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Little Ceasars Founder Dies; Good Deed To Rosa Parks Revealed

Little Ceasars Founder Dies; Good Deed To Rosa Parks Revealed

  Michael ‘pizza pizza’ Ilitch paid Rosa Parks’ rent after she was robbed. Last Friday at the age of 87, self-made billionaire Michael “Mike” Ilitch died at a Detroit Hospital. In the days since his death it has been revealed that, in addition to his successful business ventures as founder of Little Caesars Pizza, owner…

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Ex-Engineer At Uber Says Company Has Culture Of Sex Harassment

Ex-Engineer At Uber Says Company Has Culture Of Sex Harassment

  SAN FRANCISCO, CA —- Uber is not known for treating its drivers particularly well, but it gets worse: According to allegations from an ex-engineer Susan J. Fowler, the ridesharing app has a culture of misogyny, and threatened to fire her after she reported sexual harassment. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has already responded to the…

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Atlanta Billboard Advertises National Trend And New Documentary

Atlanta Billboard Advertises National Trend And New Documentary

Billboard has caused a lot of stir and conversation. Drivers heading down I-285 near Camp Creek Parkway have been faced with a billboard unlike most of the others they pass. Displayed across a black background, bold white letters in all caps read: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BEING PUSHED OUT OF ATLANTA. That controversial message, referring to gentrification…

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Chicago Teen Arrested For Killing Her Mother

Chicago Teen Arrested For Killing Her Mother

  Jaimie Garnett and her daughter, Chastinea Reeves. CHICAGO, IL —- Chicago teen has been arrested for the killing of her mother after being the subject of an Amber Alert on Monday. She has been charged as a juvenile for the murder. Chastinea Reeves became the subject of an Amber Alert on Monday when authorities…

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Black Legislators In Maryland Pushing For Diversity In Billion $ Marijuana Industry

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland are strongly pushing for more diversity within the legal marijuana industry. Marijuana has contributed to the mass incarceration of African-Americans and of course, now that is being legalized nationwide, there are few to no Black faces within the realm of the billion dollar…

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Yale Changes Residential College Named For White Supremacist After Criticism

Yale’s Calhoun College will be changed to Grace Hopper College. Yale President Peter Salovey announced that the university would rename Calhoun College to honor one of Yale’s most distinguished graduates, Grace Murray Hopper. Salovey made the decision with the university’s board of trustees — the Yale Corporation — at its most recent meeting. “The decision…

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WAR IN THE STREETS: Girls, 11 And 12 Among 27 Shot In Chicago Over Weekend

WAR IN THE STREETS: Girls, 11 And 12 Among 27 Shot In Chicago Over Weekend

Takiya Holmes and Kanari Gentry Bowers. CHICAGO, IL —- Gun violence in Chicago continues to outpace last year as 27 people, including two young girls, were shot this weekend. The Chicago Tribune reports that the girls, 11 and 12, remained in critical condition and on life support Monday after being shot in separate South Side…

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Four Charged In Facebook Live ‘Torture’ Of Disabled Man Plead ‘Not Guilty’

Four Charged In Facebook Live ‘Torture’ Of Disabled Man Plead ‘Not Guilty’

  Jordan Hill, Tanishia Covington, Tesfaye Cooper and Brittany Covington. CHICAGO, IL — The four people accused of torturing a white, mentally disabled man in an attack that was streamed to Facebook Live, drawing outrage across the nation, pleaded not guilty at their arraignment before a Cook County, Ill., judge, the Chicago Sun Times reports….

