Month: August 2020

Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43 After 4-Year Fight With Colon Cancer

Subject Black Icons; Chadwick Boseman; Untimely Death Description The actor played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe. Creator Ryan Pearson Source https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chadwick-boseman-dead-43-cancer-black-panther_n_5f49b8fdc5b64f17e13dcd09 Publisher huffpost.com File

Racism Denied Auburn’s First Black Student a Master’s Degree. At 86, He Returned

Subject Higher Education; Racism Description With his hair now salt-and-pepper gray, Harold A. Franklin wore a red-striped tie over an elegant black suit with a handkerchief tucked in the lapel as he walked across the campus of Auburn University. Creator DeNeen L. Brown Source https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/08/30/auburn-university-harold-franklin-racism-masters-degree/ Publisher washingtonpost.com File

Racism Denied Auburn’s First Black Student a Master’s Degree. At 86, He Returned

Subject Higher Education; Racism Description With his hair now salt-and-pepper gray, Harold A. Franklin wore a red-striped tie over an elegant black suit with a handkerchief tucked in the lapel as he walked across the campus of Auburn University. Creator DeNeen L. Brown Source https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/08/30/auburn-university-harold-franklin-racism-masters-degree/ Publisher washingtonpost.com File

From Sharing the Same Role to Wakanda Forever: Chadwick Boseman’s Lasting Bond With Michael B. Jordan

Subject Black Panther; Actors on Actors; Tribute Description “What a journey it’s been,” Chadwick Boseman, who died on Friday at the age of 43, wrote in an affectionate message to Michael B. Jordan last year. Creator Maria Pasquini Source https://people.com/movies/chadwick-boseman-michael-b-jordan-friendship/ Publisher people.com File

LeBron James Speaks Candidly About Shooting of Jacob Blake: ‘We Are Scared As Black People in America’

Subject Jacob Blake; Police Brutality; NBA Description LeBron James spoke out about the Jacob Blake shooting while other teams considered boycotting games. Creator Jon Greig Source https://blavity.com/lebron-james-speaks-candidly-about-shooting-of-jacob-blake-we-are-scared-as-black-people-in-america?category1=news&category2=Social-Justice Publisher blavity.com File

High School Twins From Louisiana Receive $1.3 Million Each In Academic Scholarships

Subject Education; Higher Education; Louisiana Description Twin brothers Brin and Nial Wilson, senior students at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, received a total of over $1.3 million each in academic scholarships. Creator BLACK ENTERPRISE Editors Source https://www.blackenterprise.com/high-school-twins-from-louisiana-earn-1-3-million-each-in-academic-scholarships/ Publisher blackenterprise.com File

Washington Football Team Announces Historic New NFL Leader

Subject Washington Football Team; First Black Team President; NFL Description The team announced Jason Wright, who played in the NFL for 7 years, was a team captain and NFLPA representative during the 2011 lockout, as the first Black team president in league history. Creator ABC News Source https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/video/washington-football-team-announces-historic-nfl-leader-72415474 […]

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