Lester Holt Delivers 151st Howard University Opening Convocation Address

“There are always going to be things that divide us,” Holt said. “Don’t be afraid of a healthy debate. Be smart. Don’t shoot from the hip. Shoot from the brain armed with facts and knowledge.”

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Lester Holt Will Deliver Opening Convocation Address At Howard University

“We are delighted to have Mr. Lester Holt serve as the Opening Convocation speaker, particularly during this season when the need for journalism is so important in our society,” says President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “Mr. Holt’s vast experience reporting the news in a fair and balanced manner has set him as an example for times like these.”

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Beto O’Rourke On NFL Players Kneeling During The National Anthem

Texas representative Beto O’Rourke brilliantly explained why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful. When asked if he agreed with athletes taking a knee, he stated, “Non-violently, peacefully, while the eyes of this country are watching these games, they take a knee to bring our attention and our focus to this problem to ensure that we fix it.”

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The Obamas Hit The Road To Get Americans Ready For The Midterms

Michelle Obama will headline voter registration rallies in Las Vegas and Miami later this month during a week of action by a new, nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, which she co-chairs. It encourages voting in November and future elections.

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Howard Univ. Swimmer Latroya Pina Set to Compete in 2020 Summer Olympics

“To represent your country at the Olympic level is every swimmers dream,” said Howard Swimming & Diving Head Coach Nicholas Askew. “We are excited for Latroya [Pina] and have no doubt, she will make Howard University and Cape Verde very proud.”

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Janet Jackson To Receive Award At Black Girls Rock Awards

Other award recipients include Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. BET Networks will air the special celebrating the accomplishments of black women on Sept. 9.

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