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68-Year-Old Swimmer Competes in National Senior Olympics

Once she became a contestant for the local games, Loretta Griffin was told that she would need to participate in the state level and place in the top four to attend the Nationals, as well as qualify the year before the actual Olympics. Griffin completed all her requirements, including coming in third place last year in a 500 freestyle that consisted of 20 laps and four strokes to qualify her for the Nationals.

The Atlanta Voice welcomes three students through Chevrolet journalism fellowship

The three students—Tyla Barnes from Hampton University, Miana Massey from Howard University and Emani Nichols from Morehouse College—will take part in an immersive program under Publisher Janis L. Ware and Editor-In-Chief Marshall A. Latimore that will provide the students with opportunities to file real stories as well as work alongside professional journalists and editors from The Atlanta Voice.

Defense Department still investigates UFOs, Pentagon spokesman admits

While skeptics persist, for years former military personnel, airline pilots and ordinary citizens have argued they have witnessed objects in the sky they argue are “not of this world.” For decades, The Final Call newspaper has published research chronicling the existence of what are commonly called UFOs but what the Nation of Islam refers to as IFO’s—Identified Flying Objects. 

Prostate Screening is a Must

According to the American Cancer Society, Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. African-American men are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer and twice as likely to die from it.

MC Lyte Making Dreams a Reality for African American Scholars

“…once I received the MC Lyte #EducateOURMen Scholarship to Dillard, I knew that I was destined to have a fulfilling college experience that was beyond my wildest dreams and I cannot thank MC Lyte, Lynn Richardson and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation enough for investing in me and being one of my strongest support systems,” said Joshua Williams, a valedictorian at historically Black Dillard University.

The Life, Faith & Work of Abdul Rahman Muhammad

The world lost a giant with the transition of Abdul Rahman Aquil Muhammad, who was a legend in the resurrection and restoration of Black life in America. Men, women and children hurt over his death, but celebrated the life of the Nation of Islam minister who died April 22 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 87 years old. 

Lack of Teacher Diversity Hurts Our Students

The lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District hurts all of our students. It is hurting students of color who often have teachers who do not understand their life experiences, and it is hurting our white students who leave high school unprepared for the diverse university and work environments of California. Put simply, we cannot succeed as a school district that promotes success for all students until we hire and retain more teachers of color.

COMMENTARY: Another Case of Alzheimer’s

The implications of the increase in Alzheimer’s patients goes far beyond the personal loss and sadness experienced by families. We are talking about immense healthcare costs. As I have witnessed in my extended family, an individual who is otherwise healthy can suffer a long and slow decline that can be not only emotionally intolerable for all involved but immensely expensive, sometimes to the point of personal bankruptcy.

Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington

The lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District hurts all of our students. It is hurting students of color who often have teachers who do not understand their life experiences, and it is hurting our white students who leave high school unprepared for the diverse university and work environments of California. Put simply, we cannot succeed as a school district that promotes success for all students until we hire and retain more teachers of color.

Waters: Buying A Car Should Be Fair, Transparent and Free of Discrimination

“Buying a car is a significant purchase for many Americans and should be a fair and transparent transaction, free of discrimination. Unfortunately, this is not the case for persons of color. The National Fair Housing Alliance, in a test of auto lending discrimination, found that nearly two-thirds of minority loan applicants received higher cost financing options from automobile dealers than less qualified white applicants.