Since it’s a new year we here at UrbanFaith figured that we would try something new. Today will be the start of a weekly section entitled “The Good News” where we will round up some of positive headlines from the week as a way to ease our readers into the weekend. We hope that you’ll like this section. We also hope that you will share positive headlines from the African and African-American community you’ve come across during the week on the UrbanFaith Facebook page so that maybe your selection will pop up in the Good News for the week.

So without further ado, here is this week’s Good News:

FAMU, the 126-year-old historically black university, selects its 11th president and she is the first female president in the university’s history. (WCTV)

The Root highlights 15 exceptionally talented young people of color who we all ought to keep our eyes on. (The Root)

Former child soldier Ishmael Beah, the young man behind the memoir “A Long Way Gone,” released his debut novel, “Radiance of Tomorrow.” (NPR)

Disney honors black doctor, Dr. Myiesha Taylor, by naming Doc McStuffin’s mother after her. (JET)

Saturday Night Live makes three new black female hires in one week–a new black female cast member and two black female writers. (Washington Post)

The 45th annual NAACP Image Award nominations are out and it looks like February 22nd will be a beautiful night. (NAACP )

And lest we be remiss…

Rest in Peace and Power to author and activist Amiri Baraka (The Grio)

Have a great weekend!


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