Beyoncé receives 1st Daytime Emmy Award nomination

Beyoncé — who has already won a host of accolades during her career — has been nominated in the Outstanding Original Song category for the track that she wrote for her mother’s Facebook talk show. Elsewhere, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” leads the overall list of nominees, with 18 nods in total. The long-running […]

Attorney Jotaka Eaddy’s #WinWithBlackWomen fought to protect Supreme Court nom

WASHINGTON — Attorney Jotaka Eaddy and thousands of others formed a metaphorical circle of protection around Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as she traipsed down the snake pit on Capitol Hill during the contentious SCOTUS confirmation hearings. Jackson is poised to become the first-ever Black woman U.S. Supreme Court jurist, but the path has been rife with […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to move forward after deadlock

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is expected to become the nation’s first Black female to join the Supreme Court later this week, despite the fact that the bipartisan group of senators deadlocked in a vote to advance her nomination. On Monday afternoon, April 4, 2022, Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination process came to a standstill after the […]

NCBCP CEO Melanie Campbell hosts event for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson

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WASHINGTON — Black power broker Melanie Campbell knew that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would face very formidable — and oftentimes unfair — treatment during the days-long confirmation hearings. Therefore, Campbell, the convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, constructed a local and nationwide infrastructure designed to support, defend and protect Jackson as much as […]

African vocalist Somi Kakoma earns Grammy nomination for live jazz album

In an official statement released to the press, East African jazz songstress, Somi Kakoma, announced she has been nominated for an award at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Shortlisted in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for her live album, Holy Room – Live at Alte Oper, Somi becomes the first African woman nominee in […]

Billy Porter reacts to Golden Globe nomination

Billy Porter says he’s “living beyond [his] wildest dreams” after picking up his second Golden Globes nomination. The 50-year-old actor was in contention for the Actor in a Drama TV Series gong at this year’s ceremony for his role as Pray Tell in the first season of FX series “Pose,” and he’s been nominated for the prize […]

Mother Emanuel AME nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The parishioners of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC have received a great honor. It was announced that the church has been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The move comes after the horrific mass shooting in 2015 by White supremacist Dylan Roof. During a prayer meeting, Roof opened fire on the unsuspecting parishioners […]

Loretta Lynch finally confirmed as new attorney general

After five months of delay and vicious political sparring, the nation finally has its first Black female attorney general. Loretta Lynch was confirmed yesterday by a Senate vote of 56 to 43, which included 10 Republicans voting for her. The confirmation of Lynch to replace Eric Holder was met by stiff Republican resistance with some […]

Will America get its 1st black woman to head the Justice Department?

President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate federal prosecutor, Loretta Lynch, as the replacement for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. If confirmed, this will make Lynch the first black woman to head the Justice Department. Lynch, 55, is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. The area covers Brooklyn, Queens, […]