Michelle Obama shared a childhood photo from her school yearbook to mark the Day of Charity on Thursday Sept. 5. The back-to-school photo shows 10-year-old Michelle displaying a toothy grin and bangs over her forehead. In the photo caption on, Michelle said every girl deserves a good education and the same opportunities she’s had. CLICK […]

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  via Newsone: The first Black woman to ever rise to the rank of president in Aflac U.S.’s 61-year history, is using her platform to give back to young women of color from underserved communities, reports the Washington Post. Teresa White, 50, is using her experience as a Black female corporate executive to show Black teenaged […]

‘ Spencer Platt/Getty Images “My Brother’s Keeper” is a program launched by President Barack Obama in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing. The program uses mentors to advise young African-American men in need of guidance. It’s already in numerous cities, including Columbus and Dayton. And it will be launched in Cleveland with a July 8 […]

Kobe Bryant just wrapped up his brilliant 20-year NBA career, but he obviously intends to continue to influence the game beyond selling his latest Black Mamba sneakers personally designed by Nike CEO Mark Parker. Perhaps in an effort to solidify his legacy, and probably out of sheer love for the game, Kobe has become a leadership […]

Stepping into Levels Barbershop in Harlem, New York, visitors hear the sounds of buzzing clippers filling the room, a basketball game on TV blending into the background and a conversation about politics engaging all the adults in the barbershop. It could be a scene from the popular film “Barbershop.” But there is one thing that […]

On the heels of Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, Soledad O’Brien held her 5th Annual Starfish Foundation Gala, the award-winning journalist’s initiative to mentor promising young women from the New Orleans area, give them monetary and emotional support, and foster opportunities for their success. The Foundation was created out of both passion and need. Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest natural […]

    Kim Burrell gives her musical expertise on “Sunday Best,” but everyone can’t stand in those long lines and make the show to compete. She tells us on”The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” about a new way she’s planning to reach those people. Listen to the audio player to hear her discuss her new program, Mentor Moments […]

  ‘Tis the season for giving, but in some inner city neighborhoods there’s not a lot of money to do a whole lot of shopping. We found two people at the heart of making children’s dreams come true at theZelma George Recreation Center. Cleveland kids waited in line to receive a toy during a holiday party […]

GETTYArticle By Reginald Daniels:: EEW Magazine America is hurting right now, particularly those within the African American community that feel like an injustice has been done in the case of Michael Brown. Among the leaders speaking out at this critical period is award-winning gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin, 44. The “I Smile” songwriter is addressing […]

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  Marvin Sapp had a very successful 2012. He embarked on the first mega gospel tour ever with The King’s Men. He opened his school. It was a long time dream that came to realization.   article courtesy of