolute strife you have to endure on the road to trying to have laid edges and slayed hair. From unnecessarily long hours under the dryer to getting burned one too many times by the flat iron, Black Twitter hilariously encompassed the unique service customers […]

Bill O'Reilly: Black Lives Matter Is 'Killing Americans'

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday night claimed the Black Lives Matter movement was responsible for killing Americans. “The O’Reilly Factor” host pointed to rising murder rates in some of the country’s larger cities and blamed the so-called “Ferguson Effect,” a term used to describe how the attention on excessive […]

The Education System Is Rigged Against Low-Income Students, Even In Kindergarten

Students born into poverty enter kindergarten at a disadvantage to more affluent peers. As they advance through the grades, they receive lower test scores. They’re more likely to drop out and less likely to enter higher education.  The all-too-familiar cycle, in some ways, is getting worse, according to data in a new report from the National […]

Empathy for the Young Black Men in Chicago

Friday, May 20, 2016 a little before 4pm, a 49 year old Chicago woman was tragically shot and killed while exiting Starbucks two blocks away from Chicago Police Department Headquarters. Yvonne Nelson, a city employee with the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, was killed by a gunman allegedly targeting a young man near the […]