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Cokie Roberts, Broadcast Journalism Legend, dies at 75

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced.

Vernon Jarrett Medal To Be Presented To New York Times Reporter For Her Work In Coverage Of Hate Crime, Race, And Identity

Morgan State University School of Global Journalism & Communication (SGJC) announced today that it is awarding the 2019 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence to Audra D.S. Burch, an award-winning National Enterprise Correspondent for The New York Times.

18 Years Later, Americans Stop To Remember The September 11 Attacks

It's been 18 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the day that never ends.

Rihanna Is One Of The Stars Aiming To Help The Bahamas Recover From Dorian

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has prompted several celebs to step up and offer their support. Barbados native Rihanna tweeted her support and said she is exploring how to help via her Clara Lionel Foundation.

Scooters Are A Huge Problem For Cities. No One Knows How To Solve It Yet.

In the Wild West of transportation, no one knows what to do about scooters. They appeared suddenly in many cities, triggering complaints of clutter and blocked sidewalks. When ridden, scooters emerged as sidewalk bullies — fast enough to unsettle pedestrians ...

Comcast Closing Digital Divide By Opening More Doors Of Eligibility

A Chicago mother whose children had to use her cell phone at McDonalds to access the Internet; a Miami mother who had to use the Internet at a library to complete her homework. These were among the real-life stories David ...

Alice Walker’s Hometown Celebrates Literary Legend’s 75th Birthday

Alice Walker, one of the premiere writers of the 20th Century, was honored in July by her hometown of Eatonton, GA for her 75th Birthday (Alice Walker 75). Hundreds of people flocked from all over the country to Walker’s birthplace ...

Fashion Gaffes Are A Reflection Of The Industry's Diversity Problem

Last month, fashion house Chanel appointed its first head of diversity and inclusion. Announcing the hire, the French brand said it hoped to provide "momentum" for its "existing diversity and inclusion approach."

Baltimore Stands Up For Its City After Trump Tweets 'No Human Being Would Want To Live There'

Baltimore did not take President Donald Trump's recent attack of the city lying down. Instead, Charm City was quick to stand up and fight back.

Joint Conference Of Catholic Religious In Baltimore July 20-25

Founded by Mother Mary Lange, The Oblate Sisters of Providence was created to allow black women to enter religious life in the Catholic Church.

Transformative 5G Technology Arrives

Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to ...

NNPA Publishers Honor Marjorie Parham, A Living Legend Of The Black Press

Parham, who turned 101 in February, spent more than three decades as publisher of the Cincinnati Herald, which was established in 1955 and counts as the longest running African American newspaper in the city.

Chicago Defender Newspaper Moves To Digital Only With Its July 11 Edition

After 114 years of using ink on paper to deliver news that informs, educates and empowers the African American community throughout the Windy City, Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender, has announced that the Chicago Defender will ...

What's Open And What's Closed On The Fourth Of July

So it's the Fourth of July but, we still have things to do, errands to run, and so on. And if everything is closed, where does that leave us?

Public Reminded About Natural Gas And Electric Safety During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, the perfect time to remind customers about the importance of natural gas and electric safety. While BGE’s top priority is always the safety of its employees and customers, it’s important that customers understand their role ...

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