The Harlem Globetrotters join World Vision’s #GOATee for a Good Cause campaign
This month, the Harlem Globetrotters are partnering with the Christian humanitarian agency World Vision to grow a #GOATee for a Good Cause, raising awareness about how goats and other livestock gifts are helping to break the cycle of poverty in developing countries.  Six iconic players and the Globetrotters’ CEO, Kurt Schneider, are dumping their... Read more
TV One’s “News One Now” Devotes to Coverage of Hillary Clinton’s South Carolina Town Hall Meeting
TV One’s News One Now, the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective, is devoting its entire Monday, Nov. 9 (7-8 a.m. ET) broadcast to covering Presidential Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton’s Nov. 7 Orangeburg, South Carolina Town Hall Meeting.... Read more
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 Center on Tuesday.... 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 most recent book.... 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 appear via a... Read more