Across Black America


Across Black America Week of July 20, 2017.

California Tatyana Hargrove says she was heading home from buying her dad a Father’s Day gift on June 18 when she stopped to take a sip of water in the 103-degree heat. When she turned around, she says, three Bakersfield ...

Across Black America week of July 13, 2017.

Alabama While test scores in Alabama schools generally mirror poverty levels, low income is only one factor impacting learning, research has shown, reports AL.com. The Alabama state department of education chief academic officer, Dr. Barbara Cooper, is charged with improving ...

Across Black America week of July 6, 2017.

California Variety reports that Jay Z and Beyoncé brought their newly born twins home from the hospital last week not to the swanky estate in L.A.’s Holmby Hills they rented a couple of years ago at a reported rate of ...

Across Black America week of June 29, 2017.

California A teenager battling cancer, who inspired the Golden State Warriors, achieved yet another victory. WPVI-TV reports that Darryl Aikens graduated from McClymonds High School in Oakland on June 9. The road to graduation was fraught with aggressive treatments and ...

Across Black America week of June 22, 2017.

California The parent of a Black student at Monta Vista High School filed a lawsuit against the Fremont Union High School District, alleging the district failed to take proper disciplinary action against several students who created a “kill list” targeting ...

Across Black America Week of June 15, 2017

California The World Champion Golden State Warriors have brought glory to the state while other major sports teams in the state are faltering and even moving away. But now there are rumors that Oakland will lose the champions to its ...

Across Black America week of June 8, 2017.

Arizona The fierce—and at times—violent battle over whether U.S. Civil War memorials recognizing Confederate soldiers should remain standing has reached Arizona, reports ArizonaCentral.com. African-American leaders last week called for the swift removal of six Confederate monuments around the state.

Across Black America week of June 1, 2017.

Alabama A new bill signed into law May 25 by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) protects Confederate monuments in the state, even as other states have started to do away with them, reports the Huffington Post.

Across Black America week of May 25, 2017.

Alabama A Black judge has refused to recuse himself from a case over a White police officer’s shooting of a Black man, accusing his defense lawyers of wrongly injecting race into the case, reports the Independent. Montgomery County Circuit Judge ...

Across Black America week of May 18, 2017

California Another positive use for medical marijuana has been targeted by actress and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg, who recently launched a new cannabis line - available only in California at this time - that is specifically designed to relieve painful ...

Across Black America week of May 11, 2017

California Students protesting what they believe is a “hostile climate” toward Blacks at the University of California Santa Cruz were locked inside an administrative building for three days until they scored a sweeping victory on May 4, reports KSBW 8 ...

Across Black America week of May 4, 2017.

California The Los Angeles Family Housing's (LAFH) 18th annual awards were held last week with Ice Cube among the many notables attending at The Lot in West Hollywood.

Across Black America week of April 27, 2017

California Kori Ali Muhammad told his family there was a war going on between Blacks and Whites in America, reports the L.A. Times.

Across Black America week of April 20, 2017

California The Sacramento Police Department on April 11 announced a formal investigation into the actions of one of their officers who was seen slamming a Black man

Across Black America Week of April 13, 2017.

California When Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards asked Shonda Rhimes to join the health care organization’s national board, Rhimes responded with the word she wrote the book on: a resounding “yes.” The two powerhouse women talked to Elle magazine about ...