Day: August 27, 2021

Black History

Joséphine Baker to enter French Panthéon of National Heroes

American-born French dancer Joséphine Baker will be inducted into the Panthéon, an honour reserved for France’s national heroes, on November 30. The move recognises her courage in actively resisting Nazi Germany during World War II. Franco-American dancer and singer Joséphine Baker, a prominent figure in the French Resistance during World War II, will be inducted into […]readmore

National News

Prayer Call for Jesse Jackson and wife, Jacqueline

CHICAGO (CBS) — A plea was issued for prayers Wednesday night for the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, who are both battling COVID-19. “Make sure you include the Jacksons in your prayers,” said the Rev. Ira Acree.Rev. Jackson, 79, was fully vaccinated, according to a representative for Roseland Community Hospital, where he received his […]readmore

Biography

The French Connection:

A Blaxit Life in Paris for Essence WomenAudrey Edwards and Karen Thomas By Fern GillespieOn the eve of Donald Trump’s January 20, 2017 inauguration, veteran journalist and Brooklyn realtor Audrey Edwards landed in Paris. Her “blaxit” was the beginning of her journey as a Black American expatriate in Paris. It is legacy that includes cultural […]readmore

What's Going On

What’s Going On – 8/26

NEW YORK, NEW YORK August 24. New Yorkers turned a new corner in its political culture and temperature. Lieutenant Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the 57th Governor of NYS, making history as the first woman to ascend to the post. It marked the end of the Cuomo Era. Congratulations, Governor Hochul, we look forward […]readmore

City Politics

Kathy Hochul Becomes New York’s First Woman Governor, Promises “New

by Gwynne Hogan, WNYCJen Carlsonhttps://gothamist.com Kathy Hochul was sworn in as New York’s 57th Governor shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, becoming the first woman in state history to hold the position.In her first address to the people of New York later Tuesday afternoon, Hochul outlined her top priorities; reopening schools, combatting the Delta variant, expediting federal […]readmore