Alice Ball

Alice Ball was an African American chemist who developed the first successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Who Was Alice Ball? Alice Ball was an African American chemist who developed the first successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Ball was also the very first African American and the first woman to graduate with a M.S. degree in chemistry from … Continue reading Alice Ball

Angelina Jolie calls daughter Zahara, 15, ‘an extraordinary African woman’

Angelina Jolie thinks the world of her oldest daughter, Zahara. The “Maleficent” star gushed about the 15-year-old while discussing the Black Lives Matter movement during a Time 100 Talk with Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate. “My daughter is from Ethiopia, one of my children. And I have learned so much from her. She is my family, but she is an extraordinary African woman.” “Her connection to her … Continue reading Angelina Jolie calls daughter Zahara, 15, ‘an extraordinary African woman’

Rand Paul holds up anti-lynching legislation as he seeks changes to bill

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Wednesday he is holding up popular bipartisan legislation to make lynching a federal crime, a long-sought goal of supporters that is acutely relevant now against the backdrop of nationwide protests against police mistreatment of African Americans. “We want the bill to be stronger,” Paul told reporters on Capitol Hill. “We think that lynching is an awful thing that … Continue reading Rand Paul holds up anti-lynching legislation as he seeks changes to bill

Surgeon General warns of coronavirus outbreaks from Floyd protests

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said to expect new outbreaks of the coronavirus resulting from the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd that have seen thousands of people gather in close proximity. While a majority of protesters nationwide have worn masks and face coverings as they demand justice for Floyd, an African-American man who died last week while in police custody, the large … Continue reading Surgeon General warns of coronavirus outbreaks from Floyd protests

A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying ‘there’s an African American man threatening my life’

A white woman has apologized for calling police on a black man bird-watching in Central Park on Monday morning after the two argued about her unleashed dog. Amy Cooper told CNN she wanted to “publicly apologize to everyone.” “I’m not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way,” she said, adding that she also didn’t mean any harm to the … Continue reading A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying ‘there’s an African American man threatening my life’

Biden: ‘If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black’

Joe Biden told a popular African-American radio host Friday morning that anyone struggling to decide whether to support him or President Donald Trump in the general election “ain’t black. “The presumptive Democratic nominee’s comment came at the end of an at times tense interview with Charlamagne tha God on “The Breakfast Club. “A staffer interjected that Biden needed to go, and Charlamagne shot back: “You can’t do that to black … Continue reading Biden: ‘If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black’