By Michael Harriot, The Root A group of Black men exercising their Second Amendment rights showed up in the Georgia neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was killed to demonstrate for freedom and liberty because… Oh, wait, I’m showing my journalistic bias by reporting this story in the same way that outlets reported...
Chicago Brewhouse received a Cease and Desist letter to remove Lem's name from its menu  By Erick Johnson On August 19, a customer was dining at the Chicago Brewhouse on Chicago’s Riverwalk. It was a Sunday afternoon and a late summer weekend was winding down on the Riverwalk, a hip 1.25-mile...
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Reinforcements are coming to a violent Chicago. As a major part of a plan to combat crime -- including the city's worst homicide rate in decades -- the police department said it will be adding nearly 1,000 positions to ranks. The hires, which will take place over...
By blackdoctor.org On Sunday, the trailer (in the video above) for Hidden Figures — the story of the Black female mathematicians who helped make NASA what it is today — was released. The movie is about the United States race against Russia to put a man in space. To get there...
To say that police have killed Black people for doing much less is beyond an understatement. By NewsOne A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ordered the release of police video showing a white driver who was pulled over by cops and not only refused to follow orders and resisted arrest but...
By Royston Maxwell Lyttle (Principal, Eagle Academy Public Charter School/Grades 1-3) As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on us to ensure their children are armed with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive, once they leave our classrooms. Over...
The youngster faces serious charges. By Christina Santi, Ebony Corey “Lil C Note” Jackson, 12, appeared in court this month to defend himself against felony charges. In October 2018, Jackson was arrested at the Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia, on charges of illegally selling his CDs. A video of the aspiring...
By Brandis Friedman, Chicago Tonight/WTTW A new gang has surfaced at the Cook County Jail that even the sheriff refers to as “bizarre.” Tom Dart credits members of the gang, called Savage Life, with a hostage incident that occurred at the jail late last month. The sheriff's office says it knows exactly which...
The 27-year-old man was killed on a Philadelphia street as his mother begged police not to shoot him. By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne Protesters took to the streets of Philadelphia Monday night hours after a pair of white police officers shot and killed a Black man who had a knife but...
The police quickly reacted and also released a statement. BET A video of cops in Harvey, Illinois arresting a security guard for a violent incident involving a man in handcuffs has gone viral. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, officers detained a security guard who “sucker punched” a man in handcuffs. The security guard,...