Subject Fatherhood; Airplane Pilots; Ruben Flowers Description Ruben Flowers stumbled across the photo by accident. It was early 2023 and he was thumbing through photo albums at his grandmother’s house. Suddenly, there it was: a snapshot from 1994, taken in an airplane flight deck, depicting him as a toddler, sitting next to his pilot dad.… Continue reading A kid posed with his pilot dad in an airplane. Almost 30 years later they recreated the photo
Subject Frances Tiafoe; Ben Shelton; US Open quarterfinals; Tennis Description No matter who was to win Tuesday’s US Open quarterfinals match between Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton, history was going to be made: For the first time, two Black men faced off in the match. Shelton came out on top in the milestone match, upsetting world No.… Continue reading Tiafoe and Shelton make history in the first US Open quarterfinal between 2 Black men
Subject Documentary; Black Librarians; Rodney Freeman Description Amidst the rising challenges of book banning and censorship, a documentary is set to shed light on the contributions of Black Librarians who stand on the front lines, ensuring equitable access to knowledge for all. Titled Are You a Librarian: The Untold Story of Black Librarians, this eagerly anticipated… Continue reading New Documentary About the Untold Story of Black Librarians Set to Inspire and Illuminate in 2025
Deion Sanders Blasts His Critics ‘When You See A Confident Black Man, Talking His Talk & Walking His Walk, They Don’t Like That’
Subject Deion Sanders; Football; College Description Deion Sanders is talking quite the victory lap after his first win of the season. On Saturday, Sanders and the Colorado Buffs stunned the college football world when they took down 17th-ranked TCU. Immediately after the game, Sanders sent a message to everyone who doubted him and his team coming… Continue reading Deion Sanders Blasts His Critics ‘When You See A Confident Black Man, Talking His Talk & Walking His Walk, They Don’t Like That’
Subject One Year 1955; Little League Description The Cannon Street All-Stars dreamed of playing in the 1955 Little League World Series. Their biggest obstacle didn’t come on the field. In the year that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus, these Black 12-year-olds became unlikely civil rights pioneers—and faced the wrath… Continue reading The Team Nobody Would Play (audio)
Subject WBTV; Charlotte; Steve Crump; Documentarian; Cancer Description Steve Crump, the relentlessly positive, long-serving WBTV reporter who became a cancer-awareness activist after a 2018 diagnosis that some feared would take his life much more quickly, died Thursday morning after a yearslong battle with the colorectal form of the disease. He was 65, and spent far… Continue reading Steve Crump, revered WBTV reporter and documentarian, dies of colon cancer
Grammy-winning poet J. Ivy praises the teacher who recognized his potential: “My whole life changed”
Subject James Ivy Richardson II; Poet; Grammy Award Winner Description Thirty years before bright stage lights and sold-out shows became commonplace for Grammy-winning poet J. Ivy, he was a high school student struggling in the wake of his parents’ divorce, searching for someone to believe in him. That support came in the form of an… Continue reading Grammy-winning poet J. Ivy praises the teacher who recognized his potential: “My whole life changed”
Subject Jann Mardenborough; Gran Turismo; Video Game Description A gamer went behind the wheel more than a decade ago and turned into a race car driver. Now his story will play out on the big screen in the movie “Gran Turismo.” Can a video game franchise that sold over 90 million units as of last year turn… Continue reading How Jann Mardenborough went from Gran Turismo gamer to real-life racer
Subject Education; Cincinnati; Literacy Lab Description An innovative program aimed at connecting young Black men with preschool classrooms as tutors is undergoing an expansion, according to TheCincinnati Enquirer.Once a tutor successfully completes the Literacy Lab’s Leading Fellowship, they will be eligible for scholarships to be used in their pursuit of an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree,… Continue reading CINCINNATI PROGRAM EXPANDS TO EMPOWER YOUNG BLACK MEN IN EDUCATION
Subject Preserving Black Haddonfield History Project Description Having grown up in Haddonfield, Malcolm Talton has become accustomed to telling the little-known story of “The Point,” the segregated neighborhood where a small-but-vibrant Black community thrived for more than a century. Now, Talton, 69, a retired Cape May County teacher, hopes to share the stories of Black… Continue reading ‘The Point’ was once Haddonfield’s vibrant Black community. Now their stories will be preserved.
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