Singer and producer Akon is putting his influence to good use through the launch of a solar academy that will supply electricity to 600 million people in Africa.

For months a petition has circulated to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge—Pettus was a KKK grand dragon and a confederate general–and now senators have approved a resolution to rename it the Journey to Freedom Bridge. What do you think of the proposed new name?

Princeton becomes the last of  the Ivy League schools to offer an African American studies program.

A recent study done by the University of Michigan finds that black women cope with infertility in silence. Though this isn’t good news, maybe it is the start of a discussion on how the church can help. What do you think the church can do?

Brooklyn is leading the pack with the highest percentage of women-led startups.

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