Robert Chelsea just got a new face, and with it, he is the latest milestone in the burgeoning world of facial transplant surgery. He is the first African American to receive a full facial transplant, with a successful surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. A black patient in Paris received a partial face transplant in 2007.
Representative John Conyers Jr., an advocate of liberal causes for five decades and the longest-serving African-American in the history of Congress, died on Sunday at his home in Detroit. He was 90. His death was confirmed by a family spokeswoman, Holly Baird.
BlackpressUSA: Rededicated Emmett Till Memorial is now bulletproof
A memorial has been rededicated to Emmett Till just outside of Glendora, Miss.
The new marker was dedicated Saturday to the slain 14-year-old Black teen from Chicago. His tragic and brutal murder jump-started the civil rights movement more than six decades ago.
Refinery 29 Unbothered: Atatiana Jefferson’s Name May Eventually Stop Trending, But The Fight For Black Lives Can’t
On Thursday, 28-year-old Atatiana Koquice Jefferson is being laid to rest. Had former Fort Worth, Texas officer Aaron Dean — one of two cops who showed up to her home following a neighbor’s welfare check request just 11 days prior — not shot her through her window while she was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew, I imagine she may have been easing into her work day just as I am.
It’s not unusual to cobble together family savings, scholarships and federal loans to pay for college. What is less common: a loan to the parents of the students. The Parent PLUS Loan provides funds to parents with only a minimal check to see if they have the means to repay it.