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Prairie View A&M University wins grant to produce show on HBCU success

Prairie View A&M University is among one of the 15 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to receive a $200,000 grant designed to create a pipeline of connections, opportunity and increase in diverse representation in the media industry. The grant was given by The Propel Center, a global leadership hub for an innovation hub for…

Omicron wave leaves US food banks scrambling for volunteers

 Food banks across the country are experiencing a critical shortage of volunteers as the omicron variant frightens people away from their usual shifts, and companies and schools that regularly supply large groups of volunteers are canceling their participation over virus fears. The end result in many cases has been a serious increase in spending by the food…

Defender Top 10 MCs of All Time

In 2014, Chris Rock starred in a movie entitled Top Five, a semi-romantic comedy revolving around his list of “Top Five MCs” of all time. But Rock’s character in the movie was neither the first nor the last person to compile such a list. And no two individuals’ lists are the same. And because the decades…

Ian Alexander Jr., only child of Regina King, dies at age 26

 Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. He turned 26 on Wednesday. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” a family statement shared Saturday by a King spokesman said. “He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the…