Ava DuVernay is continuing her relationship with Netflix, bringing a limited series about the Central Park Five case to the streaming giant. Netflix has greenlit the five-part scripted series for a 2019 debut. DuVernay created the project and will write and direct all five installments. Participant Media, Tribeca Productions and Harpo Films are behind the limited series

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Sabree Flood, 18, is getting ready for one of the biggest days of her life. “It’s a very overwhelming feeling,” Flood said. She graduates from Northeast Guilford High School on Saturday not only as valedictorian but as the first African-American valedictorian in the school’s history. “I was just shocked,”

Congrats are in order for Compton, California, Mayor Aja Brown!  On Tuesday she won her second term, defeating former Mayor Omar Bradley. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bradley had forced a runoff in the April primary against Brown, but couldn’t garner enough votes this week to beat Brown, 35, who was the youngest mayor in the city’s

The Black Lives Matter movement will be awarded this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The award, which Australia’s Sydney University has offered since 1998, normally goes to an individual peacemaker who promotes human rights and using nonviolence as a means of combating injustice, making the University’s choice of the Black Lives Matter movement as the award

The Democratic Party relies on Black women to be the most consistent and engaged progressive constituency, but rarely supports their political leadership. A group of 27 Black female political advocates and leaders released an open letter demanding that Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez stop taking them for granted.”We have voted and organized our

The Trump Administration is doing its best impersonation of a trash bag as it tries to keep Muslims outside its borders, but Vogue Arabia highlights the beauty and hustle of Muslim Somali-American model Halima Aden on the cover of its June issue. Mic.com reports that she is the first hijab-wearing model to cover any edition

It’s never too late to go back to school. Just ask 72-year-old Darlene Mullins, who recently graduated from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. The grandmother of four walked at the school’s commencement Saturday. Darlene left school nearly 55 years ago in the name of love. She was a track star at the historically black

Freeform has greenly the “Black-ish’” college-set spinoff series, starring Yara Shahidi. The spinoff is titled “College-ish” and will center around Shahidi’s character Zoey Johnson, as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. The show is set to debut with a 13-episode season in early 2018. “College-ish” is described

Lagos, Nigeria – Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls have been released after successful negotiations between the terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, the Nigerian President’s office said. A government official close to the negotiations told CNN the freed girls are in military custody in Banki, a town in northeast Nigeria. They will be transferred to the capital, Abuja,