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...
Levar Burton recalls tv roles while touting power of education
With an English teacher for a mother, LeVar Burton grew up in an environment where reading was “mandatory.” “In my house, you either read a book, or she hit you upside the head with one,” he told a group of several hundred at the Scranton Cultural... Read more
Author Wil Haygood examines Supreme Court nomination of Thurgood Marshall
Journalist Wil Haygood has profiled a range of prominent African-Americans: Sammy Davis Jr.; Adam Clayton Powell Jr.; Sugar Ray Robinson; and Eugene Allen, the man who served as butler to eight U.S. presidents. But the Columbus native feels a special connection to the subject of his... 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
Procter & Gamble Commits to Helping 100 Million Girls and Women Build Confidence
P&G announced a new Commitment to Action today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to help 100 million girls and women build confidence. The global goal aims to help girls and women boost and maintain confidence and avoid traps that create negative feelings of self-worth.... Read more
‘The Jemima Code’ explores African-American history through cookbooks
Even if you weren’t born in this country, you can probably imagine Aunt Jemima. Thanks to the still-popular brand of pancakes, the image of a smiling black woman with a head wrap will come to mind. Like Uncle Ben, whose image also continues to grace grocery... Read more