NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams is the recipient of the Kia Community Assist Award for November in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work, the NBA announced Tuesday. Kia and the NBA are honoring Williams in part for his charitable efforts through his Point of Hope Foundation (POH), which supports programs that provide resources, research grants and a number of in-house initiatives that help children and families in need.
FLORIDA -- Bubbly, creative and kind-hearted, accurately describes 11-year old Myah J. Davie of Orlando, Florida.
Myah loves to draw and design clothing as a hobby so when her parents' college friends, Sheri and Corey Crawley started Pretty Brown Girl, LLC,
Myah was eager to help.The company's flagship product, "Laila" the Pretty Brown Girl doll, was prompted from the couple watching the reenactment of the 1940's Doll Test that aired on CNN 360 with Anderson Cooper.
NEW YORK -- My husband and I fuss and fret over our black boy.
Like other parents, we worry about a lot. We want him to use his smarts
Do we coddle him too much?
We want him to be tough and kind,
but assertive and gentle, and not mean.
His boundaries of independent
exploration are radiating outward, concentric circles growing farther
and farther from us.
We wring our hands and pretend to look away in acknowledgment that he's
ready to claim his freedom, even as we cast furtive glances his way.
RENTON, Wash. -- Brian Banks will get a crack at the NFL, even if it's simply a tryout.
The Seattle Seahawks confirmed Wednesday they will hold a tryout for
Banks, a former high school football star who was exonerated last week
in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll did not speak following the Seahawks'
offseason workout on Wednesday, but the team confirmed that Banks will
work out for the team on June 7.
"This is what I have dreamed about my entire life,'' Banks said in a
statement from the California Western School of Law, home of the
California Innocence Project.
CALIFORNIA -- Africland is a social network that is meant for Africans, both in the continent and Diaspora.
This site offers a rare opportunity for people with African ancestry to link up, learn and networking with one another all over the globe.
Launched on April 7th, the site has seen an exponential growth of members who have had positive feedback. Founder and administrator, Lorenzo Were, candidly talks about the site and his objective.
According to Lorenzo, he came up with this idea after realize how out of touch African descendants were with each other, the misconceptions, misunderstandings and almost a near case of suspicion from one another.
NEW YORK (BP) --The
statistics are widely published.
The National Center for Health
Statistics reports that more than one half (54.3 percent) of Americans
are obese, with black women comprising the most overweight segment of
the U.S. population, followed by Hispanic women.
The statistics indicate
that 78 percent of us are overweight - that's nearly four out of five
black women - and 54 percent of us are obese.
African-American women are
suffering from obesity at an alarmingly disproportionate rate compared
to women of other races.
NEW YORK -- Over the years, Jamie Dukes, a former NFL offensive lineman, has
watched friends, former teammates and colleagues -- most of them black
men and all of them overweight -- die from heart attacks, diabetes and
other maladies related to their weight.
There have been seven teammates who he can name off the top of his
head. All died before the age of 45.
NEW YORK -- swim
swim swim I SAY is the only female and minority owned swimming company
in the Harlem/Upper Manhattan NYC area that is teaching a "Fear of Water
To Loving the Water" (TM) swimming curriculum.
The company's president and CEO, Agnes Davis (pictured), who is also an instructor
of swim swim swim I SAY, comments, "We are so excited with the success
of our Fear of Water to Loving the Water Swimming Classes."
"To see tots,
children and adults who just don't want to get into the water (even if
they could stand), fear the water just because.
MARYLAND -- In his newly released book entitledAfrican American Authentic Manhood Training,
author Jeff L. Robertson teaches and equips young men with life-skill
principles that are vital to becoming authentic men of purpose.
teaches them the vital role that forgiveness plays in building healthy
relationships with family members, coworkers, classmates, friends, and
the community at large.
In the book, African American men are trained to master the following
1) To be "tenderhearted" (compassionate), not
NEW YORK -- Ebony
Blackmon Humphrey, the wife of a national football champion defies the
odds, and taps into what she calls "the power of God" to author a series
of books entitledInside the Locker Room.
This series of books
gives a detailed account of her life as a devoted woman of God, and a
wife of a professional sports player.
The first book of the series entitledInside the Locker Room: The Journey of Faith and the Power of Prayeris scheduled to be released in May 2011, and will be distributed
everywhere books are sold by Charisma Media (formerly Strang
MIAMI -- The side door to the newly refurbished gym opened, a
blast of sunlight splashed into the darkened corner, and 100 children
began shrieking in unison.
LeBron James was thrilled.
"It never gets old," James said.
was the reception last Wednesday when the LeBron James Family Foundation and
Hewlett-Packard began rolling out what will soon be 1,000 new computers
to 59 different Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. At the Miami club,
the roof is getting replaced and workspaces for kids are being spruced
up with furniture from the HomeCourt line that James designs with
girlfriend Savannah Brinson.
By JASON STRAZIUSO and MAGGIE FICK, Associated Press Jason Straziuso And Maggie Fick, Associated Press
JUBA, Sudan – How do you get a long-suffering but little-known slice of Africa on the White House agenda and onto American TV screens?George Clooney
knows how.Humble, self-effacing and dressed for safari, the Hollywood star and former Sexiest Man Alive was in the scruffy, straw-hut capital of Southern Sudan on Saturday to draw attention to the region's weeklong independence referendum.The vote, which begins Sunday, is likely to create the world's newest nation.