Team USA is bringing more athletes to Pyeongchang (242) than any nation ever has to a Winter Olympics. This year’s team is also the most diverse of any U.S. winter squad, in terms of both race and gender: The 108 women on the 2018 team are the most of any U.S. team at a Winter Games. Continue reading Bigger Than Ever, And More Diverse: Team USA At The 2018 Winter Olympics
By Joseph Hammond, Urban News Service
When Pat Raynor developed cataracts she hoped her optometrist would simply refer her to a qualified eye surgeon. But the 65-year old Virginia woman said the optometrist who handled her routine eye exams seemed more interested in business than medicine. He pressured her to accept a form of care known as co-management in which he – rather than the surgeon – would handle post-operative checkups.
Continue reading African-Americans at risk from unusual optometry practice
Denise Hamilton left a very successful career in commercial real estate, as well as several other wide-ranging past endeavors, to start WatchHerWork. She elicits elegantly raw, specific and action-focused insights from professional women to help other women navigate successful careers. Continue reading From Real Estate To Tech Startup As An Over-40, African-American Female Founder
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services to present the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra in 2018 Continue reading Sphinx Organization Secures Exclusive Corporate Support of All-Black and –Latino Orchestra
By Santura Pegram
It was once said that boxing great Muhammad Ali believed parents should be very careful when considering the name of their newborn child(ren), because that name will follow the child throughout their lifetime and often serve as an introduction to an unfairly judgmental world.
Continue reading Let Me Tell You About Athalie Range…
There is no denying that African-Americans have had a complex relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department throughout its 149-year existence. Continue reading 1st African-American Female LAPD Captain Continues to Serve Community
Nearly 100 years ago, historian Carter G. Woodson established a week-long commemoration of Black achievements and history. Continue reading 8 Afro Latinos Who Made Important Contributions to US History
February is Black History Month, and Google is kicking it off by honoring Carter G. Woodson, frequently touted as the “Father of Black History,” with a Google Doodle. Continue reading Why Carter G. Woodson Is the ‘Father of Black History’
Laila Ali developed the values of hard work, determination and courage growing up as the youngest child of the legendary boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali. Her own record of 24 wins—21 of which were knockouts—and zero losses has made her the most successful contender in the history of women’s boxing.
Continue reading Laila Ali: Be Unique and Pursue Your Dreams
Suppliers, companies and manufacturers with exciting new products who want to reach millions of consumers and partner with one of America’s fastest-growing retailers that is currently listed #128 on the Fortune 500 list and posted $22 billion in FY 2016 sales, listen up! Continue reading Dollar General Announces Call for New Vendors
Airbnb is adding its first-ever independent director to the board of the nearly decade-old company. On Thursday, Airbnb announced that Kenneth Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, will be joining its board of directors. Continue reading Airbnb Adds Outgoing American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault To Board of Directors
Marsai Martin is set to have a big moment with Little.
The Black-ish breakout is attached to star in the Universal comedy that centers on a woman who gets the chance to relive the carefree life as her younger self (Martin), when the pressures of adulthood become too much. Continue reading ‘Black-ish’ Breakout Marsai Martin to Star in ‘Little’