NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission recently accomplished a historic feat by successfully landing a capsule containing rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu. The capsule was landed in a targeted area of the Department of Defense’s Utah Test and Training Range near Salt Lake City. (Photo credits:NASA/Keegan Barber). The goal of this mission is to help scientists […]

IRAPUATO, Mexico — As a train roared in the distance, some 5,000 mostly Venezuelan migrants hoping to make it to the U.S. snapped into action. Families with young children sleeping on top of cardboard boxes and young men and women tucked away in tents under a nearby bridge scrambled to pack their things. After the […]

From US Customs and Border Protection/X Last week, US Customs and Border Protection returned three historical artifacts to Costa Rica. CNN  —  Three pieces of Costa Rican history have been returned to the country almost six years after an international traveler brought them to the United States, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton will face off at the U.S. Open quarter-finals Tuesday, marking the first time in 15 years that two Black American men will play in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The world’s largest tennis venue is named after the barrier-breaking player who reached the No. 1 rank in the world and became the […]

Grant Award Leads to Historic Acquisition by California’s First Black-led Land Conservation Organization Wildlife Conservation Board Awards $163.5 million in Grants to 37 Habitat Conservation and Restoration Projects The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) provided a $2.27 million grant to the 40 Acre Conservation League, California’s only Black-led conservation group, for the Tahoe Forest Gateway Leidesdorff […]

RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press 2 days ago People stroll through the space formerly known as Calhoun Square in Savannah, Ga., on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. Savannah’s city council voted in November 2022 to remove from the square the name of former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun, an outspoken advocate for slavery in the decades […]

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest city, steeped in history predating the American Revolution, made a historic break with its slavery-era past Thursday as Savannah’s city council voted to rename a downtown square in honor of a Black woman who taught formerly enslaved people to read and write. Susie King Taylor is the first person […]

The Trump mugshot is like closing scene from US Apprentice – its effect will come down to the eye of the beholder By James Matthews, US correspondent  My first thought was: “You’re fired!” The Trump mugshot is like a lift from the closing scene of the US Apprentice show, every inch the man who has […]

DETROIT – NOVEMBER 21: The General Motors (GM) world headquarters building stands tallest amidst the Renaissance Center in the skyline of city’s downtown on November 21, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. As car and truck sales have plummeted across the country, large inventories are building at dealerships and factories. The Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors […]

Sixty years after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a groundbreaking new report has laid bare the stark truth of ongoing Black economic inequality in the United States.  Titled “STILL A DREAM: Over 500 Years to Black […]

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