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Black Community At Northwestern Celebrates The Restoration Of The Black House

On an unseasonably warm late October afternoon, Elisabeth Betts is just getting started on coursework at what’s becoming one of her favorite spots on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston, IL. It is the first week that she’s able to study at the Black House, a facility on campus designed to support Black students in a space where they can be themselves.The Black House,...

Looks Like Some Could've Done Without Nancy Pelosi Singing 'Lift Every Voice And Sing' With The Congressional Black Caucus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to walk the fine line between cringeworthy and well-meaning allyship. In anticipation of President Joe Biden signing a law that made Juneteenth a federal holiday, the Baltimore native participated in an awkward singing of “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” with Black politicians to celebrate the occasion on Thursday.WATCH: Nancy...

New York High School's First Black Valedictorian Headed To Harvard University

Albany High School’s first Black valedictorian is going to notch off a dream of hers by attending Harvard University this fall.Onovughakpor "Onovu" Otitigbe will study biomedical engineering and neuroscience at the Ivy League school after graduating with a nearly perfect GPA. The graduate was a part of two sports teams and three music ensembles in addition to being named...