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Church pastors serve as voices for Black communities during pandemic

In times like these, many of us are turning to faith to guide us through the pandemic. For many in Black communities, it’s tough because a lot of services offered can’t be done in person. But two pastors in Southwest Florida have found unique solutions to keep their congregations engaged in a virtual way. Church […]

Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96

Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96. Tyson’s death was announced by her family, via her manager […]

FGCU students honor MLK’s past leadership, say ‘next person is you’

We celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a nation Monday, but students at FGCU decided not to wait. A group of FGCU students rallied, marched and discussed Thursday how they could all follow King’s example and make a difference in the world. “If Dr. Martin Luther King was here, one thing I think he […]

Miss USA Asya Branch wants to use her crown to fight for prison reform

The moment Asya Branch made history, becoming the first Black representative from Mississippi to win the Miss USA competition, her mind went blank. After confirming the announcer had actually said her name, Branch told CBS News that “it was a moment of just pure joy and gratefulness.” On Monday, the 22-year-old Bonneville native was crowned […]