Haiti’s president assassinated

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated during an overnight attack at his home, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday morning, July 7, 2017. Moïse’s wife, who also was home at the time, was wounded during the attack and is currently being treated for her injuries. In a statement released by interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, Moïse […]

Maxine Waters says MLK’s legacy is all-important after Capitol riots

Maxine Waters is convinced there are some White people who will never get past their racism. However, in the wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the legendary California congresswoman implored people of good will to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “As I solemnly reflect on […]

Riots ensue after mentally ill man is killed in front of his mother by police

A Black man who has been described as “mentally ill” by his loved ones, was shot fatally by Philadelphia police on the afternoon of Oct. 26, according to multiple sources. The victim, Walter Wallace, looked to be in a heated argument with police when the incident turned fatal. Flanked by his mother, who attempted with […]

Sonia Booker’s ribbon-cutting gala following riot damage to Bio Bio studio

Sonia Booker‘s heart dropped when she surveyed all of the broken windows of her downtown Atlanta business, Bio Bio studio, following the riots on May 31, 2020. The peaceful demonstrations that took place to protest the violent public death of George Floyd later degenerated into vandalism, fires and general chaos. Not long after the 12 […]

Despite outrage, riots and looting, Kobe murals remain untouched on LA streets

The city of Los Angeles is mourning the death of George Floyd, as is every other major city in the US. The chaos has seen tempers flare in the most unimaginable ways with protesters and police officers seen in violent face-offs. Despite all the chaos and those very intense moments, the murals that were erected […]

5 things to know about Merck CEO Ken Frazier

It’s no secret that the Trump administration is familiar with receiving resignation letters in their inbox. Merck Pharmaceutical CEO Kenneth Frazier recently stepped down from the Trump manufacturing advisory council, following the president’s lack of public damnation against the domestic and racial terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. In a statement on Twitter, […]

Racism, murder and Black pain: The 2017 riot season is here

Stories of blood and dead Black folks slain by police fill the news, signaling the start of the 2017 summer riot season. This year, riots will be sponsored in part by the Trump administration and underwritten in thought and action by adherents of systemic racism in America. So far the programming of essential activities has […]

Cop accused of raping man charged in killing of Sylville Smith

This past August the city of Milwaukee was in the national spotlight after a police shooting of a Black male. Sylville Smith was shot on the evening of Aug. 13 after police stopped a car with two Black males inside. After the shooting, dozens of residents took to the streets of Milwaukee to march in […]

Suspect killed by police in Milwaukee feared for his life

New information has surfaced about Sylville K. Smith, the man killed by Milwaukee police that has caused unrest in the city. According to his grandfather, William Brookins, Smith carried a gun because he had been shot before and feared for his life. In a letter that was written to a judge last year during a hearing […]

Black man killed by Milwaukee police sparks protests and riots

The police killing of another Black man has sparked protests and riots in Milwaukee. The incident began on the evening of Aug. 13 after police stopped a car with two Black males inside. According to reports by Associated Press, police believed that one of the men was exhibiting “suspicious activity.” The police allegedly believed the […]

Racism, murder and Black pain in America will lead to unrest

America has not learned the lessons that spawned the period of racial and civil unrest of the long hot summer of 1967. Across the country, at least 159 racially tinged riots rocked major cities that included Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee and Detroit. The country was still reeling from Los Angeles’ Watts riots of 1965 and […]

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against the Freddie Gray 6

A Baltimore, Maryland judge today heard motions calling for dismissal of charges against the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray in April of this year.  During Gray’s violent arrest, his spinal cord was severely injured causing his death a week later.  His death resulted in rioting, which led to the injury of 100 […]

Oath Keepers split over arming Ferguson protesters

Earlier this month, Oath Keepers, a right-wing, anti-government militia group, announced it was going to arm Black protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, with assault rifles. The move was to challenge Missouri’s open carry law and to show that the organization was not racist. But the announcement of the march caused dissension among Oath Keeper national leadership […]

Ferguson: Oath Keepers will arm 50 Black protesters with assault rifles

The anti-government, pro-gun rights group Oath Keepers is getting ready for a special demonstration on the streets of Ferguson. Despite police and city officials declaring their presence on the chaotic streets of Ferguson as “unnecessary and inflammatory” the group is not backing down. The Missouri chapter leader Sam Andrews has stated that it will arm […]

Armed White militia ‘Oath Keepers’ patrol and intimidate the streets of Ferguson

For the second time in a year, the White anti-government militia group Oath Keepers have deployed members in Ferguson, Missouri. At least four members are in the city and patrolling areas where there are majority Black residents. To many residents, seeing these men fully armed with assault rifles, multiple magazines of ammo and an attitude […]

Baltimore flooded with drugs after looters hit pharmacies

According to law enforcement officials, the looting that took place in the wake of the police killing of Freddie Gray led to Baltimore being flooded with prescription drugs such as Percocet and Oxycontin. Reportedly, 27 drugstores and two methadone clinics were looted. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has stated that police are working with the Drug Enforcement Administration […]

So … White America … what is it that you don’t get about Baltimore?

So … White America … what is it that you don’t get? A Black man was killed in police custody. Thousands of Black people have died in police custody. America has the highest incarceration rates on the planet. They incarcerate more Black men and women than any other place on Earth. Racism is real. Even after […]