Photo courtesy Alex Ashley. Drexel University’s Convocation is held at the start of each academic year to set the stage for the next four terms, celebrate and reflect on the University’s missions related to academics, research, service and civic engagement. This year’s […]

September 19, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 120 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between the United States and Bulgaria Matthew Miller, Department Spokesperson On September 19, 1903, John B. Jackson, Minister to Greece, Romania, and Serbia, presented his credentials to serve as the first U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Bulgaria – six years prior to Bulgaria’s proclamation of […]

One principle Angela Benton knows well is that timing truly is everything. But before diving into her story, a little bit of background first. A popular episode of Netflix surrealism series Black Mirror held (excuse the pun) a mirror up to the inhumane treatment we stand to face as AI continues to take hold over […]

The Black Hawk was developed by Sikorsky Aircraft. The company that was founded by one Igor Sikorsky, who pioneered helicopter technology the late 1930s. It was introduced as a result of the Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System contest held by the military, through which they hoped to introduce a new helicopter to the force. The specifications […]

COLUMBIA, S.C. — For 45 years, Historic Columbia has worked to highlight Black culture through its annual Jubilee Festival. “It’s my favorite holiday. … For the freedom of Black people,” Marley Green said. It’s a chance to sing songs of the past, share recipes of yesterday, and spread knowledge with future generations. “Celebrate being Black, […]

There’s a big billboard on the State Hotel, facing Pike Place Market, in downtown Seattle. Against an all black background, in white Florentine Regular font, it reads ‘Same Frasier. New skyline.’ “That’s adorable. Especially because it’s on part of the old skyline in Seattle,” said Meg van Huygen, a lifelong Seattleite, a writer, and a […]

Alex Brandon/AP In this August 2021 photo, Floyd Roseberry is apprehended after being in a pickup truck parked on the sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, as seen from a window of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. CNN  —  The North Carolina man who live-streamed threats in 2021 to […]

Published on  September 14, 2023 Northeastern’s first Black fraternity celebrates 50 years — and looks to the future Forged in the unrest of the civil rights movement, Iota Phi Theta’s Omicron chapter helped the university’s Black students find purpose and community. Founders hope to extend that tradition to a new generation. In the summer of […]

On Sept. 15, 1963 the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. This week, the city is remembering one of the darkest chapters in civil rights history. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption toggle caption Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR On Sept. 15, 1963 the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th […]

Published September 11, 2023 A little before noon on the first day of classes in August for the 2023 academic year, nearly 200 of Duke’s Black students gathered at the foot of Duke University Chapel for “FDOC Fits.” Part reunion and part fashion show, the annual event is a chance for students to reconnect, celebrate […]

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