Across Black America


For Across Black America week of Feb. 23, 2017

California Ford Motor Company Fund returned as presenting sponsor of the 13th annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium, entitled “Pictures, Power, Progress: Pathways to Inclusion.” The panels focused on key issues impacting the lack of diversity and inclusion within the entertainment ...

Across Black America week of Feb. 16, 2017.

California What was intended to be an homage to Sen. Maxine Waters (CA-43) turned messy real quickly, after news site AJ+ referred to her as “sassy.”

Across Black America Week of Feb. 2, 2017.

California Jessica L.A. Pipkins has been selected as the new president of the Black Public Relations Society's Los Angeles (BPRS-LA) chapter. Pipkins takes the helm from Shawn Smith, who served for the last four years. Pipkins brings with her an ...

Across Black America Week of Jan. 26, 2017.

Alabama The Root and the New York Times (NYT) are reporting that the Talladega College band's trip to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration was mostly funded by fans of Fox's “The O'Reilly Factor.” The HBCU's president, Billy Hawkins, Ph.D., appeared ...

Across Black America Week of Jan. 19, 2017.

Alabama President-elect Donald Trump struggled to find performers for his inauguration ceremony.

Across Black America week of Jan. 12, 2017.

Alabama Voter suppression is alive and well, and a case in Alabama's Black Belt proves it, reports The Root. When the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced the closure of 31 driver's license offices in 2015, a journalist in the state ...

Across Black America

California Susan Burton, founder of Los Angeles-based A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (ANWOL), cycled in and out of prison six times before finally receiving rehabilitation treatment for substance misuse.

Across Black America Week of Dec. 15, 2016.

Alabama An employee at a lingerie store has been fired after reportedly telling two Black women to leave. Kimberly Houzah was shopping at a Victoria’s Secret in Oxford on Dec. 7, when she and another Black woman were asked to ...

Across Black America Week of Dec. 8, 2016.

Alabama/Georgia About a year and a half after ex-NBA legend Charles Barkley gave Morehouse College $1 million in support of the Atlanta-based school’s new sports and journalism program, he is doing the same for two other HBCUs. Barkley announced on ...

Across Black America

California A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project will host its 18th annual gala Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Omni Los Angeles. This year’s event, with the theme “Passing the Torch … Igniting the Spirit of Leadership,” will honor six ...

Across Black America

Alabama On Nov. 16, Talladega City Manager Patrick Bryant reported that a police officer had been fired after posting racist posts to Facebook. The posts were allegedly captured in screen grabs from Officer Joel Husk’s account, with one from Last ...

Trump sorting through resumes

As president-elect Donald Trump has continued shuffling through prospective candidates for his administration and even announced a plan to address the challenges to contemporary Black America, there is a seemingly odd but typical occurrence happening.

Across Black America

Across Black America Week of Nov. 17, 2016.Across Black America Week of Nov. 17, 2016.

Across Black America week of Nov. 10, 2016.

The White House hosted a Princess Party on Oct. 7 for 115 Black girls to celebrate literacy and Black excellence. The event, which was led by 6-year-old Jordan West, author of “Princess for a Day,” was held at the Department ...

Across Black America

California The Associated Press reports that activists are suing Los Angeles police and prosecutors, arguing that sweeping gang injunctions violate the civil rights of thousands of people.