Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Chance The Rapper Launches Obama-Inspired Clothing Line

Chicago-bred music artist Chance the Rapper is paying homage to the Obamas through a new clothing line. According to The Hill, the rapper teamed up with Joe Fresh Goods to model pieces from their new “Thank You Obama” line.

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NEWS ROUNDUP: White House Blacklists CNN For Not Promoting Trump’s Agenda…AND MORE

President Donald Trump is continuing his war against the media. According to reports, Trump’s administration has decided to refrain from sending his spokespeople to appear on CNN, a network he has continuously called out for allegedly distributing fake news. “We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” said a White House spokesperson. Sen. Rick Santorum, Kayleigh McEnany, and Jeffrey Lord are all Trump supporters who work at the network. There is no word on whether White House press secretary Sean Spicer will address questions posed by CNN reporters during press briefings. Read more.

President Obama prepares White House departure

As President Obama’s time in the Oval Office nears its end, he’s reflecting on the legacy that he will leave behind. During a recent interview, he shared that in retrospect he wishes he could have done more to strengthen the Democratic Party, reports the Huffington Post.

Study shows Blacks and Whites differ on perceptions of historical events

Throughout history, many pivotal events have forever changed the landscape of our nation. Although Americans have witnessed and experienced these events together, they aren’t necessarily perceived the same way. According to new data, there is a racial divide when it comes to how historical events are viewed, reports the Huffington Post.

Emory University Offers ‘The Power Of Black Self-Love’ Course

Colleges and universities across the country have offered an array of thought-provoking courses related to African-American culture. Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia recently added a new course to its curriculum centered on Black self-love.

President Obama signs ‘Emmett Till Bill’ to reopen Civil Rights cold cases

In 1955, the death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American teenager who was lynched after allegedly flirting with a White woman in rural Mississippi, sparked controversy across America.

Women Plan March On Washington To Protest Trump Election

Throughout history, Washington, D.C. has been the backdrop for many historic social and political protests. As President-elect Donald Trump gears up to take office, women who found his outlandish rhetoric and political views offensive plan to make their voices heard.

Black model’s photo campaign tackles fashion industry diversity problem

A Los Angeles model is tackling the lack of diversity in the fashion industry in a very creative way. In efforts to bring awareness towards the absence of Black models in major ad campaigns, Deddeh Howard has stepped in front of the camera to recreate them.