When physician Tamika Cross shared her story of being dismissed while trying to help a man in need, many black doctors felt her pain. Cross says she was on a Delta Flight from Detroit heading to Minneapolis when a passenger became unresponsive and flight attendants called for medical help. But when Cross tried to step in, she recalls the flight

16 1006  Oakland  California.  Vilma Rodriquez and Yamina El-Amin with instructor Tawana Guillaume in   
Code Next, a Fruitvale community computer science lab designed to train and inspire the tech industry's next generation of leaders

Tech giant Google is aiming to foster the next generation of leaders by increasing learning opportunities for students of color by spearheading an initiative aimed towards encouraging young people of color to pursue careers in technology. Launched earlier this week by the multimedia behemoth, the Code Next program was established in an effort to combat recent Google statistics citing that 51


Nia Long is joining the cast of ‘Dear White People.’ Long will play the role of Neika Hobbs. Hobbs will appear as an African American studies professor at the series fictional Winchester University. Long is most notable for her work as an actress in films such as Big Mama’s House, Are We There Yet, Best Man, Soul Food


  Former Black Panther Angela Davis meets Zulaika Patel, the 13 year old who refused to change her afro and led a protest against their school, which wanted its students to relax/straighten their hair because it looked ‘untidy.’


Tamron Hall and her family, including her sister’s two sons Damion and Leroy, were devastated by domestic violence when her sister Renate was killed and they were left with guilt and questions about what they should have done. Tamron recognized the importance of raising awareness for families who have loved ones experiencing abuse, and that


Marley Dias, the 11-year-old girl who launched #1000BlackGirlBooks, has now created a new magazine for her project, under’s excited management. “A year ago, I wanted to collect #1000BlackGirlBooks, but I see now that there is so much more to do and so much more to this journey. I want to use what I’ve learned to elevate


Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager whose killing sparked a national firestorm about white violence against African-Americans, are writing a book titled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. The book will be published by Random House’s One World, the multicultural imprint being rebooted by editor Christopher Jackson,