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A Detroit gym—owned and operated by professional boxer Tony Harrison—held a prom dress drive for underserved teens.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has launched a youth program dedicated to preserving sites tied to Black achievement and…
#BlackExcellence: Kellin McGowan became the first Black student in St. Thomas High School's history to be named valedictorian.
The viral photo of a toddler staring at Michelle Obama’s portrait in amazement is the inspiration behind a new children’s…
Philando Castile’s mother paid off the lunch debt for high school students in Minnesota.
Theo Shaw, one of the Jena 6 defendants, is now a lawyer.
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.
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