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Fatal shooting that shook the nation

Fatal shooting that shook the nation

Larry Woodruffe, the alleged trigger man in the fatal shooting of Jazmine Barnes, 7, denies any involvement in the murder that rankled the nation. He claims he was nowhere near the scene on Dec. 30, according to Houston ABC affiliate KTRK. During a court appearance Thursday, Lisa Andrews, Woodruffe’s attorney, pointed the finger at his client’s co-defendant, Eric Black Jr. Both men are both charged…

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Mother of college student who committed suicide sues Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for alleged hazing

Mother of college student who committed suicide sues Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for alleged hazing

The mother of Northwestern basketball player Jordan Hankins, who committed suicide by hanging in her dorm room in 2017, is suing the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for allegedly hazing her daughter. Felicia Hankins, Jordan’s mother says that hazing on the Illinois campus of the prestigious university contributed to her daughter’s depression and ultimately her suicide. The lawsuit doesn’t…

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Four black men accused of 1949 rape of white woman in Florida are pardoned

Four black men accused of 1949 rape of white woman in Florida are pardoned

From left, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee in Florida in 1949. The three men and a fourth man were accused of raping a white woman in 1949 in a case now seen as racial injustice.   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —After a dramatic,…

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Hampton University's Marching Band Will Become The First HBCU Group To Perform In Rome's New Year's Day Parade

Hampton University’s Marching Band Will Become The First HBCU Group To Perform In Rome’s New Year’s Day Parade

The Marching Force, Hampton University’s marching band, will be taking its talents to Rome in 2020 as a part of the city’s New Year’s Day parade. According to WVBT, the band will not only march in the parade but will perform in St. Peter’s Square both before and after Pope Francis offers his yearly New Year’s…

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Memphis man arrested after trying to run over Black children with his car

Memphis man arrested after trying to run over Black children with his car

This weekend a man in Memphis, Tennessee was arrested after he allegedly screamed racial slurs at Black children and then attempted to run them down with his car. According to Fox 13 Memphis, Saturday, Bradly Watkins got into a heated argument with a Black family as they were shopping at the Family Dollar, a discount retail…

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Tennessee Judge Says Black-On-Black Crime Worse Than Klan Killings

Tennessee Judge Says Black-On-Black Crime Worse Than Klan Killings

“I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, And now we see young black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men.” A Tennessee judge has made headlines for alleging black men are doing a better job at killing one another than the Klu Klux Klan. Montgomery…

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A Second Gay Black Man Has Died At The Home Of Democratic Donor Ed Buck

A Second Gay Black Man Has Died At The Home Of Democratic Donor Ed Buck

Another Black man has been found dead at the home of wealthy Democratic donor Ed Buck. Authorities were on the scene to investigate at around 3:35 a.m. on Monday, according to WeHoville. The deceased man’s name has not been released. This incident marks the second time a Black gay man has died in Buck’s home. Gemmel Moore died…

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Man Arrested And Charged With The Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes

Man Arrested And Charged With The Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Jazmine Barnes

A suspect was arrested and charged Saturday with capital murder over the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed while riding in a car with her family in Houston a week ago in what police described as an unprovoked attack. Sheriff’s officials named the suspect as Eric Black, Jr. and said that he…

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3 Dead, 4 Injured  In Torrance Bowling Alley Shooting

3 Dead, 4 Injured In Torrance Bowling Alley Shooting

Wes Hamad was at Gable House Bowl with his 13-year-old niece and cousin late Friday night when he saw a “huge fight” break out. The brawl, lasting about five minutes, blocked the entrance and devolved into “complete chaos,” he said. “I grabbed my niece and started running towards the far end of the bowling alley,”…

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