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Spelman College joins Clark Atlanta University and  South Carolina State University in clearing outstanding student bala...
07/27/2021
Spelman College Clearing Outstanding Student Balances for Last School Year - Black News Alerts

Spelman College joins Clark Atlanta University and South Carolina State University in clearing outstanding student balances for the last school year!
#SpelmanCollege #Education

Atlanta’s Spelman College, ranked the No. 1 Historically Black College & University (HBCU) for 14 years, has cleared all outstanding balances for the school year 2020-2021. Spelman joins Clark Atlanta University and South Carolina State University, both of whom also recently cleared outstanding st...

BREAKING: Simone Biles out of team gymnastics final 'due to medical issue,' officials say
07/27/2021
Olympics: Simone Biles out of team gymnastics final 'due to medical issue,' officials say - Black News Alerts

BREAKING: Simone Biles out of team gymnastics final 'due to medical issue,' officials say

Simone Biles is out of the U.S. gymnastics team final in Tokyo. ((BREAKING NEWS)) Biles withdrew due to a medical issue, according to a statement from USA Gymnastics. “She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions,” officials said in the statement. The four-ti...

COMMUNITY ALERT: As COVID-19 infections continue to rise nationwide, health experts and local leaders are encouraging Bl...
07/26/2021

COMMUNITY ALERT: As COVID-19 infections continue to rise nationwide, health experts and local leaders are encouraging Black communities to get vaccinated.

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#covid19 #blackcommunity #vaccine #getvaccinated #communityalert

COMMUNITY ALERT: As COVID-19 infections continue to rise nationwide, health experts and local leaders are encouraging Black communities to get vaccinated.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Bishop Vashti McKenzie, their three children, and family and friends
07/21/2021
Dr. Stanley McKenzie, Former NBA player and Husband to First Female AME Bishop Vashti McKenzie, has Died - Black News Alerts

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bishop Vashti McKenzie, their three children, and family and friends

Dr. Stanley McKenzie, Former NBA player and Husband to First Female (African Methodist Episcopal) AME Bishop Vashti McKenzie, has Died at the age of 76. Dr. McKenzie was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1966 and played guard for many years on several teams including the Balt...

Four people shot outside Nationals Park stadium in D.C.
07/18/2021
Four people shot outside Nationals Park stadium in D.C. - Black News Alerts

Four people shot outside Nationals Park stadium in D.C.

Shots were fired outside the Nationals Park baseball stadium in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, injuring at least four people and causing some people in the audience to flee, officials and witnesses say. The game will resume on Sunday. ••• BREAKING NEWS ••• The shooting happened just after...

BREAKING: Hip-Hop Legend Biz Markie has Passed Away at Age 57.Biz Markie was truly a legend and he will be missed. Rest ...
07/17/2021
Hip-Hop Legend Biz Markie has Passed Away at Age 57 - Black News Alerts

BREAKING: Hip-Hop Legend Biz Markie has Passed Away at Age 57.
Biz Markie was truly a legend and he will be missed. Rest in paradise our Prince of Rap.
#RIPBizMarkie #BizMarkie

The Hip-Hop legend, “Clown Prince of Rap,” singer, DJ, record producer, actor, comedian, and writer Biz Markie has passed away at the age of 57. A rep confirmed the “Just a Friend” rapper passed away from complications from diabetes at 6:25 PM this evening in a Baltimore hospital with his wi...

Zaila Avant-garde makes history as first African American spelling bee champ
07/09/2021
Zaila Avant-garde makes history as first African American spelling bee champ - Black News Alerts

Zaila Avant-garde makes history as first African American spelling bee champ

Zaila Avant-garde has won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee – and she’s already a big deal. Prior to winning she had 12k followers on instagram. Her father, Jawara Spacetime, gave her the last name Avant-garde in tribute to jazz great John Coltrane. What We Know: The 14-year-old from New Or...

Actress Suzzanne Douglas Dead At 64
07/07/2021
Actress Suzzanne Douglas Dead At 64 - Black News Alerts

Actress Suzzanne Douglas Dead At 64

Urban Newsroom has learned that Actress Suzzanne Douglas has died at the age of 64. Douglas was known for her roles in a number of movies and TV shows in the ‘90s, including TAP, The Parent ‘Hood and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Angie Tee, reported to be a cousin of the late actress, […]

BREAKING: Jovenel Moïse, the 42nd President of Haiti was assassinated at home during an armed attack overnight, First La...
07/07/2021
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated, first lady injured in attack - Black News Alerts

BREAKING: Jovenel Moïse, the 42nd President of Haiti was assassinated at home during an armed attack overnight, First Lady Martine Moïse hospitalized

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. (BREAKING NEWS) First Lady Martine Moïse was injured in the attack and was receiving medical treatment, according...

