(Urban News Service) — For the second year in a row, Urban News Service presents its “Crafts for Christmas” list. Like last year’s list, this list is no simple collection of online stores. This one is focused on makers – African-Americans entrepreneurs who have embraced the idea of creating change and community wealth by creating…
By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service BOWIE, Md. – Evalyn “Evie” Johnson has traveled the world to share the hair care techniques she’s honed over 20 years as a stylist. She’s taught natural hair styling in Los Angeles and hair-loss prevention in Australia. She’ll be featured in New Zealand next month at the International Association…
By Michael H. Cottman, Urban News Service – Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial empowerment – a Black-owned bank. “The fact that Black people have dealt with financial discrimination is a matter of record,” Murrain, a father of three young children, told Urban News Service.
[caption id="attachment_26049" align="alignleft"]Photo credit: Jocelyn Augustino [/caption]First of a Two Part Series
When a new inmate steps behind the walls of a prison in Georgia, the entirety of his or her criminal record and mental state is fed into a complex algorithm called the Next Generation Assessment. The NGA just might be the future of America’s criminal justice system.
Bad knees forced fitness enthusiast Kendra Blackett-Dibinga to quit her passion of running and training. But those same knee troubles ultimately lead her to a business that has not only relieved her pain, but also provided her Washington, D.C.- area African-American community a haven for improved health.
[caption id="attachment_25215" align="alignleft"]Photo credit: Jocelyn Augustino[/caption]New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took to the road to declare his city is “no longer recovering, no longer rebuilding” a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated it in one of America’s worst natural disasters, but some refuse to buy that speech.
[caption id="attachment_24989" align="alignleft"]Courtesy of the Urban News Service[/caption]SELMA, Alabama–The movement that began in a bungalow is traveling nearly 900 miles to the home of Dr. King’s “Dream.”
A coalition of organizations, led by the NAACP, embarked Saturday on an 860-mile, 40-day, 40-night march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C. This initiative recalls the original Civil Rights Movement.