A Year After Unite the Right, Charlottesville Is Taking a Stand Against Media and ‘Allies’ Who Implicitly Support White Supremacy

Anxiety is high in Virginia as it approaches the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally, the “alt-right” violent protest that brought together all manner of white supremacists in Charlottesville. Continue reading “A Year After Unite the Right, Charlottesville Is Taking a Stand Against Media and ‘Allies’ Who Implicitly Support White Supremacy”

All Charges Dropped Against 11-Year-Old Tased by Off-Duty Cincinnati Officer 

The 11-year-old who was tased in the back by a Cincinnati police officer will no longer face charges after Mayor John Cranley announced on Wednesday that the charges of theft and obstructing official business were dropped at his request.

“Tasing an 11-year old who posed no danger to the police is wrong. I’m sorry for the harm to her and her family,” the mayor said in a statement late Wednesday, according to Fox19. “This evening I called and asked Prosecutor [Joe] Deters to drop charges against the girl. I’m happy to report that he did.” Continue reading “All Charges Dropped Against 11-Year-Old Tased by Off-Duty Cincinnati Officer “

#BrooklynBecky Exposes ‘Wokewashed’ White Supremacy

“You’re standing on public property, ma’am. This is not public property,” starts the now-viral #BrooklynBecky video. The 19-year-old white woman of Puerto Rican heritage, who uses the name “Bella” on social media, directed her confused statement to Darsell Obregon, as she called the police on her.

Why did Brooklyn Becky alert the authorities? For Obregon’s very serious crime of standing in her doorway during a rainstorm, and waiting for an Uber while being perceived (incorrectly, according to Obregon) as a black woman. Continue reading “#BrooklynBecky Exposes ‘Wokewashed’ White Supremacy”

11 Killed And Nearly 70 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Deadly Weekend of Shootings in Chicago

Deadly Weekend of Shootings in Chicago

CHICAGO — At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticize the city’s Democratic leadership.

The violence peaked early Sunday, including one shooting on the city’s South Side that wounded eight people. Continue reading “11 Killed And Nearly 70 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings”

Black Panther Party Founder Passes away at 80

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard Passes Away at 80

News broke that Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard passed away. Elbert passed away at the age of 80. According to his wife—Carole Hyams, Big Man passed away in Santa Rosa, California on Monday (July 30).

Howard, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, and others founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in October 1966 in Oakland, California. Howard’s role found him serving as the newspaper editor, logistics guy, and information officer for the party. Continue reading “Black Panther Party Founder Passes away at 80”

The Worlds First Baby Born On The Blockchain, In Tanzania

Blockchain Baby

An Irish medical aid project recorded on the blockchain has seen a world first this week – a baby.

Initially, a project funded to tackle controversies in the charitable sector regarding fair distribution of donations and a joint effort between Irish AID:Tech and Dutch PharmAccess, the collaboration are celebrating the success of a women’s aid project in Tanzania, resulting in the birth of 3-babies so far. Continue reading “The Worlds First Baby Born On The Blockchain, In Tanzania”

Child Gets Cops Called on Him for Delivering Newspapers

Brandie Sharp

In African American News, For many kids and their families, summer jobs are a rite of passage: a way of imparting lessons about responsibility and hard work, and finally having a response to the age-old parental question, “you have McDonald’s money?”

But one Ohio family says their summer job instead turned into a lesson on racial profiling.

As WABC TV reports, Brandie Sharp had taken her two sons, Mycah, 17, and Uriah, 11, to deliver newspaper ads to a neighborhood in Upper Arlington. The point, Sharp said, was “teaching them how to work, how to be productive and how to stay busy.” Continue reading “Child Gets Cops Called on Him for Delivering Newspapers”

T-Mobile employee calls 911 on man buying a phone

T-Mobile Store

In African American news, In yet another installment of #Hello911TheyBlack, two African American men shopping found themselves in a potentially deadly encounter with police. According to published news reports, the incident occurred at a T-Mobile store in Fresno, California, and involved Dorian Johnson, 26, and his uncle Vincent Lemar, who went looking for the new iPhone. They were driven to the store by Dorian’s girlfriend, Gloria Bush.i Continue reading “T-Mobile employee calls 911 on man buying a phone”