Steven Williams appointed to Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Foods North America
PepsiCo, Inc. announced that Steven Williams, currently senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Frito-Lay’s U.S....
Howard University Rises in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Graduate School Rankings
Howard University’s graduate programs in social work, business, education, and law increased in the annual national rankings...
Black Restaurant Week Serves Up Cuisine And Cocktails
Enticing foodies across the nation with the soulful flavors and tantalizing aromas of Pan-African cuisine, Black Restaurant Week...
Art
This February, experience Black history told by those making it, during the 10-year celebration of AT&T 28 Days. Emerging stars who are making history today, such as YouTube sensations Denzel Dion, Khadi Don and Maya Washington, as well as young, up-and-coming filmmakers Nefertite Nguvu and Gabrielle... Read more
‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay among three Freedom Award recipients
The slave narratives of Frederick Douglass, the “I Have a Dream” speech of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the “Black Lives Matter” meme of today’s protesters all testify to the power of words in the struggle for social justice in America. So it’s no surprise... Read more
African-American women’s lives — with a piano in the middle
Imagine an August Wilson play performed by the African American a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, and you’re getting close to the feeling evoked by Nambi E. Kelley’s lyrical “For Her as a Piano,” now in a world premiere with Pegasus Theatre Chicago. Kelley... Read more
‘Star Wars’ and diversity could draw more Oscar viewers, film academy president says
Every year, the producers of the Oscar telecast have to please two distinct audiences: the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sitting inside the Dolby Theatre and the nearly 40 million regular moviegoers tuning into the show at home. At February’s Oscars,... Read more
Ali, Holder, rapper Nas among 2015 DuBois Medal recipients
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones are among the 2015 recipients of Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Medal. This year’s winners will gather Wednesday at Harvard for an awards ceremony and panel discussion. Ali, who is battling Parkinson’s disease, will... Read more