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Spelman College Elects Campbell 10th President

Spelman College Board of Trustees has electedDr. Mary Schmidt Campbellas the 10th president of Spelman College. Dr. Campbell is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and university professor in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University. Through a rigorous assessment process, members of…

NYPD Revises Police-Brutality History

By Sheryl Estrada 1 Police Plaza Edits made to Wikipedia entries describing events surrounding the deaths of Eric Garner, Sean Belland Amadou Diallo, including allegations of police brutality, have been linked to computers on the New York Police Department’s network. The edits tried to make the details of the events…

Lack of Diversity Costing Hollywood Money

By Sheryl Estrada According to “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script,” which makes a correlation between diversity and revenue in Tinseltown, business as usual “may soon be unsustainable” as “diversity sells.” The report is the second in a series from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies…

Racist Comment About Michelle Obama Gets Fashion Critic Fired

UPDATE: March 13, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. EST Rodner Figueroa, former Univision host, has written an open letterapologizing to First Lady Michelle Obama. Our original story continues: March 12, 2015 By Sheryl Estrada Fashion critic Rodner Figueroa, a frequent contributor on Univision’s entertainment news show El Gordo y La Flaca,…

Study: Specialized High Schools Less Likely to Accept Blacks, Latinos

By Sheryl Estrada via Flickr The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is a priority for a New York City eighth-grade student seeking entrance into one of eight specialized high schools known for their elite curriculum. The two-and-a-half hour test is currently the only measure for acceptance to these schools,…

Ben Carson: Homosexuality Is a Choice, Prisons Make You Gay

Potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson affirmed that he believes homosexuality is a choice, arguing that view is proven by the U.S. prison system. During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the two discussed same-gender marriage. Even though the Supreme Court is expected to decide this…

Warriors to Summits Program Helps Veterans Find Hope

By Sheryl Estrada Veterans and transitioning service members with disabilities have the opportunity to overcome barriers and unleash their potential. The Warriors to Summits program is an initiative of No Barriers USA’s No Barriers Warriors program. Through mountain-climbing expeditions, which have taken place in Asia, South America and the U.S.,…

Cleveland: Tamir Rice to Blame for His Own Death

By Sheryl Estrada Update: March 3, 2015 at 9:07 a.m. EST Cleveland Mayor Frank Jacksonapologized on Mondayfor the choice of language the city used in court fillings stating Tamir Rice’s actions caused hisdeath. “In an attempt to protect all of our defenses we used words and we phrased things in…

NYPD Commissioner Says Police Caused 'Worst Parts of Black History'

By Sheryl Estrada NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton During a Black History Month event on Tuesday at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens, New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton made an unexpected comment that police caused “many of the worst parts of Black history.” Bratton said…