China’s ruling party gears up to purge ‘black sheep,’ ‘two-faced people’ from ranks — Radio Free Asia

China’s ruling Communist Party has launched a nationwide disciplinary campaign that will inspect its 96 million members for loyalty to supreme leader Xi Jinping and weed out officials from positions of power who were put there by rival political factions. The party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, charged with ensuring party members toe the line, … Read more

‘A Thousand And One’: Teyana Taylor Offers Nuance As Black Mom

Anyone who’s followed the multi-hyphenate talent that is Teyana Taylor knows that she can easily chameleon when she needs to, from harnessing her sexuality for a music video to being painfully honest on reality TV. Most recently, she’s channeled the nuanced role of a single mother in New York on a complicated journey of redemption … Read more

China’s Naval Strategists Dissect Ukraine’s USV Strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Base – The Diplomat

China’s Naval Strategists Dissect Ukraine’s USV Strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Base

Advertisement In shaping patterns of future warfare, there is little doubt that militaries across the world will be seeking to absorb the key lessons of the Russia-Ukraine War, ranging from the employment of tanks to the use of anti-ship cruise missiles and the ubiquitous drones. For the Chinese military, these lessons might even assume a … Read more

Lance Reddick’s Death Is Another Sign That Black Men Are Dying Too Young

Celebrities die just like the rest of us. When it happens, we commiserate collectively and pour out our hypothetical (and maybe literal) glasses for the deceased in honor of however they connected with us in their profession. When I heard about Lance Reddick’s death last Friday, there was something else… something I’ve felt before, recently … Read more

Former DEI official alleges ‘anti-black racism’ from Black Minneapolis city officials: ‘Weapons of Whiteness’

Minneapolis’ freshly departed racial-equity director alleged that she was subject to anti-Black racism at the hands of Black members of the city council who she blamed for using “weapons of Whiteness” to create a “toxic work environment.” In a scathing memo sent to Mayor Jacob Frey last week before she departed as director of the … Read more

HBCU Grad Makes History As First Black Female Neurosurgeon Resident At Vanderbilt

Florida A&M University alumna Tamia Potter is now the first Black woman to become a neurosurgeon resident at Vanderbilt University — and Twitter users can’t hold back their excitement for the history-making pioneer. The FAMU graduate shared the monumental news Friday on Twitter. “My first job was a certified nursing assistant at 17 years old … Read more

More Black men are needed in the classroom, diversity advocates say

CNN  —  Jamaal Grant was studying biology at Colby College in Maine when a friend asked if he’d be interested in teaching after graduation. Grant had planned to go to graduate school and build a career in science, but in need of a job, decided to teach science at a charter school in Boston. Within … Read more

UN says Black Sea Grain initiative extended

UN says Black Sea Grain initiative extended

The UN confirms that the Black Sea Grain Initiative has been extended, the UN Secretary General’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement on Saturday, Trend reports citing TASS. “The Black Sea Grain Initiative, signed in Istanbul on 22 July 2022, has been extended. The Initiative allows for the facilitation of the safe navigation for … Read more

Opinion: Why the US is beating Russia in the Black Sea without firing a shot

Editor’s Note: Sébastien Roblin has written on the technical, historical and political aspects of international security and conflict for outlets including 19FortyFive, Popular Mechanics, The National Interest, NBC,, Inside Unmanned Systems and War is Boring. He holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University in conflict resolution and served with the Peace Corps in China. … Read more