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Ferguson Instigator: KKK Imperial Wizard Murdered By His Wife And Stepson

Ferguson Instigator: KKK Imperial Wizard Murdered By His Wife And Stepson

ST. LOUIS, MO —- The body of Frank Ancona, who called himself an “imperial wizard” of the KKK, was found next to a river on Saturday. His wife Malissa Ancona, who appealed for his return on Facebook, and stepson Paul Jinkerson, Jr. were charged with the murder on Monday. They are also facing charges of…

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The Green Book: In The 1940s, 50s And 60s Was The Black Travelers’ Guide To Remain Safe

The Green Book: In The 1940s, 50s And 60s Was The Black Travelers’ Guide To Remain Safe

This is the cover of the 1940  version of the ‘Negro Motorist Green Book’ was produced by Victor Hugo Green. During the height of segregation and Jim Crow, many African Americans owned copies of the “Negro Motorist Green Book,” a guide that informed travelers of the safest places to eat, sleep or get a haircut…

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California Deputy Caught On Video Saying He Would Create A Charge To Put Man In Jail

California Deputy Caught On Video Saying He Would Create A Charge To Put Man In Jail

  Duncan Hicks SAN BERNADINO, CA – Authorities in California are investigating after a video surfaced showing a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy threatening to create charges and throw a man in jail. Duncan Hicks went into the Victorville sheriff’s station Jan. 20 around 11 a.m. to file an incident report regarding a child custody…

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Asst. Principal Creates GoFundMe Account For Homeless Student Battling Cancer

Asst. Principal Creates GoFundMe Account For Homeless Student Battling Cancer

  Asst. principal Nyesha  and Mia Blount. BROOKLYN, NY —- The area of Brownsville has long had the unfortunate reputation as one of the most violent and impoverished areas in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn, N.Y. However, plenty of good has come from the neighborhoods as well. Brooklyn student Mia Blount, 11, is battling the devastating…

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Teen That Was Bullied And Teased About Freckles, Gets Last Laugh

Teen That Was Bullied And Teased About Freckles, Gets Last Laugh

  Salem Mitchell , 18, has become a social media sensation and ‘It Girl’ – but not for the reasons you might expect. The young Californian, Salem Mitchell gained attention online for her distinctive freckles. Mitchell, who is of African-American and Filipino descent, told the San Diego Voice that people began to make fun of her freckles….

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President Of Morehouse College Is Fired

President Of Morehouse College Is Fired

John Wilson, president of Morehouse College did not have his contract renewed. John S. Wilson will be done as president of Morehouse College after his four-year term ends in June. The school’s board of trustees decided not to renew his contract. The vote apparently took place at the historically black, all-male college on Jan. 13,…

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55,000 Attend Honda HBCU Battle Of The Bands In ATL

55,000 Attend Honda HBCU Battle Of The Bands In ATL

The Marching Wildcats were the largest band represented with 300 band members. This was BC-U’s 12 appearance in the battle.  1,600 musicians from the 8 HBCUs played a medley composed by FAMU music professor and guest conductor Lindsey Sarjeant. On January 28, amid the rush of fans purchasing Atlanta Falcons gear and parades being held…

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Black Twitter Drags Gospel Singer Vicki Yohe And Pastor Paula White For Supporting Donald Trump

Black Twitter Drags Gospel Singer Vicki Yohe And Pastor Paula White For Supporting Donald Trump

  Vicki Yohe and Pastor Paula White. There’s a collection of Black folks who are feeling some sort of way about white gospel singer Vicki Yohe and white pastor Paula White openly supporting Celebrity-elect Donald Trump…all while catering to the Black community. Vicki sings “Because Of Who You Are,” and she has a strong following…

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5th Grade Teacher Inspires Students With Personalized Handshakes, Dap And Dab

5th Grade Teacher Inspires Students With Personalized Handshakes, Dap And Dab

Teacher Barry White, Jr., inspires his students with greetings just for them daily. CHARLOTTE, NC —- Barry White, Jr., a fifth grade English teacher at Ashley Park PreK-8 School in Charlotte, North Carolina, has an elaborate, personalized handshake with every one of his students. Every. Single. One. “They know when they get to the front…

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Jury Convicts Minnesota Man Who Shot BLM Protesters

Jury Convicts Minnesota Man Who Shot BLM Protesters

Allen Scarsella provoked protesters with racial slurs before shooting 5 Black men. MINNEAPOLIS, MN —- A Minnesota jury on last Wednesday convicted the man who shot five African-American men during a Black Lives Matter protest after the 2015 fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, reports ABC News. Allen Scarsella, 24, of Bloomington, was found guilty on…

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