Eric Adams projected winner of the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, AP says
07/07/2021
Eric Adams projected winner of the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, AP says - Black News Alerts

Eric Adams projected winner of the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, AP says

Eric Adams, the current borough president of Brooklyn, has won the NYC Democratic mayoral primary, the AP says. Adam and opponent Kathryn Garcia, came within about 9,000 votes. The New York City Board of Elections released the results Tuesday evening. (BREAKING NEWS) New York, NY – A former police...

BREAKING: Nikole Hannah-Jones declines tenure at UNC, accepts inaugural position at Howard University
07/06/2021
Nikole Hannah-Jones declines tenure at UNC, accepts inaugural position at Howard University - Black News Alerts

BREAKING: Nikole Hannah-Jones declines tenure at UNC, accepts inaugural position at Howard University

After months of drama and unintended scandal, Nikole Hannah-Jones has declined the University of North Carolina’s tenure offer and has accepted a position with Howard University. What We Know: Months after refusing to grant Pulitzer-prize winning author Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure, the trustee boar...

OVERNIGHT: White Supremacist group marches through Philadelphia.  Happy 4th of July.
07/04/2021
White supremacist group marches through Philadelphia - Black News Alerts

OVERNIGHT: White Supremacist group marches through Philadelphia.

Happy 4th of July.

A white supremacist group marched through the City of Philadelphia Saturday evening. (Philadelphia, PA) — Police say none of the protesters were from Philadelphia. What We Know: WPVI news arrived on scene as the group “Patriot Front” marched through the area. The supremacists are based in Texa...

"The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, no...
07/04/2021
"This Fourth of July is yours, not mine." A Frederick Douglass Reminder on this "Holiday" - Black News Alerts

"The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mine." - Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist, orator, author, and orator Frederick Douglass, born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, was born around February 1818 into slavery. He delivered his first anti-slavery lecture in 1830 but delivered one of his most popular speeches on July 5th, 1852. At Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N...

Bobby Bonilla hasn't worked in 20 years. He get's paid $1.9M every July 1st.
07/02/2021
Former MLB player Bobby Bonilla gets paid $1.19M per year and hasn't worked in 20 years - Black News Alerts

Bobby Bonilla hasn't worked in 20 years. He get's paid $1.9M every July 1st.

Bobby Bonilla hasn’t worked for 20 years and is still getting paid. What We Know: Bonilla retired from Major League Baseball in 2001, and 20 years later, the 58-year-old is still banking $1.19 million every July 1, referred to by some fans as “Bobby Bonilla Day.” His contract with the New York...

Sha’Carri Richardson reportedly fails drug test, could miss 100 meters at Tokyo Olympics 2020
07/02/2021
Sha'Carri Richardson reportedly fails drug test, could miss 100 meters at Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Black News Alerts

Sha’Carri Richardson reportedly fails drug test, could miss 100 meters at Tokyo Olympics 2020

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has reportedly failed a drug test that could result in the U.S. 100-meter champion missing that event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 21-year-old standout, who was expected to contend for a gold medal, tested positive for what is classified as a substance of ...

Nikole Hannah-Jones has FINALLY been granted tenure by the UNC board!#NikoleHannahJones #UNC
06/30/2021
Nikole Hannah-Jones Granted Tenure by UNC-Chapel Hill Board - Black News Alerts

Nikole Hannah-Jones has FINALLY been granted tenure by the UNC board!

#NikoleHannahJones #UNC

Months after refusing to grant Pulitzer-prize winning author Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure, the trustee board for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted Wednesday afternoon to grant the 1619 Project developer. UNC’s board chairman, Richard Stevens stated after the special three-hour tr...

Bill Cosby released from prison, community reacts
06/30/2021
Bill Cosby released from prison, community reacts - Black News Alerts

Bill Cosby released from prison, community reacts

Bill Cosby had his conviction for sexual assault overturned by a Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday and was freed from prison, a dramatic reversal in a case that hadrepresented the first high-profile sexual assault trial to unfold in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement. Cosby served three year...

History is being uncovered in Maryland as archeologists continue to find artifacts in a home they found belonging to Har...
04/23/2021
Harriet Tubman's Father's Home Discovered by Archeologists in Maryland - Black News Alerts

History is being uncovered in Maryland as archeologists continue to find artifacts in a home they found belonging to Harriet Tubman’s father, Ben Ross.

History is being uncovered in Maryland as archeologists continue to find artifacts in a home they found belonging to Harriet Tubman’s father, Ben Ross. What We Know: The discovery of the home was announced last Tuesday as new artifacts that date back to the 1800s continue to be found on the proper...

BREAKING: During the Derek Chauvin verdict, a 15-year-old Black girl was shot by police in Columbus, Ohio
04/21/2021
Columbus PD Shoot 15-Year-Old Makiyah Bryant Four Times In The Chest Killing Her After She Called Them For Help - Black News Alerts

BREAKING: During the Derek Chauvin verdict, a 15-year-old Black girl was shot by police in Columbus, Ohio

15-year-old Makiyah Bryant called the police because she was about to get jumped by some other girls. What We Know: The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a fatal police shooting in South Columbus. Family members have identified 15-year-old Makiyah Bryant as the victimPolice were...

