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New Dating App Designed for Black Professionals Now Available in the App Store

New Dating App Designed for Black Prof…

08-26-2014 by BlackNews.com - avatar BlackNews.com

Nationwide — MELD App is a dating mobile app designed exquisitely for the black professional. It aims to connect and to bring together sophisticated single black professionals on...

Frayser and the Achievement School District connect

Frayser and the Achievement School Dis…

08-26-2014 by Jaclyn Zubrzycki-Chalkbeat TN - avatar Jaclyn Zubrzycki-Chalkbeat TN

Here’s how Sara Lewis recalls her first meeting with Chris Barbic, the superintendent brought to Tennessee in 2012 to lead a state takeover of struggling schools: “Let’s just say...

Mental Health Issues Create Problems for African-Americans in City Jails

Mental Health Issues Create Problems f…

08-26-2014 by Craig D. Frazier-Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News - avatar Craig D. Frazier-Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News

Researchers have discovered some disturbing statistics about substance abuse and mental health in our criminal justice system. Approximately two-thirds of the people involved in ...

Greater Metro

Frayser and the Achievement School District connect

Frayser and the Achievement School District connect

Here’s how Sara Lewis recalls her first meeting with Chris Barbic, the superintendent brought to Tennessee in 2012 to lead a state takeover of struggling...

After scores fall, one ASD school says sole focus on Common Core hurt TCAP results

After scores fall, one ASD school says sole focus on Common Core…

When Kristin Cornwell, a 4th grade teacher at Aspire Hanley 1, a charter school in Orange Mound, started evaluating her students in math this year...

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

Tennessee’s ACT scores improved more last year than they have for a decade, the state department of education announced Tuesday.   Tennessee’s composite ACT score for public...

Entertainment

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

For the last several days, rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have engaged in the favorite pastime of any 21st-century celebrity with a Twitter...

Prince set to drop new album

Prince set to drop new album

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30.   The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on...

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

Nationwide — TV entertainer Nick Cannon has confirmed that the rumors are true; He and his wife pop star singer Mariah Carey are separated, and...

Sports

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series...

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team wrapped up its Canadian exhibition tour on Tuesday (Aug. 19th) after a second loss to the Carleton University...

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports…

Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports...

Religion

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith…

Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel...

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

“I have a heart for people and I’ve always been a servant of the community. I just want to see people have the best in...

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks for 52 years, will install the Rev. William McKinley Jackson as pastor on...

Business

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker...

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

Tatsha Robertson, 48, was the only Black senior editor People magazine has ever had. Following her being laid off in May, Robertson filed a lawsuit...

Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference

Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference

(Brandi Richard is president of the National Urban League Young Professionals, which exists to support the National Urban League affiliates. There are 55 chapters and...

News

Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

As Michael Brown’s life was celebrated Monday during a packed ceremony at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, the audience and speakers...

Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church — minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old...

Navy Discharges Black Woman Who Refused to Cut Natural Hair

Navy Discharges Black Woman Who Refused to Cut Natural Hair

After months of discussion about how styling and protocol relating to black women's hair in the armed forces, Think Progress reports that the Navy discharged...

Opinion

From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’

From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’

Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there has always emerged a redeeming moment to...

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there...

Whose son will be next?

Whose son will be next?

When the news that a white policeman, now identified as Officer Darren Wilson, had shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last week...

National News

New Dating App Designed for Black Professionals Now Available in the App…

Nationwide — MELD App is a dating mobile app designed exquisitely for the black professional. It aims to connect and to bring together sophisticated single...

Mental Health Issues Create Problems for African-Americans in City Jails

Researchers have discovered some disturbing statistics about substance abuse and mental health in our criminal justice system. Approximately two-thirds of the people involved in the...

Fort Campbell monument to honor black paratroopers

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A monument honoring the first black paratroopers assigned to Fort Campbell 64 years ago is being dedicated there next month.   The...