Tag: President Obama

Confederate Flag Raised Again at South Carolina State Capitol

By Sheryl Estrada In light of the police-related deaths ofAlton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the killing of five Dallas police officers, the South Carolina Secessionist Party was asked by law enforcement to postpone a previously planned rally toraise the Confederate flag on state capitol grounds Sunday. The group refused, and…

Muhammad Ali: The Loss of a Legend

Muhammad Ali, considered worldwide as “The Greatest” to ever enter a boxing ring, died at 9:10 p.m. Friday at a Phoenix, Arizona-area hospital. He was 74 years old. The boxing champion spent 32 years fighting Parkinson’s disease but succumbed to septic shock due to unspecified natural causes, according to Ali’s…

Black Women at West Point Accused of Being ‘Political’

UPDATE:West Point Clears Black Cadets, Photo is About ‘Unity’ By Sheryl Estrada The image of 16 West Point cadets in uniform outside a U.S. Military Academy barracks with their fists raised has been circulating social media.West Point is investigating whether the women’s raised fists are in support of the Black…

President Obama, Misty Copeland Discuss Body Image and Race

By Sheryl Estrada Ballerina Misty Copeland and President Barack Obama In an interview released on Monday,President Barack Obama and ballerina Misty Copeland expressed the importance of women having a healthy body image. As two African Americans who have reached thepinnacleoftheir respective careers, they sat down with Time magazine to discuss…