04/16/2021

In Today’s Episode:

• Florida Senate passes controversial 'anti-riot' bill pushed in wake of Black Lives Matter protests
• Documentary highlights Chinese Titanic survivors barred from U.S., erased from history
• Atlanta school named after K*K founder renamed after Hank Aaron

…and more on Black News Alerts Daily. Tune in every afternoon Monday thru Friday for the latest trending news tailored to you! Brought to you by Black News Alerts and sponsored by BossFM.

#news #headlines #florida #bill #protests #documentary #chinese #history #atlanta #hankaaron #jg3255i

On Wednesday, the White House announced that Erika Moritsugu will be named as the deputy assistant to the President and ...
04/16/2021
White House Names Erika Moritsugu as Asian American and Pacific Islander Liaison - Black News Alerts

On Wednesday, the White House announced that Erika Moritsugu will be named as the deputy assistant to the President and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison.

On Wednesday, the White House announced that Erika Moritsugu will be named as the deputy assistant to the President and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison. What We Know: President Joe Biden created the new role in response to rising Anti-Asian hate crimes amid the pandemic and pressu...

Alena Wicker will be virtually attending Arizona State University this May after she graduates high school. The young Te...
04/15/2021
College Student, 12, To Major In Astronomical Science To Become NASA Engineer - Black News Alerts

Alena Wicker will be virtually attending Arizona State University this May after she graduates high school. The young Texas native plans to dual major in astronomical and planetary science and chemistry to further her dream of working as an engineer at NASA.

A gifted 12-year-old is now a soon-to-be college student. What We Know: Alena Wicker will be virtually attending Arizona State University this May after she graduates high school. The young Texas native plans to dual major in astronomical and planetary science and chemistry to further her dream of w...

Further research is shedding light on the potential effects of B.1.1.7, the mutating coronavirus strain that originated ...
04/15/2021
U.K. Variant isn't Linked to More Severe Disease or Death, Study Finds - Black News Alerts

Further research is shedding light on the potential effects of B.1.1.7, the mutating coronavirus strain that originated in England last September.

Further research is shedding light on the potential effects of B.1.1.7, the mutating coronavirus strain that originated in England last September. What We Know: A new study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Monday concluded that people infected with the more contagious United Kingdom co...

04/13/2021

In Today's Episode:

• NCAA backs transgender athletes, says events to be in places 'free of discrimination'
• U.K. variant isn't linked to more severe disease or death, study finds
• Sheryl Underwood Welcomes Back ‘The Talk’ With Message About Sharon Osbourne

…and more on Black News Alerts Daily. Tune in every afternoon Monday thru Friday for the latest trending news tailored to you! Brought to you by Black News Alerts and sponsored by BossFM.
#ed3352i #dailynews #transgender #Athlete #UnitedKingdom #SherylUnderwood #Television #Headlines

This year, the golden state recorded its driest month of February in 150 years.
04/12/2021
California to Pour $536 Million Into Fire Prevention Amid Drought Concerns - Black News Alerts

This year, the golden state recorded its driest month of February in 150 years.

State officials in California are preparing for the after-effects of extremely low rainfall. What We Know: This year, the golden state recorded its driest month of February in 150 years. The lack of rain has contributed to 92% of California experiencing drought conditions, prompting officials to fun...

BREAKING: Rapper Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons dead at 50, family says
04/09/2021

BREAKING: Rapper Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons dead at 50, family says

BREAKING: Rapper Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons dead at 50, family says. Story developing. Full details in the Black News Alerts app. 🙏🏾

#dmx #earlsimmons #ruffryders #rufffrydersanthem

Rapper and designer Kanye West has just sold a documentary to Netflix for anywhere up to $30 million.
04/09/2021
Kanye West Documentary 21 Years in the Making Sold to Netflix for $30M - Black News Alerts

Rapper and designer Kanye West has just sold a documentary to Netflix for anywhere up to $30 million.

Rapper and designer Kanye West has just sold a documentary to Netflix for anywhere up to $30 million. What We Know: The documentary has been in the process for over two decades, capturing 21 years of Kanye’s life including his rise to fame, the loss of his mother Donda West, and his 2020 run for p...

The Republican governor signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies, or organizations receiving state fundin...
04/09/2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Government-Mandated 'Vaccine Passports' - Black News Alerts

The Republican governor signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies, or organizations receiving state funding, from requiring proof of vaccination to receive services.

On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott banned government-mandated “vaccine passports” in Texas. What We Know: The Republican governor signed an executive order that prohibits state agencies, or organizations receiving state funding, from requiring proof of vaccination to receive services. It also stat...

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