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Peers Praise Alameda Judge Trina Thompson’s Rise to Federal Court

by Edward Henderson, California Black Media Judge Trina L. Thompson of the Superior Court of Alameda County, who is African American, was confirmed to the...

Biden Nominates Shalanda Young to Lead ‘the Nerve Center of Our Government’

Originally published by The 19th President Joe Biden on Wednesday, November 24, announced his nomination of Shalanda Young to lead the Office of...

An Update on President Joe Biden’s Promise to “Have our Backs”

By Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC), House Majority Whip July 20, 2021, marked six months that Joseph R. Biden has been President. When I endorsed...

IN MEMORIAM: Film and Stage Legend Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

Among her more memorable stage performances were 1968’s “Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights,” 1969’s “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” and 1983’s “The Corn is Green.” “So many great stories about Cicely Tyson,” Tweeted Soledad O’Brien. “Whew, that lady was amazing. While shooting a doc on her in Spanish Harlem, people kept stopping their cars. In the street. To hop out and say hi. Old people. Teenagers. Middle-aged fans. “Ciss-el-lee” they’d chant as she’d walk by.”