2021-11-01 E-Edition

Make the Most of Your Holiday Season

Pandemic Holiday Season Year Two May Cause Some Additional Stress

If you’re like many people, you look across the landscape of your social media feeds and see pristine photos and fun memories being shared at all times. We are constantly reminded of the joy that is supposed to come with the holiday season whether we are out shopping, watching television, listening to the radio or podcasts, or even watching movies. […]

Words from the Publisher Dr. LaDonna Boyd

Focusing on thankfulness in the 2021 holiday season may be challeng­ing for some, but should be the goal of all. Gratitude is fuel to our souls. The more we express gratitude and thanksgiving for our lives, our fami­lies, and everything we have, the more good we see in our circumstances. Gratitude makes us appreciate what we have rather than focusing […]

General Colin Powell Succumbs to COVID

Powell became the first Black national security advisor during the end of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. He also became the youngest and the first African- American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush. General Powell was thrust into the global spotlight after leading the US to victory during the Gulf War, with many considering him as […]

RHB Central: News & Views

GMA Dove Awards Brings Artists Together Again

RHB Supports Doves as Print Sponsor for 52nd Annual Event Excitement filled Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, October 19 as gospel artists, pub­lishers, producers, and fans gathered for the first live Gospel Music Association Dove Awards since 2019. The 52nd annual event featured co-hosts Jonathan McReynolds and Natalie Grant, with performances by outstanding artists such as CeCe Winans, winner […]

Martin Reflects on 40 Years of Service at RHB

This year, RHB operations employee Paul Mar­tin is celebrating 40 years of service. Martin start­ed at R.H. Boyd in 1981, when the company was called the National Baptist Publishing Board. Martin is regarded by some in the office as a jack of all trades. You name it and he does it. “I started as a press helper,” Martin recalled. “At […]

Howard U. Announces $5 Million Gift

Eddie and Sylvia Brown Give to Support GRACE Grant for Students

WASHINGTON – Howard University recent­ly announced a $5 million gift from Eddie C. Brown (BSEE ‘61) and C. Sylvia Brown (BS ‘62) to support the Graduation Retention Access to Continued Excellence (GRACE) Grant for stu­dents facing financial barriers. Eddie Brown is the founder, chairman and CEO of Brown Capital Management, a Balti­more based asset management firm that is the sec­ond […]

New Author Seeks Revelation in Black Experience

When people reel off the names of American Black writers such as Kiese Laymon and Jesmyn Ward and Dee­sha Philyaw, Danté Stewart hopes they’ll include his name, too. “I wanted to be in the tradition of Black writing, but also wanted to do it as a Christian,” Stewart said. His first book, Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle, released […]

Bronx Native Fulfills Dream of Mobile Bookstore

Latanya DeVaughn Recognized as a GoFundMe Hero

Bronx Borough, New York native Latanya DeVaughn knows that every neighborhood deserves a bookstore. Even if that store is in a converted bus. As a young girl, DeVaughn drew inspiration from her grandmother who instilled in her a thirst for knowledge and a love of reading. “My grandmother was an educator in the South Bronx,” said DeVaughn. “She read to […]

Morehouse Students Win Zillow’s HBCU Hackathon

All Hackathon Participants Qualify for a Zillow Internship Interview

SEATTLE—Zillow’s HBCU Hous­ing Hackathon, which drew more than 150 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), awarded top prizes to teams that inno­vated to help at-risk renters and strug­gling first-time home buyers. The top three finishers in the hackathon, created in collaboration with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Black Tech Ventures (BTV) and Amplify 4 Good, won over […]