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School Shooting In Parkland Leaves 17 Dead

School Shooting In Parkland Leaves 17 Dead

Nikolas Cruz was captured off campus. PARKLAND, FL —-A  former student armed with a rifle stalked the halls of a Florida school, breaking windows and shooting terrified students in a massacre that left 17 people dead Wednesday, authorities said. The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School over disciplinary…

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Not Everyone Is A Fan Of Michelle Obama's Portrait 

Not Everyone Is A Fan Of Michelle Obama’s Portrait 

The highly anticipated unveiling of Barack and Michelle Obama’s presidential portraitshappened Monday at The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery — and the portraits caused quite the conversation. The Obamas, who each saw the portraits for the first time, delivered remarks praising the painters for their work. Renowned artist Kehinde Wiley created the portrait of Barack, while Baltimore…

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Applebee's Employees Fired After Racial Profiling Two Black Women

Applebee’s Employees Fired After Racial Profiling Two Black Women

After two black women alleged they were victims of racial profiling in Independence, Missouri, an Applebee’s franchise has fired three employees involved. ABC News reports Alexis Brison and her friend, Asia Hardy decided to eat at the local Applebee’s after a day of shopping at the mall only to be met with an Independence police officer, mall security…

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Former Police Officer Awarded $175K Settlement After He Was Fired For Not Shooting Disturbed Man

Former Police Officer Awarded $175K Settlement After He Was Fired For Not Shooting Disturbed Man

A former police officer received a $175,000 settlement after he was fired for not shooting a disturbed man, holding an unloaded handgun in 2016, CNN reports. Stephen Mader accused the Weirton Police Department in West Virginia of wrongful termination after he chose not to shoot 23-year-old Ronald “R.J.” Williams Jr., who was later killed by other officers…

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Brooklyn PTA Fundraiser Used Blackface

Brooklyn PTA Fundraiser Used Blackface

Members of a parent-teacher association used blackface photos to promote a speakeasy-themed fund-raiser at a Brooklyn school. The announcement has drawn criticism from parents and community members because of its cultural insensitivity. Photos used were from the 1920s and had clear depictions of blackface in them. According to The New York Daily News, the PTA of Public…

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JAY-Z Gives Speech At Trayvon Martin Peace Walk

JAY-Z Gives Speech At Trayvon Martin Peace Walk

JAY-Z with Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. MIAMI GARDENS, FL —- It was almost six years ago that George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin and to this day, the teen’s death still resonates all over the country. In Florida, Martin’s parents Sybrina and Tracy hold a Trayvon Martin Peace Walk & Peace Talk and this…

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Third Transgender Woman Killed In 2018

Third Transgender Woman Killed In 2018

Tonya ‘Kita’ Harvey was found shot to death. BUFFALO, NY —- Tonya Harvey, a black transgender woman, was shot to death in Buffalo, N.Y. last week in what authorities could be investigating as a hate crime. Hardy, is at least the third trans person on record to be killed in the U.S. this year, and…

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Friends Create Successful Barber App

Friends Create Successful Barber App

Friends Obi and Kush have taken the barbershop world by storm. Obi and Kush have been friends since high school. The two have now built an app that’s taking over barbershops around the country by storm.   The app, dubbed “TheCut” was created from the horrible experience the two had, struggling to find a good…

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2 Atlanta Men Arrested For  Kidnapping And Raping Boy, 12

2 Atlanta Men Arrested For  Kidnapping And Raping Boy, 12

  Kevin Walker and Kelvin Armstrong were arrested for attack on 12-year-old boy. ATLANTA, GA —Police in Georgia have arrested two men in connection with the abduction and rape of a 12-year-old boy last week. The first suspect, Kevin Walker, is a 46-year-old HIV-positive man accused of approaching the boy “from behind” and then dragging him back…

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