Study: Young Black men’s gun-related deaths increased in pandemic’s 1st year

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On May 10, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported gun deaths reached an all-time high in United States in 2020. Black Americans are still disproportionately affected by gun violence in the record-setting statistical year. The study showed gun homicides increased by 39.5% among Black people from 2019 to 2020. “The victims were […]

Las Vegas woman sentenced after pushing man to his death

Cadesha Bishop was sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison on Feb. 18, 2022, after pushing an elderly man off a bus in 2019. In 2019, Bishop and 74-year old Serge Fournier were arguing on the bus after he asked Bishop to be nice to the other passengers. Bishop was then seen pushing Fournier […]

Chicago teen dies after being shot 24 times

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Sincere Cole, a 15-year old from Chicago, was killed after being shot 24 times near a Shell gas station on Feb. 12. “I looked at him, felt his neck to see if he was breathing,” Shell employee Ralph Kendall told Fox 32 Chicago. “[He] looked in my face and took his last breath.” The teen’s […]

Wife of music legend Clarence Avant killed during home invasion

The wife of music industry legend Clarence Avant was shot and killed during a home invasion in Beverly Hills, California, on early Wednesday morning, Dec. 1, 2021. Clarence Avant’s wife Jacqueline suffered a gunshot wound when armed assailants reportedly burglarized their home, the Beverly Hills Police Department told The Hollywood Reporter. When officers arrived on […]

Phoenix man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, another man in her apartment

A 27-year-old Black man has been arrested for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend and another man in her apartment. Steven Love-Mason allegedly showed up to 28-year-old Trystan Benallie’s apartment complex on Nov. 8, 2021, according to Fox10 Phoenix. Love-Mason asked a neighbor to knock on the door and when it opened, he forced his way in […]

Pregnant mom fatally shot while breaking up fight

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A family and community are in mourning as a pregnant mom in New York was fatally shot on Sept. 12 after celebrating at her baby shower just minutes prior. Shanice Young, 31, was a mother of two — and soon-to-be three — when she was shot in the head while trying to break up a […]

Family killed, 10-year-old survives by playing dead

A Houston couple along with their 6-year-old daughter were killed in their home on June 30, 2021. Devoted mother, 29-year-old Donyavia Lagway, was pregnant with her fifth child with 35-year-old Gregory Carhee. The couple had been together for more than 10 years. However, their lives, along with their 6-year-old daughter’s were taken when an unknown […]

Father punches 5-year-old son to death over cheesecake

A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty to killing his 5-year-old son by punching him to death because he ate his Father’s Day cheesecake in June 2019. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Travis Stackhouse, 30, pleaded to second-degree reckless homicide, child abuse and child neglect in the death of his 5-year-old son, Sir Amer Stackhouse. Stackhouse seemingly […]

Nicki Minaj’s father killed in New York

The father of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj was killed in a hit-and-run accident in suburban New York over the weekend, the media has reported. He was 64. Robert Maraj was reportedly walking along a road in Long Island in Nassau County, about 50 miles east of Manhattan, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at 6:15 p.m. […]

Police searching for YFN Lucci in connection with fatal shooting

Investigators are asking the public for assistance in locating rapper YFN Lucci, who is wanted for murder and other felonies in connection with a fatal shooting in Atlanta in December 2020, according to 11 Alive and CBS 46. The Atlanta Police Department told the television stations that the renowned rapper, who was born and raised […]

Judge drops 1 charge against Minneapolis cop accused of killing George Floyd

A Minnesota judge dropped a lower-level murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the man who pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes before he died. However, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill stated he will keep the remaining two charges on the books against Chauvin: one […]

Former cop who killed unarmed Black man charged with 1st degree murder

After three long years, a former officer of the law has been charged with first-degree murder for his part in the death of an unarmed Black man who was attempting to comply with orders. Eric Ruch, 33, the ex-officer, shot 25-year-old Dennis Plowden after a car chase that ended when Plowden crashed into a light […]

Texas man takes his wife and 2 sons’ lives for making too much noise

A Texas man was arrested Monday, Aug. 31, for his role in a homicide that resulted in the death of his wife and two sons, according to CBS 11 News. James Manning, 57, allegedly used his medical alert device to contact an alarm company, which in turn connected him to public safety. At that point, […]

Fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks ruled a homicide

The police killing of Rayshard Brooks has been ruled a “homicide” after the Black man was shot twice in the back by a White Atlanta police officer on Friday, June 12, 2020. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta made the ruling on Sunday, June 14, after Brooks, 27, was shot in the parking […]

Chico DeBarge’s son Dontae allegedly murdered in Los Angeles

Singer Chico DeBarge’s son is believed to have died after he was allegedly stabbed to death in Los Angeles on late Thursday evening, Eurweb and Mediatakeout report. According to Eurweb.com, Dontae Anderson-Debarge, 35, succumbed to his injuries after being stabbed repeatedly in the 1500 block of Burbank Boulevard in the Van Nuys section of L.A. […]

Fort Worth cop identified who shot Black woman inside her home

The Fort Worth, Texas, cop who killed 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her own home while she was playing video games with her nephew has been identified. During a press conference that was attended by the likes of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News, interim Police Chief Ed Kraus said the officer’s name […]

Cyntoia Brown debuts book cover and says she’s ‘loving’ her freedom (photo)

Now free from the Tennessee Prison for Women for exactly two weeks, sex trafficking survivor Cyntoia Brown is introspective and eternally grateful for being able to do the small things after 15 years in prison. “I am loving every single thing about being in my own home,” the 31-year-old said according to NBC News, adding […]

Finally free: Cyntoia Brown secures major book deal upon release from prison

Cyntoia Brown, the former sex slave who spent half of her life in prison for killing a man in self-defense, is getting a major gift along with her release from prison after 15 years in confinement. Brown walked out of the Tennessee Department of Corrections for the first time as a free woman on Wednesday […]

Former sex slave Cyntoia Brown to be freed from prison next week

Cyntoia Brown, the former teen sex slave who killed a client and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison, will finally be released from Tennessee Prison for Women next week. Brown’s case became a cause célèbre as a mentally, physically and sexually tortured 16-year-old was inexplicably tried as an adult and ordered to serve at […]

2 people confirm Nipsey Hussle called his killer a ‘snitch’ before death

Nipsey Hussle reportedly discussed “snitching” with his alleged killer shortly before he was shot. The 33-year-old rapper was killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31, 2019, and grand jury transcripts unsealed on Thursday, June 27, revealed a witness, Hussle’s friend, Herman Douglas, knew of a conversation between his pal and suspect Eric Holder. […]