1. Eric Adams was sworn in as New York City mayor in Times Square minutes after the new year.
  2. NBA player Dwight Howard signs a $500,00 deal with Arrowhead Water.
  3. Missouri single mother Ciearra Baker gifted her childeren a vending machine this Christmas to help steer them toward an entrepreneur path.
  4. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into legislation to relaunch Michigan’s first HBCU Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design in Detroit.
  5. The Supreme Court ruled on Dec. 10 to allow abortion providersโ€™ federal lawsuit challenging Texas abortion ban to proceed.
  6. Three black women hold the 3 major beauty US crowns. Elle Smith of Kentucky won Miss USA 2021, Destiny Wagner of Belize won Miss Earth 2021 and Breanna Myles of Florida won Miss Teen USA.
  7. Virginia will remove the pedestal that previously held a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue in Richmond.
  8. Former Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Jason Meade has been indicted on two counts of murder and one count of reckless homicide in the death of Casey Goodson Jr.
  9. Travis Hunter the number two football recruit in the nation commits to HBCU Jackson State.
  10. Former Minnesota officer Kim Potter was found guilty of two counts of murder in the death of Daunte wright