Beyoncé and Jay-Z Scholarship Program (Due October)

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter have announcd a new scholarship program that will award one exceptional senior high school student, with financial needs, up to $100K in funds to put toward their enrollment in a college or university for the upcoming academic year. The award will serve as a dedicated university-based fund for each […]

Top 11 Black-to-School Scholarships For African American Students in 2018/ 2019

  Here are the top scholarships programs for African American students to apply during the 2018/2019 school year: #1 – Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant: Founded in 1993 by Lisa Ruffin, this proram is based on the idea that young people must begin with a strong foundation. They believe that each of our girls possesses […]

Kendrick Lamar Makes History With Pulitzer Prize For “DAMN.”

Kendrick Lamar has become the first Hip Hop artist to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize in Music. K. Dot earned the highly-sought after accolade for his Grammy Award-winning album, DAMN.  The Pulitzer Prize in Music is typically awarded to classical artists and jazz musicians. The significance of Lamar’s critically-acclaimed album granted his work to be among the likes of […]

Video: Oprah Visits Alabama Memorial for Lynching with “60 Minutes”

A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, reflects on one of the most difficult periods in American history: when thousands of African-American men, women and children were killed by lynching in the decades after the Civil War. "60 Minutes" special contributor Oprah Winfrey visited the memorial with Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of Equal Justice […]

Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of ‘Black Panther’

In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The donation will help expand Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, supporting the high-tech skills that were a major theme […]

Amandla Stenberg Passed on ‘Black Panther’ Role to Make Room for Darker-Skinned Actors

Amandla Stenberg, 19, best known for her role in “The Hunger Games,” explained in a recent conversation at the TIFF Next Wave Festival in Toronto why she walked away from the audition process for Ryan Coogler’s box office smash, “Black Panther.” “One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away […]

African-American Student Attending Spelman College Wins $25K Scholarship to Study For a Semester at the University of Oxford in England

Kyana Washington of Manvel, TX, an English major from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, has been selected as the English in Action 2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship recipient, a program of The English-Speaking Union. Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, announced the winner, noting that Ms. Washington will receive $25,000 toward a semester of study […]

Twitter Video: Kaepernick Completes His $1M Philanthropy Pledge

Colin Kaepernick is not letting his critics, including President Donald Trump, define him. Kaepernick has been making good on his plan to donate $1 million and all the proceeds from his jersey sales from the 2016 NFL season to charities. From October 2016 to June 2017, he has donated $900,000 to 31 organizations. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback […]