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World’s Youngest Conductor To Direct 75-Piece Orchestra

World’s Youngest Conductor To Direct 75-Piece Orchestra

  Matthew Smith is an accomplished musician. As the youngest conductor to direct a 75-piece orchestra, 11-year-old Matthew Smith is quite literally setting the tempo for black excellence. The Nottingham, England native is preparing to lead the city’s Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Johann Strauss’ Operetta Die Fledermaus.  In addition to being a Grade 5…

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Facebook And Insulin Pump Help Student Free Herself From Car Trunk After Being Kidnapped

Facebook And Insulin Pump Help Student Free Herself From Car Trunk After Being Kidnapped

  Nursing student Brittany Diggs was kidnapped by armed robber and put inside the trunk of her car. She escaped by using her insulin pump. BIRMINGHAM, AL —— An Alabama woman is lucky to be alive – thanks to a Facebook video. A week ago, nursing student Brittany Diggs was forced into the trunk of…

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Black Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers On Trial For Killing Fugitive’s Son In Chase

Black Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers On Trial For Killing Fugitive’s Son In Chase

  Norris Greenhouse, Jr. And Derrick Stafford are 2 law enforcement officers  that are on trial for fatally shooting Jerry Mardis, 6, while chasing his father Christopher Few, who ar LOUISIANA —- Two Louisiana law enforcement officers weren’t in any danger when they fired a barrage of bullets at a car, killing a 6-year-old autistic…

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DOJ: Praises And Finds Fault In Minneapolis Police’s Response To Jamar Clark Protest

DOJ: Praises And Finds Fault In Minneapolis Police’s Response To Jamar Clark Protest

  Jamar Clark was killed by after a confrontation with 2 police officers. MINNEAPOLIS, MN —- A federal review released Monday found problems with Minneapolis’ coordination and communication during an 18-day standoff outside a police station following the fatal shooting of a Black man in 2015, but praised officers for their professionalism and the peaceful…

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New York Mayor Unveils Plan To Renovate Notorious Rikers Island Prison

New York Mayor Unveils Plan To Renovate Notorious Rikers Island Prison

  Rikers Island will be renovated, although many advocates want it torn down.   NEW YORK — While many criminal justice reform activists believe that the only way to address the horrific conditions at Rikers Island is to have it shut down, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks otherwise. According to the New…

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Palmetto Woman Reported Missing Was Murdered By Daughter’s Boyfriend

Palmetto Woman Reported Missing Was Murdered By Daughter’s Boyfriend

  Tricia Freeman, 47, was killed by Roy Nichols, Jr. who allegedly confessed. Her body was disposed of by her daughter, Kayla Coyler. PALMETTO, FL —- A Florida woman who was reported missing last week is dead and her daughter’s boyfriend will be charged with her murder, police said Sunday. Investigators said that 26-year-old Roy…

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Charlotte’s Black Leaders Confront Korean Beauty Store Owner About Choking  Of Black Customer

Charlotte’s Black Leaders Confront Korean Beauty Store Owner About Choking Of Black Customer

  Sung Ho Lim is confronted by members of the NAACP and Nation of Islam after choking incident. Residents are protesting in front of his store. CHARLOTTE, NC —- Members of the NAACP and the Nation of Islam (NOI) confronted Sung Ho Lim, a Korean beauty supply store owner, after a cell phone video of…

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Noose Found Hanging At Middle School

Noose Found Hanging At Middle School

  ORLANDO, FL —- A rope tied into a noose was found hanging outside the Gotha Middle School in Orlando, Fla., prompting an investigation by the police. According to the Associated Press, several students and staff members at Gotha saw the noose Wednesday morning before it was removed. Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools officials confirmed…

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Man Sentenced To 4 Years After Beatdown Left Gay Man Blind

Man Sentenced To 4 Years After Beatdown Left Gay Man Blind

Taj Patterson was severely beaten in 2013. BROOKLYN , NY —- Brooklyn judge sentenced a Hasidic Jewish man to four years in prison for participating in a vicious beatdown that left a gay black man blind in one eye. Mayer Herskovic was not the only person who assaulted Taj Patterson on Flushing Ave. in December…

