Category: Social Issues

NOLA Nobles Photoshoot Empowers Black Men of New Orleans

For the seventh year in a row, Black men will be celebrated through a free, professional photo shoot. The NOLA Nobles photoshoot is designed to highlight Black men in...

Martin Luther King III condemned federal lawmakers over lack of voting rights act

A day before the U.S. Senate was expected to take up significant legislation on voting rights that is looking likely to fail, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eldest son...

DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation and Accuser remains Silent

After 66 years, the Department of Justice investigation into the cold case murder of Emmett Till is officially closed. Carolyn Bryant Donham, Till’s accuser will...

Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Convicted

Three men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when the white...

Louisiana State Trooper Pummeling Black Man

Graphic body camera video kept secret for more than two years shows a Louisiana State Police trooper pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — an attack...

The Black-White Wealth Gap Before and During the Pandemic

Huge wealth disparities between Black and white households in America existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic and have continued during the crisis. Data show that...

Exonerated New Orleans Man Receives $2M Settlement

Local prosecutors have reached a $2 million settlement with a New Orleans man who spent 23 years in prison before being cleared on charges including rape and...

Digital Beauty filters Perpetuate Colorism

When Lise was a young teenager in Georgia, her classmates bullied her relentlessly. She had moved with her family from Haiti a few years earlier, and she didn’t fit in...

Kanye West Removes DaBaby’s Remix from Streaming Services

Kanye West has apparently removed a remix of his song “Nah Nah Nah” featuring DaBaby from streaming services. The remix, which was released last year and also...

DaBaby offers another apology after recent homophobic rant

Controversial Hip Hop artist DaBaby offered another apology Monday while facing heavy backlash after he made crude and homophobic remarks at a recent Miami-area music...