The shooting that took place as protesters gathered near a Minneapolis police precinct on Monday sent shocks throughout the nation. It was speculated that white supremacists shot five Black Lives Matter protesters. However, three suspects with unknown ties have been arrested in connection with the shooting with one suspect held and released.
NBC Washington reports that three men are in custody — a 23-year-old white man and two male suspects, ages 26 and 21, both white — this after a robust investigation...Read more
During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, African-American women who worked as domestic workers did more than stay home. They raised money, organized and helped mobilize the protest movement.
ixty years ago, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., sparked a yearlong boycott that resulted in an end to Jim Crow practices on the city’s buses. The Montgomery Bus Boycott is a pivotal event in the history of the postwar black...Read more
The Cook County state's attorney said the officer "was on the scene less than 30 seconds" before opening fire on Laquan McDonald, 17.
City officials on Tuesday released police dashcam video showing an officer shooting teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, continuing to fire well after the youth falls to the ground. The court-ordered release of the video came hours after authorities charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the teen's killing.
Cook County State's Attorney...Read more
An Indianapolis pastor issued a message of forgiveness on Monday after police arrested two people in the murder of his pregnant wife during a home invasion.
Larry Taylor, 18, was initially charged with murdering Amanda Blackburn and hit with a dozen other charges ranging from gun possession to robbery. Hours later, Jalen Watson, 21, was also charged, police said.
Police named a third burglary suspect, Diano Gordon, 24, who is being held on a parole violation. He has...Read more
GOP front-runner refuses to back down after citing bogus crime statistics.
Donald Trump on Monday night defended his retweet of fabricated crime statistics that blamed African-Americans for most of the nation's murders. "Am I gonna check every statistic?" the Republican presidential front-runner told Bill O'Reilly on Monday night's "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News.
The phony stats claim African-Americans killed 81 percent of white people. In truth, 82 percent of murders involving white victims were committed by white people, according to the...Read more
Brown University president Christina Paxson unveiled a 19-page plan Friday to address campus diversity and racism.
Brown’s president is calling on the campus community to comment on the proposed plan. This comes as racial tensions mount at the Ivy League school. Brown University unveiled a plan on Friday to spend $100 million to address campus racism and diversity issues, the Providence Journal reports.
The Ivy League university’s president, Christina Paxson, is calling on students, faculty and staff to...Read more
Fay Ferguson, left, and McGhee Williams Osse, co-CEOS of Burrell Communications.
Looking to shore up support among African-American voters, the Hillary Clinton campaign recently hired Burrell Communications, a Black-owned marketing firm, according to NBC News.
The Chicago- and Los Angeles-based company is owned by veteran advertising and marketing professionals McGhee Williams Osse and Faye Ferguson. The firm will help Clinton’s campaign make further inroads within the Black voting bloc, focusing on their concerns and providing targeted...Read more