By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Earlier this spring, the city of Evanston, Illinois, become a symbol of hope during a long storied effort to ensure the federal government disseminates reparations to the descendants of chattel slavery. Bolstered by the first $10 million in revenue from the city’s cannabis tax, Evanston became the...
Tulsa Massacre
By Yun Li, CNBC A century ago this week, the wealthiest U.S. Black community was burned to the ground. At the turn of the 20th century, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, became one of the first communities in the country thriving with Black entrepreneurial businesses. The prosperous town, founded by...
By Jared Alexander, TheGrio Per recent reports, John Davis, the real voice behind the infamous R&B duo Milli Vanilli, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 66. Per Variety, Davis’ daughter, Jasmin, took to Facebook to confirm the death of her father. “My dad passed away this evening through the coronavirus,” she...
Kristen Clarke
By Jennifer Bendery, HuffPost The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Kristen Clarke to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, making her the first woman ― and first Black woman ― to oversee the powerful division created in 1957 as the civil rights movement took hold. Every Democrat voted to confirm...
David “YaYa” McAtee
By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne In a case of questionable timing at best, the top prosecutor in Louisville announced on Tuesday that his office would not bring charges against the police officers and members of the military who gunned down a Black man attending a demonstration peacefully protesting against George...
 “A race, like a man, must have a reputation.” Booker T Washington “White traders, British Governors and Lieutenants describe DuSable as a wealthy man of good character, sound business acumen, and with many friends.” Wikipedia In February of this year, I gave testimony before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in...
George Floyd
By Charise Frazier, NewsOne On the one-year anniversary marking the day that their loved one was killed in a harrowing act of police violence, George Floyd‘s family is scheduled to meet with President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to mark the solemn moment. According to family attorney Ben Crump who spoke...
Chi Modu
By Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter Chi Modu, the acclaimed photographer who captured some of the most iconic images in hip hop, has died. He was 54. His death was announced in a post on his official Instagram account on Saturday. “Our hearts are broken. We continue the fight. The family...
George Floyd
By Krisiti Belcamino, Pioneer Press Three days of events culminating with Tuesday’s anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd began Sunday with a march and rally attended by hundreds in downtown Minneapolis. The George Floyd Memorial Foundation, an organization formed by Floyd’s sister Bridgett Floyd to seek police reform, said...
By Zack Linly, The Root A common misconception about the movement against systemic racism in policing is that the only thing being addressed is Black death. I think this is in part because white people have found their “what about Black-on-Black crime?” strawman to throw out there in response to...