Category: Social Issues

Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute increases pressure on UNC

Justified pressure on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones continued to mount...

Louisiana State Police Release disturbing video of the Violent arrest of Ronald Greene

The Associated Press on Wednesday published edited body camera footage from Greene’s arrest on May 10, 2019, following a pursuit that may have started with Greene...

9 African-American Entrepreneurs Who Helped Build Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

Before the Tulsa Race Massacre, the city’s African American district thrived as a community of business leaders and visionaries. As more is learned about the Tulsa...

Community Activists Call for justice at Andrew Brown Jr.’s Funeral

The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a powerful call for transparency and the release of body camera footage at the funeral Monday for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and...

Report: Protecting Against Police Brutality

Foreword The protest movement sparked by George Floyd’s killing last year has forced a nationwide reckoning with a wide range of deep-rooted racial inequities — in...

Ryan Coogler Confirms Filming of Black Panther 2 In Atlanta, Georgia

Director Ryan Coogler will still be filming Black Panther 2 for Marvel and Disney in Atlanta, Georgia which follows all the controversy surrounding the state voting. In...

Does Derek Chauvin’s verdict give hope to Black America?

Relief, even if fleeting and momentary, is a feeling that Black Americans have rarely known in America: From slavery to Jim Crow segregation to enduring punishments for...

Virginia Attorney General Investigating Windsor Police Department’s Appalling Actions

When a patrol car activated its siren and emergency lights behind Caron Nazario in December, the Army lieutenant says he was reluctant to immediately pull over. That...

U.S. Students leading push for a Complete Black history education

Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum:...

Derek Chauvin’s Police supervisor tells court that officers ‘could have ended’ restraint of George Floyd

Two paramedics took the witness stand Thursday afternoon in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and told jurors George Floyd appeared to...