Author Archives: Tonya Garcia

The US Navy Is The Latest Organization To Add To Maternity Leave Benefit

They’re tripling the amount of time being offered.

Misty Copeland To Join Broadway Show ‘On The Town’ This Summer

Get a ticket if you’ll be in NYC between August 25 and September 6.

Café Mocha (& MadameNoire) Hit The Essence Music Festival

It’s on in New Orleans!

Reelz Will Broadcast Trump’s Miss USA Pageant

Boo!

Black Unemployment Rate Takes A Big Dip To 9.5%

Many people dropped out of the job search. But the jobs created are higher paying.

Trump Sues Univision For $500 Million, Gets Dumped By Macy’s

He’s also threatening a lawsuit against NBCUniversal.

The Misty Effect: American Ballet Theatre Pushes For Greater Diversity In Ballet

Misty Copeland is the first Black principal dancer in ABT history. This is only the start.

Environmental Groups Respond To Black Chamber Of Commerce Objections To Clean Power Plan

What are some of the environmental issues your community is facing?

Ferguson Still Struggles To Recover From The Aftermath Of Michael Brown’s Death

Small business loans have been hard to come by.

UPDATE: Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Halfway House

He might be serving the rest of his 30-month sentence at a halfway house.