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Actress Angela Bassett and Black billionaire Robert F. Smith will receive honorary degrees from Morehouse College.
Janina Simmons is the first Black woman to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School.
The Ida B. Wells Society is combating the lack of diversity in newsrooms by hosting workshops for Black investigative journalists.
Kenny Mitchell has become Snapchat’s first Black C-suite executive.
Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Verizon for the creation of a tech-focused music education program.
Actress Viola Davis is spreading awareness about the diabetes epidemic through a new documentary.
A Georgia athlete who was paralyzed after a car accident is determined to run again.
Spelman College took home the title at the annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament.
Rapper T.I. teamed up with the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to bail out nonviolent offenders for Easter.
Aretha Franklin was posthumously honored with a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.
A Black inventor is aiming to teach youth the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through the creation of a board game.
Hennessy has pledged $10 million for the creation of an HBCU fellowship program.
Howard University and Lionsgate have created an internship program for students interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.
Peggy Alford is the first Black woman to be nominated to join Facebook’s board of directors.
The students at LeBron James’ I Promise School have exceeded their expected growth in math and reading.
An 8-year-old is being hailed a hero after curing his brother and sister of sickle cell disease.
James Shaw Jr. was honored by the Justice Department for his courageous efforts during the Waffle House shooting last year.
A second-grader who highlighted the legacy of Bessie Coleman for a school project got the opportunity to meet the late…
Glenda Phillips Hightower—the first Black student to be accepted into Elon University—received an honorary doctorate degree from the institution.
A millennial entrepreneur is on a mission to open up Detroit’s only Black-owned grocery store.