In emotional testimony, Vanessa Bryant describes learning about leaked photos of Kobe crash site

Kobe Bryant’s widow says Los Angeles County first responders improperly shared photos of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed him and their 13-year-old daughter. By Alicia Victoria Lozano and Corky Siemaszko LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Bryant sobbed on the stand Friday as she described the anguish she felt after learning that first responders leaked images of the site […]

Airlines struggling with shortages want to recruit more diverse pilots. This HBCU could be a solution.

“We want to be a pipeline for Black pilots,” said William McCormick, chairman of Florida Memorial University’s Board of Trustees. At Florida Memorial University, a small historically Black university in Miami Gardens, Tremaine Johnson is training to become one of the country’s few Black pilots. Less than 2% of commercial airline pilots are Black, according […]

Dads Got This: How one Chicago dad is breaking the cycle of absentee fathers

Sheldon Smith founded the Dovetail Project to help young men in underserved communities become role models for their kids. In the latest episode “Dad’s Got This,” TODAY’s Craig Melvin is shining a light on the Dovetail Project. The initiative, which was founded by Chicago-based activist Sheldon Smith, provides young Black and Latino fathers with the skills they need […]

A Major Retrospective of Black Filmmaking Debuts at the Academy Museum

Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,’ opening Aug. 21, explores the myriad of ways Black filmmakers and performers have impacted film history and visual culture across decades. A still from William Selig’s ‘Something Good — Negro Kiss’ (1898), with Saint Suttle and Gertie Brown. COURTESY OF USC HMH FOUNDATION Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971, the Academy Museum of Motion […]