Question of the Week: At the recently held reception kicking off the Conference of Historical Black Colleges and Universities, we asked four HBCU alumni: “What are some of the positive reasons young people should attend a Black Historical College or University?”

April 18, 2014   // 0 Comments

Lanelle Ramey (Morehouse College): “At HBCU’s students have the opportunity to meet/experience individuals of the same race/culture but from various economic and various communalities across the country.”         Michelle Dobbs (Howard University): “At an HBCU, I didn’t have to look any further than right next to me in class to meet people from all over the Dias...

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  • The Life Of Dido Elizabeth Belle Inspires The Upcoming Movie R ...
    April 18, 2014   // 0 Comments
      Huff Post Black Voices On May 2 Fox Searchlight will celebrate the story of Admiral Sir John Lindsay’s daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle, in the aptly titled motion picture, “Belle.” Staring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Matthew Goode the film is inspired by true events of Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of Admiral Lindsay, who was raised […]
  • MC Lyte and Speech From Arrested Development Stop By ‘NewsOne Now ...
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    By NewsOne Now The two veteran Hip-Hop artists dropped by “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin to talk about some of the hottest stories of the day. They weighed in on violence in Chicago and the pushback against Diddy giving Howard University’s commencement speech. Watch what they had to say.


  • 5 Smart Reasons To Eat Eggs
    April 18, 2014   // 0 Comments By Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, for Eggs are beautiful. They are a picture-perfect example of what nature is able to accomplish. They help make us more beautiful by helping both the inside of our body, like our hearts, as well as the outside of our body, like our hair. While eggs have gotten a […]
  • Study: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities
    April 17, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Article courtesy of FOX News via “The Rundown” Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant […]

His & Hers

  • Check Mate: How to prevent infidelity in your relationship
    April 18, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Article courtesy of FOX News via “The Rundown”     Experiencing infidelity in a relationship is a hurtful and damaging experience. However, the reality is that staying faithful to one person can sometimes be challenging. We all have sexual needs and desires, and sometimes it can be very difficult to deny those feelings and uphold […]
  • Study: Couples who sleep close together ‘happier with their ...
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    Article courtesy of The BBC via “The Rundown”    Closeness between couples is reflected in the distance separating them as they sleep, a study has found. Partners who sleep less than an inch apart were more likely to be happy with their relationship than those maintaining a gap wider than 30 inches. Couples making physical […]

National News

  • Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Compares Obama Critics To KKK — Says “ ...
    April 18, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Special to The NorthStar News & Analysis from Black Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who is now 80 years old, recently told USA Today that the Republicans’ constant criticism of President Obama is just one of many areas where not much progress has been made. He said, “Sure, this country has a black […]
  • Court deportations drop 43 percent in past five years
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      Article courtesy of the New York Times via “The Rundown” New deportation cases brought by the Obama administration in the nation’s immigration courts have been declining steadily since 2009, and judges have increasingly ruled against deportations, leading to a 43 percent drop in the number of deportations through the courts in the last five […]

Small Business

  • NBA President: Blacks Should Be ‘Almost Religious’ About Supporti ...
    April 18, 2014   // 0 Comments
      by Hazel Trice Edney       Article via ( — National Bankers Association (NBA) President/CEO Michael Grant says mutual support among black businesses and consumers must become an “almost religious” culture in America if the black community is to ever to attain significant economic strength. “We are aware that our community was hardest hit by […]
  • Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Financial Education Champi ...
    April 17, 2014   // 0 Comments
    by Pepper Miller This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass sits down with the President and CEO of Optimum Capital Management and founder of the Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment Inc., Ryan C. Mack. As appropriate for the month of April, Financial Literacy Month, Mack discusses the benefit of reinvesting […]

World News

  • Nigeria Claims Africa’s Highest GDP, Disputing World Bank&# ...
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      Africa Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network ( –– News headlines worldwide are trumpeting the startling news that Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as having the continent’s healthiest economy. According to newly “rebased” statistics, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is $509.9 billion, which represents the total value […]
  • South Africa’s ANC Under Harsh Spotlight Over Luxury Constr ...
    April 16, 2014   // 0 Comments
    Africa Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network     –TheNorthStarNews ( –– South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is trying to deflect harsh criticism over a finding that President Jacob Zuma’s country residence was upgraded with expensive improvements that were billed to taxpayers. The damning report, released last week, concluded […]