According to Sentenceproject.org, in 2016 there were 128,063 people incarcerated in private prisons in the United States. This totals up to 8.5% of the total federal and state prison population in the nation. O... Read Article
In a House of Representatives hearing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Ta-Nehisi Coates used his opening statement to respond to the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's remarks on slavery reparations. O... Read Article
Every year on June 19, the world takes a second to remember the legal abolition of slavery in Texas on this day in 1865. The move allowed an estimated 250,000 enslaved people to be freed who weren't initially i... Read Article
It is not as if the proof is not in the pudding. It is not as if DNA was linked to the crime. It is not as if the City of New York has not compensated (as if there is a dollar amount that can make up for ... Read Article
JAY-Z’s Roc Nation Offers Legal Support To Family Roughed Up By Phoenix Police Outside Of Family Dollar
JAY-Z's Roc Nation has offered support in securing legal aid towards to Dravon Ames and pregnant fiancé Aisha Harper, a couple with small children who were roughed up by Phoenix police last month.
The Freemans will back in the saddle. Also, Sony has announced that the creator of the Boondocks, Aaron McGruder is slated to make his return as director. On Wednesday, Variety reported that Sony Pictures An... Read Article
Things are about to get really trippy for residents in Oakland, California! According to a report by the Associated Press, city officials have voted to decriminalize adult use and possession of magic mushro... Read Article
Since leaving the White House The Obamas haven’t missed a beat. Now, the dynamic duo has decided to jump into the podcast game by signing an exclusive deal with streaming giant Spotify to produce exclusive cont... Read Article
It is as if you are poor and growing up in New York, you can't catch a break with the Mayor of New York. The Democratic presidential hopeful, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been in the news for his lack of support fo... Read Article
Say what you want about our president, but his gangsta remains unchecked. And because it is unchecked, many are trying to take advantage of what seems to be his biggest weakness: MONEY. Let's take Nahro a... Read Article
After revealing last month at Viacom’s NewFronts presentation that a new series would debut sometime this year, BET announced Tuesday that Marc Lamont Hill with host a new morning show called Black Coffee. It w... Read Article
John Legend and Miguel have been announced as co-headliners for the 2019 Ozy Fest in New York. The July 20-21 festival will also feature comedians Trevor Noah, Dulcé Sloan, and Ronny Chieng. Retired baseball... Read Article
Supporters of Leandra Feliz are in shock as it was revealed that Trinitarios member Kevin Alvarez and corroborating witness is out of jail after serving 10-months in jail for assisting in the death of Lesandro ... Read Article
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s held a press conference at Trump Tower on Monday announcing that the city will fine the president's real estate company if they fail to agree to New York City's new "Green New Deal" building emissions standards by the year 2030.
Malcolm X is one of the greatest Black leaders during the Freedom Movement. His advocacy for the Black freedom struggle was immortalized in film in Spike Lee's Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington. For giving ... Read Article
Man Serves 60 years Bid for Selling 3lbs of Weed, Cannabis is Now Legal In His State and He Still Locked Up
67-year-old Michael Thompson is serving 40-60 year bid for selling 3lbs of weed to the manager of a car muffler shop in Flint, Michigan, back in 1994. Now weed is legal in his state.
Florida’s House of Representatives Votes in Favor of Having Teachers Allowed to Carry Guns in Schools
Florida lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school. Florida’s House of Representatives voted 65 to 47 to pass the bill after hours of debate over two d... Read Article
The city of Los Angeles is renaming one of its streets after former President Obama and will unveil the new Obama Boulevard at a ceremony on May 4th. In a tweet L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson said, ... Read Article
PBS has released a new documentary Boss: The Black Experience in Business which highlights the entrepreneurial drive and business acumen of African Americans in America. Directed and produced by Peabody and Emm... Read Article
Stand-up comedian and social commentator W. Kamau Bell makes his return with the fourth season of his Emmy-award winning series United Shades of America. Throughout the series, W. Kamau Bell explores various co... Read Article