HBCU enrollment up significantly since 2020

The rapid enrollment rise at HBCUs in the past couple of years can be traced to several seismic sociopolitical and historical occurrences. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, “the percentage of Black students enrolled at HBCUs fell from 18 percent in 1976 to 8 percent in 2014 and then increased to 9 percent […]

Kinly app founder motivated to balance the financial scales for Black America

Rolling out talked with Donald Hawkins, the founder and CEO of Kinly, the financial app that is bringing innovative forms of financial literacy and inclusion to the Black community. What sparked your interest in becoming an entrepreneur? I was very fortunate to be connected and blessed to just have the right people in my life at […]

How George Floyd’s murder 2 years ago changed America forever

Two years ago today, George Floyd Jr. was murdered in broad daylight after Minnesota officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes. The killing was captured on a now-viral livestreamed video as in the final moments of consciousness, Floyd called out for help from his deceased mother. Floyd’s death brought attention […]

George Floyd, we still think of you and your daughter 2 years later

On May 25, 2020, a 46-year-old Black man had a cop’s knee on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, killing him outside of the streets of Minneapolis. That Black man was George Floyd. The city of Minneapolis was full of anger that night, rioting with rage in their hearts. The world followed suit, […]

Verdict in for 3 officers who watched George Floyd die

Three former Minneapolis police officers were found guilty of violating George Floyd‘s civil rights on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and  J. Alexander Kueng were convicted during a federal trial of showing deliberate indifference to Floyd’s medical needs as former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for  more than nine […]

Minneapolis cops release bodycam of fatal shooting of Amir Locke

As the Minneapolis Police Department released bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Amir Locke in a downtown apartment, the family cries that their son and brother was unjustly shot and killed. This is yet another very conspicuous and questionable killing of a Black man in this beleaguered metropolis that has already dealt with the […]

George Floyd’s niece has been shot

The great-niece of George Floyd was shot when an assailant fired shots into the little girl’s apartment on New Year’s Day. Four-year-old Arianna Floyd was asleep in her bed at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2022, when a shooter fired several shots into apartment, hitting Arianna in the torso. She was rushed to a […]

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty in George Floyd federal case

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is serving his 22 and a half year year sentence for killing George Floyd and it appears that being locked up has made him change his plea in several other cases against him. The rogue police officer was convicted earlier this year on state charges of second-degree unintentional murder, […]

Breonna Taylor and George Floyd statues set for auction

Statues of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are set to be auctioned off in order to benefit charities founded in their honor. Sotheby’s and Confront Art are partnering for the auction and the proceeds will be given to We Are Floyd and the Breonna Taylor Foundation. The charities were founded by the families of the […]

Florida law school honors Ben Crump

Attorney Ben Crump has been leading the charge over the past few years to help bring justice for the families of victims of racial and police violence that includes George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Breonna Taylor. St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami Gardens has taken note of Crump’s deeds and announced […]

Candace Owens calls Blacks ‘most murderous group in America’ (video)

Enraged Americans believe that conservative commentator Candace Owens, who is also African American, reached new lows when she called her own people “the most murderous group in America.” Owens uttered the inflammatory invective about her own demographic while speaking with rabidly right-wing host Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Owens opportunistically used the bloodshed perpetrated by […]

Trial begins for Minnesota cop accused of killing Daunte Wright

The former suburban Minneapolis cop — who says she mistook her Taser for a gun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop — is about to go on trial. Kimberly Potter, 49, was in court in Hennepin County, Minnesota, as the jury was being selected on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Her […]

Eric Garner Jr. speaks out against NYC Black Lives Matter activist’s threats

Eric Adams, the mayor-elect of New York City, announced earlier this month that he would reinstitute plain clothes officers in New York to help police the city. The move has drawn some harsh criticism from Black Lives Matter activist Hawk Newsome. Adams and Newsome sat down for a meeting as well this month but after […]

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams responds to BLM activist’s threats

Eric Adams, the mayor-elect of New York City, hasn’t even been sworn in yet and is facing a few problems head-on. Adams took some harsh criticism from Black Lives Matter activist Hawk Newsome who told the newly elected mayor that there would be “riots and bloodshed” if plainclothes policing is reinstituted in New York. Adams, […]

Actor arrested for defacing George Floyd sculpture

Actor Micah Beals was arrested on Oct. 25 for vandalizing a statue of George Floyd earlier this month. The 37-year-old actor, who is best known for his role in “CSI: NY,” was arrested and charged with criminal mischief and later released on his own recognizance. His court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1. The George […]

Ex-Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor sentenced for manslaughter conviction

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was sentenced on Oct. 21 to nearly five years in prison on manslaughter charges for fatally shooting a woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor, a Somali-American, was initially found guilty of third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Justine Rusczcyk […]

George Floyd, John Lewis sculptures unveiled in New York park

A striking public art installation that features wooden sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and John Lewis was unveiled in Union Square Park in New York on Thursday, Sept. 30. Created by artist Chris Carnabuci, the installation is the largest social justice art project in New York City.In an interview with ABC7, Carnabuci said, “The […]

Derek Chauvin headed back to court over violating a Black teen’s civil rights

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin may be serving his 22 ½ year sentence for murdering George Floyd but his legal woes are far from over. Chauvin pleaded not guilty on Sept. 16 to violating the civil rights of a 14-year-old teenager in a separate case that involved a restraint similar to the one used […]