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.
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).
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”
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.
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. Continue reading “T-Mobile employee calls 911 on man buying a phone”
Paramount just dropped the first trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, the six-part documentary centered around the life and death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin that is being produced by Jay-Z.
The docuseries, which is based off the book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, written by Trayvon’s parents, premieres July 30 at 10 p.m on the Paramount Network.
Footage in the docuseries includes interviews with Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, as well as activists such as Angela Rye, Rev. Al Sharpton, Angela Davis, Carmelo Anthony, and more (h/t Complex). It will also include news footage, home videos and family photos.
Martin’s death in 2012 at the hands of neighborhood watchman (and plague on society) George Zimmerman was one of the horrific killings of unarmed black boys and men that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jay-Z, who has been lending his hand in advocating for criminal-justice reform, also produced a docuseries on Kalief Browder, who was arrested at 16 and held in Rikers Island for three years while awaiting trial after being falsely accused of stealing a backpack. Browder, who spent significant time in solitary confinement while at Rikers, would later kill himself two years after being released.
Watch the trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story below: