Alton Sterling killing: No state criminal charges against 2 Baton Rouge police officers

Louisiana AG Jeff Landry said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the two officers in the 2016 shooting.

Louisiana’s top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not pursue charges against police officers in the death of Alton Sterling — coming nearly two years after the shooting outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store was captured on graphic cellphone video. Continue reading “Alton Sterling killing: No state criminal charges against 2 Baton Rouge police officers”

QUEEN LATIFAH’S MOTHER, RITA OWENS, DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH HEART DISEASE

Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, passed away on Wednesday, March 21st after struggling with a heart condition for more than a decade.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” says Latifah. “Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.” Continue reading “QUEEN LATIFAH’S MOTHER, RITA OWENS, DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH HEART DISEASE”

Sierra Leone Is The First Country In The World To Use Blockchain Technology To Prevent Election Meddling

Sierra Leone’s presidential elections have made world history, reports OkayAfrica.

The latest election is notable because it is the first in the world to use blockchain technology, according to Business Insider. Each paper ballot was announced out loud by election official and then manually logged by Agora, the company that provided the technology. Continue reading “Sierra Leone Is The First Country In The World To Use Blockchain Technology To Prevent Election Meddling”

California Man Fatally Shot By Cops Who Thought He Was Carrying A ‘Tool Bar.’ He Wasn’t.

A 22-year-old California man was killed by cops in his own backyard over the weekend.

Since the shooting death of Stephon Clark on Sunday night, there have been a number of conflicting reports on what he was carrying at the time of the fatal shooting. Continue reading “California Man Fatally Shot By Cops Who Thought He Was Carrying A ‘Tool Bar.’ He Wasn’t.”

29-year-old Bahamian airline owner continues family tradition

Most kids dream of becoming a teacher, doctor, or even a pilot. Have you ever dreamed of having your own airline? Meet 29-year-old attorney Rexy Rolle, the vice president of operations and general counsel of Western Air Limited. She runs one of the largest Black-owned airlines, which is owned by her amazing parents. Continue reading “29-year-old Bahamian airline owner continues family tradition”

ABC cancels ‘Black-ish’ episode dealing with kneeling during national anthem

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed sitcom “Black-ish” is renowned for its deft ability to tackle controversial contemporary issues while inducing giggles, making it arguably the most bodacious show on network television that’s centered on race and society in this country. Continue reading “ABC cancels ‘Black-ish’ episode dealing with kneeling during national anthem”

Jordan Peele is the 1st Black person to win Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

In African American News, The Academy Awards have been around for 90 years, but they just awarded the Best Original Screenplay award to a Black person for the first time. Jordan Peele became the first Black person to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his work on Get Out. Continue reading “Jordan Peele is the 1st Black person to win Oscar for Best Original Screenplay”