The Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., has named Camille A. Nelson as its next dean. She will become dean on July 25. Professor Nelson was dean of the Suffolk University Law School in Boston from 2010 to 2015. She continues to teach at the law school. Before joining the faculty at Suffolk University, Professor Nelson taught

  Since the OWN cable network debuted in 2011, its popularity has skyrocketed among African-American women, particularly in the last two years. At a time when many cable networks have been experiencing declines in their viewership, OWN’s average prime-time viewership has grown roughly 30%, climbing to 537,000 in the past two years, as many network have suffered

Presidential elections can bring out the emotion in almost anyone. But for first grader Kameria, learning of president Barack Obama’s soon departure from the White House was just too much. Her grandmother, Caprina Harris, posed a video of her meltdown on Facebook last month that shows Kameria hysterically crying when she learns Obama’s last term

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 30, 1964, Tracy Chapman began writing music and performing in Boston, where she recorded songs at the WMFO radio station. She caught her big break in 1986, when a friend’s father introduced her to a manager at Elektra Records, and soon recorded Tracy Chapman (1988). The album’s most popular single, “Fast

  At the ripe young age of 3 years old, New York toddler London Scout is already making a splash in the style world. With a popular blog and 50k-follower Instagram account, the little fashionista impresses kids and adults everywhere with her adorably fierce outfits. London’s mom Sai De Silva told The Huffington Post that she started a

I’m inspired to share these books after a recent encounter with a mom; she told me her four-year-old little girl, who has gorgeous, kinky-curly golden coils, was starting to notice and questioning the difference between her hair and other little girls. It was at that moment I remembered all of my insecurities while growing up

Kat Graham shared the first image of herself as Jada Pinkett on the Atlanta set of the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me. The 5ft2in 26-year-old certainly resembled the 5ft 44-year-old, who attended Baltimore School for the Arts with the late, great rapper during the eighties. ‘I heard that we’re really similar,’ the Star

  When she was 10 years old, entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer killed on “Shark Tank,” securing $60,000 from FUBU CEO Daymond John to push her beverage company to the next level. Now, a year later, the Austin, Texas-based 6th-grader’s BeeSweet Lemonade will appear in 55 Whole Foods stores in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, Louisiana. Ulmer got her start at the age of

Star Jones was born on March 24, 1962 in Badin, North Carolina. Raised in a New Jersey housing project, she studied law and was recruited by the District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. In 1991, she became a legal consultant for Court TV and has since worked as a commentator and host on numerous television shows,