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Baltimore Police Find Missing Autistic Teen Lured Away By Online Predator

  Kennedi High was found 5 days after she was reported missing. PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, MD —- Five days after she went missing, Baltimore investigators found an autistic Baltimore high school sophomore physically unharmed in a Prince Georges County apartment complex, police say. The search began almost immediately after Kennedi Simone High,16, a student at Western…

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Bill To Give Baltimore Investigators Police Power Stalls

Bill To Give Baltimore Investigators Police Power Stalls

  Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby felt investigators needed police power after the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray were not charged. BALTIMORE, MD —- A Senate committee has killed a bill that would have given police powers to investigators in the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, a move the city’s top prosecutor…

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New York Paramedic Killed By Man Driving Stolen Ambulance

New York Paramedic Killed By Man Driving Stolen Ambulance

  NY paramedic Yadira Arroyo was the mother of 5 children. BRONX, NY —- Yadira Arroyo, 44, was responding to a call with another paramedic in the Bronx neighborhood on Thursday night when she was hit. Authorities charged Jose Gonzalez, 25, with murder, grand larceny and driving while impaired by drugs. Ms. Arroyo was a…

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Teen Charged With Murdering Mother And Father Will Be Tried As An Adult

Teen Charged With Murdering Mother And Father Will Be Tried As An Adult

  Antonio ‘AJ’ Armstrong, Jr. will be tried as an adult in the 2016 murder of his mother and father, Antonio and Dawn Armstrong.  HOUSTON, TX —- Texas teenager, Antonio Armstrong Jr. is facing life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years, for allegedly shooting to death his former NFL player father, Antonio…

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Student That Copied ‘Odell Beckham’ Hairstyle Banned From School

Student That Copied ‘Odell Beckham’ Hairstyle Banned From School

Jaylon Sewell and other Black students at his school have been targeted for their hairstyles. MONROE, LA —- Jaylon Sewell decided to dye his hair in the style of Odell Beckham Jr., the wide receiver for the New York Giants, and he was shocked when that fashion decision was met with swift backlash at his…

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Film Released Of Mike Brown Inside Store Has Sparked New Protest In Ferguson; Prosecutor Calls It ‘Stupid’

Film Released Of Mike Brown Inside Store Has Sparked New Protest In Ferguson; Prosecutor Calls It ‘Stupid’

  Micheal Brown was fatally shot in 2015 by a Ferguson police officer after leaving the store in question. The shooting was after the store owner claimed Brown robbed his store. Ferguson police used the robbery as a way to taint Brown’s character after he was fatally shot. FERGUSON, MO —  A newly disclosed surveillance…

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Boycott Launched After Asian Store Owner Caught On Video Kicking And Choking Customer

Boycott Launched After Asian Store Owner Caught On Video Kicking And Choking Customer

  Missha Beauty store owner, Sung Ho Lim is shown choking an unidentified woman.  CHARLOTTE, NC —- Community leaders and customers of a west Charlotte beauty supply store showed up to the store Sunday, calling for a boycott after cellphone video showed the owner, an Asian man, kicking and choking an African-American woman. Sung Ho…

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Facebook Founder Visits HBCU NC A&T

Facebook Founder Visits HBCU NC A&T

Mark Zuckerberg visited NC A&T on Monday. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is on a tour of America. He says that he wants to “get out of my little bubble in San Francisco.” One supposes to learn about his customers and what life is like for normal people. The Facebook founder visited North Carolina A&T…

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First Black Regional President Of Federal Reserve Named

First Black Regional President Of Federal Reserve Named

  Raphael Bostic was a former policymaker for HUD. The Federal Reserve made progress Monday in an area it has long struggled in: Diversity. Raphael Bostic was named president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, becoming the first African-American regional president in the central bank’s history. Bostic, a former policymaker in the Department of Housing and…

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