Fatal police shooting of unarmed Black man in Minnesota called ‘accidental’

Racial tensions and protests erupted once again in Minneapolis after an unarmed Black man was “accidentally” shot and killed by a cop just a few miles from where George Floyd died. An unidentified cop in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, inadvertently killed Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, when she meant […]

Minnesota cop who killed Daunte Wright “intended to” fire Taser instead of gun

Racial tensions and protests erupted once again in Minneapolis after an unarmed Black man was “accidentally” shot and killed by a cop just a few miles from where George Floyd died. An unidentified cop in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, inadvertently killed Daunte Wright, 20, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, when she meant […]

Black executives demand Georgia companies respond to new voting restrictions

Dozens of Black business executives are lambasting the new restrictive voting legislation in Georgia and are admonishing Georgia’s major corporations for their deafening silence. Former American Express CEO Ken Chenault is one of the spokespersons for the 72 Black executives who are expressing their righteous indignation in a statement obtained by The Hill. “Corporations have […]

Minneapolis mayor, police chief urge calm after fatal officer-involved shooting

It did not take long for the Minneapolis Police Department to face the wrath of frustrated protesters after the latest officer-involved shooting — the first in the city since the highly publicized death of George Floyd. Now, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, are appealing to the public to remain calm […]

Protests after cops put hood over Black man’s head, suffocating him (video)

The family of a dead Rochester man is calling for the prosecution of the police officers who handcuffed the man, then placed a hood over his head and held his head down on the pavement until he stopped breathing. According to NBC News, Daniel Prude was suffering from mental issues and was standing naked in […]

Jacob Blake’s father says son is paralyzed after police shooting

The father of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back several times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, told the media that his son is paralyzed. Kenosha, which is about 45 miles south of Milwaukee, was the scene of the disturbing shooting captured by a witness on a cellphone video that has […]

America’s digitally powered racial awakening

It took 8 minutes and 46 seconds to shock the collective American conscious out of quarantine and into action. Eight minutes and 46 seconds of modern technology capturing the death of George Floyd and transmitting it around the world. And the same 8 minutes and 46 seconds to launch protests from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., […]

Will Smith opens up about experiences with police harassment, racism

Will Smith has been racially abused by police “on more than 10 occasions.” The Bad Boys actor admitted he got stopped “frequently” by officers in Philadelphia, who used derogatory language toward him because of his skin color. Speaking on podcast “On One With Angela Rye,” he said: “I grew up in Philadelphia. I grew up […]

David Banner, Patchwerk Studios’ Curtis Daniel discuss protest anthem, ‘Burn’

Protest songs often provide the soundtrack for social justice. After the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, several protests emerged across the nation. To provide art that reflects the times, several rappers and recording artists joined forces at Patchwerk Recording Studios in Atlanta to create the song “Burn.” Produced by Drumma […]

Photographer Yachin Parham details his experience capturing New York protests

Yachin Parham is a New York-based photographer and photojournalist. Parham focuses his lens on highlighting expression, supporting vulnerability, and revealing character. He recently ventured out to capture images from protests across New York. We spoke with Parham about his creativity behind the lens and capturing these moments in history. What inspired you to become a […]

Police searching for suspect who started fire at Wendy’s in Atlanta (photo)

The Atlanta Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who started the fire that destroyed a Wendy’s restaurant in south Atlanta. The fire was started at Wendy’s on University Avenue on Saturday, June 13, 2020, a day after a Black man, […]

Several people shot, 2 killed during drive-by in Atlanta

Several people were injured and two of them died after being shot during a drive-by near the Edgewood section of Atlanta, according to Fox 5 Atlanta, CBS 46 and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Fox 5 reported that the people were the victims of a shooter riding by in a pick-up truck on Mayson Avenue NE near […]

112 members Slim and Mike aim to continue group’s legacy with new music

112 Members Mike and Slim

112 members Slim and Mike want to continue the group’s legacy despite its internal struggles. Rolling Out caught up with the R&B hitmakers to discuss their new single, “Spend It All,” and EP 112 Forever: Slim & Mike. With deep roots in Georgia, Mike and Slim also discuss their hope to see new laws to protect […]

Ne-Yo defends calling George Floyd’s death a ‘sacrifice’

Ne-Yo has defended calling George Floyd‘s death a “sacrifice,” after the unarmed Black man was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis last month. The 40-year-old singer-songwriter made the remarks at a memorial service for Floyd, where he also sang Boyz II Men’s “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” At the service, […]

Fired Atlanta cops who tased college students suing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Two of the six Atlanta Police officers who were fired for brutalizing and tasing two Black college students are now suing Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erika Shields. According to CBS 46, two of the ex-cops, Ivory Streeter and Mark Gardner, also want to be reinstated on the police force as part of […]

Jussie Smollett links protests to alleged police misconduct in his case

Disgraced “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claims there is a strong link between the ongoing national protests against police misconduct and his accusations that Chicago police engaged in lying and a cover-up in his case. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Smollett, 37, says what we’re witnessing across the country only confirms his stance that […]

Jamie Foxx says taking his kids to protest ‘was heartbreaking’

Jamie Foxx says taking his children to a Black Lives Matter protest over the weekend was “bittersweet” and “heartbreaking.” The Just Mercy star joined the protest in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 7, 2020, where he was accompanied by his daughters Corinne, 26, and Annalise, 10, and has said that while he enjoyed letting his […]

Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill explain taking daughters to protests

Reality star Cynthia Bailey and her boyfriend, sports reporter Mike Hill, wanted their daughters to be a part of the insurrection that has broken out across the country since the violent death of George Floyd on Memorial Day. Bailey, a star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” said she and Hill, a former anchor for […]

George Floyd mentored Black men in Houston

Soon after George Floyd died on Memorial Day, many critics believe that the establishment quickly dusted off the post-homicide playbook that has been historically employed when unarmed Blacks die at the hands of the police. Part of that playbook involves demonizing the deceased who is no longer able to defend him or herself. Lt. Bob […]