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Temple University Selects First Black President In Its 137-Year History

“I am honored by the board’s selection and excited to lead one of the nation’s premier urban research universities,” Dr. Wingard said in a statement released by the university.

Traveling While Black? Try Historic Berlin

“Berlin is a city filled with art, culture, and history,” Kesi Irvin, who quit her job on Wall Street six years ago and is a self-described Black solo-female traveler, told NNPA Newswire. She noted that the city is open about its dark history and offers many tours regarding the old and hateful Nazi regime. “I would recommend going on one of the Underground Berlin tours, which shows how people escaped from East to West Berlin,” Irvin remarked.

Amazon Donates $1 Million To Local Groups Supporting Communities Of Color

Amazon announced that it is donating a total $1 million to 13 community-based organizations that support communities of color in Seattle's Central Area.

Study: 2.3 Million Black Students Lack Access To Summer Learning Programs

While nearly 1.9 million Black children took part in a structured summer experience in 2019, 2.3 million more would have been enrolled if a program were available to them, their parents said.

Seattle Becomes First Major U.S. City To Fully Vaccinate 70 Percent Of Residents 12 And Older

Currently, 78 percent of the Seattle population 12 years-old and older has begun the vaccination process, but has not yet completed the series, which is also one of the nation’s highest vaccinations rates.

White House Announces Actions Aimed At Building Black Wealth

President Joe Biden announced new actions that could impact economic development in America's Black communities.

Highline College To Honor Humboldt State University President Dr. Tom Jackson With Distinguished Alumnus Award

“While at Highline College, the opportunity to find success as a first-generation student helped me find confidence to progress academically, and later succeed in higher education as a career,” Jackson said. “The advisors in student government mentored me, and the coach of the track team further mentored me as a younger person in the pursuit of a degree and student engagement.”

Top Basketball Recruit Nolan Hickman Is Already Giving Back Through His Foundation

While most young student athletes are working on their grades and their athletic skills to help prepare themselves for the next level, Hickman is busy finding ways to make a difference in the lives of others.

CDC Director Urges Parents To Get Their Teens Vaccinated

“I ask parents, relatives, and close friends to join me and talk with teens about the importance of these prevention strategies and to encourage them to get vaccinated,” Dr. Walensky exclaimed.

Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants To Unite The Diaspora

“One of the things I wanted to drive home is this connection of colonial violence that makes capitalism possible. Without this history of colonial violence, not only is capitalism not possible, neither is White supremacy and the industrialization of Europe as we currently know it.”

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Visit South Lake Union Community Center Online Open House

SPR and the design team from NBBJ have collected community feedback and are excited to share how the input has helped shape the schematic design, floor plan and programming spaces.

White House To Focus On New Vaccination Milestones As U.S. Is Expected To Miss July 4 Goal

"We've made tremendous progress in our vaccination efforts to date, and the ultimate goal has been to get America back to normal, as you said, and we're looking forward to doing that even here at the White House," press secretary Jen Psaki said this week.

Carl Nassib Of Las Vegas Raiders Is First Active NFL Player To Announce He Is Gay

"I just think that representation and visibility are so important," he said. "I actually hope that one day videos like this and the whole coming out process are just not necessary. But until then, I'm going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting, that's compassionate."

Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Turn 20

A spectacular feat of engineering, the man-made islands of Palm Jumeirah are 20 years old this year.

Canada To Ease Mandatory Quarantine On Some Arrivals

From just before midnight on July 5, Canadians and permanent residents who've received a full course of a coronavirus vaccine accepted by the government can leave isolation early of if they test negative for Covid on entry.