Category: Black Newspaper

WTH? NYU Serves Kool-Aid And Watermelon For Black History Month

New York University (NYU) is reportedly one of the most overpriced schools in the country. Back in 2011, The Village Voice alleged NYU created more student debt than any other American university. Considering the millions NYU sucks dry from students, you would think the so-called liberal university would get one thing right during Black History Month: Don’t create a “Black” menu with Kool-Aid and watermelon. Yes, this happened.

Poor People’s campaign leaders meet in Detroit today, address water shutoffs

Trip to Detroit Part of Two-Month National Tour by Campaign Co-Chairs to Reignite 1968 Economic Justice Push

 Leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will visit Detroit Friday to meet with local residents and organizers from around Michigan who are facing widespread water shutoffs and contamination, as part of a two-month national tour to shine a light on both the harshest poverty in the nation and the organizing taking place to fight it.

No Free Rides: Omarosa Was Charged For Food On Air Force One

Omarosa is still on Celebrity Big Brother and dropping tidbits about her year at the White House. This week, the reality star revealed that when seh would travel on Air Force Once, she was charged for food. She told Ross Mathews, Marissa Jaret Winokur and James Maslow, “You pay for the food… There’s no free ride in the government. I got a bill and it was, like, $23 dollars, and I was like, ‘I didn’t even eat anything,’ so I called the military aid. I was like, ‘Why am I getting a bill?’ He’s like, ‘Well if you even consume the snacks, you get a flat fee.’”

No Free Rides: Omarosa Was Charged For Food On Air Force One

Omarosa is still on Celebrity Big Brother and dropping tidbits about her year at the White House. This week, the reality star revealed that when seh would travel on Air Force Once, she was charged for food. She told Ross Mathews, Marissa Jaret Winokur and James Maslow, “You pay for the food… There’s no free ride in the government. I got a bill and it was, like, $23 dollars, and I was like, ‘I didn’t even eat anything,’ so I called the military aid. I was like, ‘Why am I getting a bill?’ He’s like, ‘Well if you even consume the snacks, you get a flat fee.’”

New program for high school diplomas, career opportunities, launches in Michigan 

A new, state-funded initiative is launching for Michigan residents who don’t have a high school diploma.

The goal is to provide a flexible, well-supported and educationally meaningful path to living wage jobs and career advancement for adults 23 years of age or older — for free — through the Michigan 23+ Adult Diploma and Training Program (“Michigan 23+” for short.)

Northlight Theatre continues its 2017-18 season with Skeleton Crew

In 2008 Detroit was hit hard with the outsourcing of components, the loss of vehicle assembly companies and gas prices going up, leaving the demand for trucks and sport-utility vehicles non-existent. General Motors Corp. was planning to lay off salaried workers, reduce productions and suspend dividends, bonuses, and shares while it looked to borrow billions. With auto plants folding like a deck of cards due to the falling sales of these vehicles, unemployment was at an all-time high, and this once proud Motor City had become the new American nightmare.

‘Black Panther’ crushes box office records in opening weekend

“Black Panther” continued its roaring start at the box office on Monday.

Disney’s Marvel Studios film brought in $40.16 million on Presidents’ Day, edging out 2016’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the biggest Monday in box office history.

Monday’s haul pushed “Black Panther’s” four-day holiday total to a staggering $241.9 million in North America.

Stephanie Graham: Redefining the Visual Culture of African American Art

Mainstream American culture reflects the beliefs, values, and practices of this country.  There is a range of differences, however, bubbling just under the surface that provides an opportunity for immersion in the artistic style of various cultural traditions.  African-American women continue to contribute to the distinction of a black aesthetic that is being cultivated through the works of independent artists throughout the art world. And local resident and visual artist Stephanie Graham is making her mark on this new era in art.

Calvin King: Committed to Helping Youth Through Performing Arts

Suspenders and thick rimmed black glasses is the unorthodox armor that Calvin King decides to wear in order to combat and ultimately end bullying for future generations by 2025.

Insight From New York Fashion Week

During New York Fashion Week (NYFW), designers, fashion bloggers, photographers, social media influencers and celebrities accumulate to see what’s coming to stores this upcoming season– all while sporting the latest trends from this current season. Although it was very rainy weekend in NYC this year, NYFW brought out nothing but the best.

Young People in Public Relations offers young professionals a seat at the PR table

As Detroit’s entrepreneurial climate continues to rise, so does the need for qualified public relations professionals. Young People In Public Relations (YPPR) is hosting its inaugural summit at the Brooklyn Outdoor, 2501 Russell St., Suite 400, Detroit, Feb. 24, 2:30-7 p.m.

Win Passes to see GRINGO!

Win Passes to see GRINGO!

Enter here for your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening of GRINGO on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00PM at the MJR Grand Digital Cinema Troy.