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FL Teen’s Prom Dress In Honor Of Those Who Died At The Hands Of Police Brutality Goes Viral

FL Teen’s Prom Dress In Honor Of Those Who Died At The Hands Of Police Brutality Goes Viral

  Milan-Bolden Morris is the Palm Beach’s top girls basketball player of the year. WEST PALM BEACH, FL —- Prom season is in full swing and the kids are showing up and showing out for their last hurrah before they begin their new lives on college campuses across the nation. However 17-year-old Milan Bolden-Morris is…

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Memphis Black Lives Matters Chapter Raising Money To Bail Out Women From Jail Before Mother’s Day

Memphis Black Lives Matters Chapter Raising Money To Bail Out Women From Jail Before Mother’s Day

The Memphis chapter of Black Lives Matter is attempting to help bail out 274 women who are still in jail because they cannot afford bail money. MEMPHIS, TN —- A campaign to raise bail money for women held in Shelby County jail in time for Mother’s Day raises a question forcing change in some cities. Should…

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7 Black Fox News Employees Plan To Join Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

7 Black Fox News Employees Plan To Join Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

  Sexual harassment is apparently not the only thing toxic about Fox News’ culture. New York magazine reports there are mounting allegations that there was also blatant racial discrimination at the network, and, that this week, 7 Black Fox News employees plan to join an existing racial discrimination suit filed last month. The original lawsuit,…

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Black Inmate Is First Death Row Inmate In Decade To Be Executed In Arkansas

Black Inmate Is First Death Row Inmate In Decade To Be Executed In Arkansas

  Ledell Lee was executed by lethal injection on Thursday. GRADY, AR —- Amid rising controversy over the drugs used in its lethal-injection protocol and a flurry of legal battles in the last week attempting to stop its expedited execution plan, the state of Arkansas carried out its first execution in more than a decade…

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Georgetown University Naming Building After Former Slave

Georgetown University Naming Building After Former Slave

  Georgetown University sold 272 slaves to pay off debts in 1838. Back in 1838 Georgetown University sold 272 slaves in order to pay off school debts. Now, all these years later they are renaming two buildings on their campus after some of those who were sold like cattle. The sale was done by two…

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The Works Of Literary Icon, John Baldwin Are Now Housed At the Schomburg Center In Harlem

The Works Of Literary Icon, John Baldwin Are Now Housed At the Schomburg Center In Harlem

Literary icon, John Baldwin.  Lauded by his contemporaries and widely hailed as one of the most profound social critics of all time, James Baldwin is a literary icon. Born in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance, the writing of the American novelist, essayist, playwright and poet has endured the test of time. His books are a…

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Girl, 8, Is Suspect In Baby’s Death At Daycare Center

Girl, 8, Is Suspect In Baby’s Death At Daycare Center

  Korey Brown was found dead at day care center. MUSKEGON, MI —- A young girl is a suspect in the death of an infant at a Michigan daycare. Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis said that Korey Brown, who is only one year old, was found dead at the Keysha Keepers Daycare when his mother went to pick…

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Teen Shoots Police After Believing They Were Burglars

Teen Shoots Police After Believing They Were Burglars

DETROIT, MI —- A teen gunman in Detroit blasted a cop’s face through a door — believing the two officers outside his home were burglars after reporting a Sunday night break-in attempt, police said. The 19-year-old opened fired on two officers with a shotgun “fearing for the safety” of his mother and brother, Detroit police…

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Police make arrest after teen accidentally kills himself while live on Instagram

Police make arrest after teen accidentally kills himself while live on Instagram

  Malachi Hemphill FOREST PARK, Ga. – Police have made an arrest in the death of a teen who accidentally shot himself while he was live on Instagram. Malachi Hemphill, 13, was handling a gun while broadcasting live on the social media site when the firearm went off on April 10. Hemphill was rushed to the hospital,…

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Cleveland Crazy Kills Elderly Man And Videos It On Facebook

Cleveland Crazy Kills Elderly Man And Videos It On Facebook

  Steve Stephens killed Robert Godwin, Sr., 74. Police in Cleveland are working with the FBI and other authorities, to find a suspect accused of committing a homicide and sharing the horrific footage on Facebook. Steve Stephens is being urged to turn himself in after he shot an elderly man in the head Sunday (April…

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Judge Convicts Teen In Bathroom Brawl That Led To Another Teen’s Death

Judge Convicts Teen In Bathroom Brawl That Led To Another Teen’s Death

DELAWARE —- A Delaware judge convicted a 17-year-old girl of homicide Thursday for last year’s high school bathroom fight that left another teenage girl dead. The judge also convicted a second girl of conspiracy in the 16-year-old’s death, but acquitted a third teen of the same charge. All three defendants, who were 16 when the…

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New York Judge Found Dead On Bank Of Hudson River

New York Judge Found Dead On Bank Of Hudson River

  Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found not far from her Harlem home.New NEW YORK CITY —- Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first-ever female Muslim judge in U.S. history and the first African-American woman to serve on New York’s highest court, was found dead Wednesday on the bank of the Hudson River, police said. Abdus-Salaam, 65, was discovered…

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‘Hidden Figures’ Author Writing 2 More Books

‘Hidden Figures’ Author Writing 2 More Books

  Margot Lee Shetterly’s book ‘Hidden Figures’ was not only a historical victory it was  a box office smash. Margot Lee Shetterly shook the world after putting pen to page with her bestselling book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Now,…

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New York Becomes First State To Offer FREE College Tuition

New York Becomes First State To Offer FREE College Tuition

  NEW YORK — Last weekend it was announced that New York’s State Senate was moving forward with approving the next year’s fiscal budget which included a bill that would make college tuition free at two and four-year public colleges for middle-class families. Starting Fall 2017, students will be eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship if…

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Teen Accidentally Kills Himself On Instagram Live

Teen Accidentally Kills Himself On Instagram Live

  Malachi Hemphill was on Instagram Live, when the gun went off, killing him. ATLANTA, GA —- An Atlanta teen is dead after he accidentally shot himself while his friends watched on Instagram Live, according to local TV station WXIA. “I heard a big boom,” his mother Shaniqua Stephens said. “I couldn’t tell if it was a…

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Four Blacks Announced As 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Four Blacks Announced As 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

  Tyehimba Jess, Hilton Als, Lynn Nottage and Colson Whitehead. On Tuesday, the Pulitzer Prize Committee publicly announced the winners of its distinguished award. Among the 21 selected, 4 of the winners were Black. The categories for the four winners included poetry, criticism, drama and fiction. Inducted into this year’s class of Pulitzer Prize winners…

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Teacher Fatally Shot By Estranged Husband At Elementary School In Murder-Suicide

Teacher Fatally Shot By Estranged Husband At Elementary School In Murder-Suicide

  Karen Elaine Smith and her husband Cedric Anderson had been married for a few months. SAN BERNADINO, CA — The man who opened fire at the North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino had even checked in at the front office in order to see his estranged wife, who he later killed. His wife, Karen Elaine…

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Study: Having At Least 1 Black Teacher Reduces Dropout Rates For Black Students

Study: Having At Least 1 Black Teacher Reduces Dropout Rates For Black Students

  How important is it to have a role model? A new working paper puts some numbers to that question. Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys’ probability of dropping out of high school by 39 percent, the study found. And by high school, African-American students, both boys and girls,…

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