Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Tag: black

A 555.55-carat black diamond believed to come from space is going on sale

Written by Isabelle Jani-Friend, CNN A 555.55-carat black diamond that is truly from out of this world has been unveiled by auction house Sotheby’s Dubai. The rare gem, which Sotheby’s has dubbed “The Enigma,”...

‘Extremely rare’ 17th-century painting of Black woman with White companion placed under export bar from UK

Written by Sana Noor Haq, CNN A 17th-century painting showing a Black woman with her White companion has been placed under a temporary export bar to reduce the risk of the artwork leaving the...

Black British entrepreneurs rely on foreign investment while home funds look away

“It is clear that the UK is not the place to try and get funding for your startup,” says Rich Serunjogi, founder of Business Score, which matches e-commerce companies with working capital financing. “Only...

Fordham University lecturer fired after mixing up names of two Black students

A Fordham University lecturer was fired after allegedly mixing up the names of two Black students in his class. According to The Observer, Christopher Trogan, a lecturer in Fordham University’s English department was terminated...

‘Belfast’ and ‘Passing’ review: Actors Kenneth Branagh and Rebecca Hall direct two films that join the Oscar race by looking back in black and white

Written, produced and directed by Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast” isn’t exactly autobiographical but chronicles a story and time that the actor and filmmaker knows well, as unrest involving hostility by Protestants toward Catholics roiled the...

Washington Post wonders if Black and Latino neighborhoods need to fight for electric vehicle charging stations

Media top headlines December 10 In media news today, MSNBC primetime hosts avoid the Jussie Smollet verdict, The View Gushes over Hillary Clinton’s would-be 2016 victory speech, and CNBC’s Jim Cramer gushes about the...

Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels

Shoppers with bags from various stores stand next to each other as Black Friday sales begin at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Kentucky, November 26, 2021. Jon Cherry | Reuters Traffic...

Black Friday disrupted by Extinction Rebellion activists

An activist from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate change group sits on a giant wooden rocket as they block the exit to an Amazon distribution centre in Tilbury, east of London. BEN STANSALL |...

Janet Rollé makes history as first Black American Ballet Theatre CEO

Janet Rollé, formerly the general manager of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment for five years, will be the new CEO and executive director of the American Ballet Theatre. Her role goes into effect January 3, 2022,...

Ahead of Black Friday, some shoppers still have holiday debt from 2020

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, Americans are prepared to shell out big bucks. This year’s holiday spending is expected to shatter records, according to a forecast by the National Retail...