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Wisconsin Is The Worst State In America To Raise A Black Child

Wisconsin Is The Worst State In America To Raise A Black Child

By April Taylor Just in case anyone has ever wondered what State is the worst in the country for Black children, a new study has now identified it.  According to the Root, the study is titled, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children.  The study was conducted by the Annie E. […]

NYC Schools Will Pay Teachers A Grown-Up Salary

NYC Schools Will Pay Teachers A Grown-Up Salary

By April Taylor The Daily News is reporting that New York City is investing $16.9 million to increase pay for the cities pre-kindergarten teachers who work for the cities community based organizations.  The move is part of Mayor de Blasio’s universal pre-K effort, and the administration is hoping that the pay increase will make it […]

Virginia’s Slave-Trade Center May Be Destroyed For A New Ballpark

Virginia’s Slave-Trade Center May Be Destroyed For A New Ballpark

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The mayor of Richmond, VA wants to build a ballpark and spur downtown economic revival in historic Shockee Bottom, the city’s oldest neighborhood that was also the center of the slave trade prior to the Civil War. But a group of African-American leaders believe the area is “sacred ground,” according to […]

The National Civil Rights Museum Gets A Makeover

The National Civil Rights Museum Gets A Makeover

By Lechette Walker Renovations have been completed on a National Civil Rights museum that equals $27.5 million in Memphis, TN. The museum is at a place of historic value located within the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. “This museum after 22 years needed to be updated,” said Faith […]

Homicides Drop To New Low In So-Called ‘Murder Capital’

Homicides Drop To New Low In So-Called ‘Murder Capital’

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Even the stubborn murder rate has finally bent to the will of Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. The mayor has taken on the troubling school system and pushed for economic innovation while managing a debt that threatens the city’s long-term stability during his term in office, a post he called a dream […]

Court Rules Officers Had No Right To Arrest Jordan Miles

Court Rules Officers Had No Right To Arrest Jordan Miles

By April Taylor A jury has reached a verdict regarding Jordan Miles, a Pittsburgh man who was falsely arrested and then beat during a January 2010 exchange involving officers David Sisak, Michael Saidutte, and Richard Ewing.  Miles case was based on an exchange that took place as he was walking to his grandmother’s house for the […]

What Happened To The Victims Of The Building Collapse In Harlem?

What Happened To The Victims Of The Building Collapse In Harlem?

By David Bloodsaw Marcus Samuelsson famed chef and co-owner of the Red Rooster Harlem developed Harlem Helps for the victims of the Harlem explosion that rocked the neighbor figuratively and emotionally. The event will be a benefit on April 2 with a cocktail hour, dinner and an auction reports The Root. Samuelsson, who lives minutes […]

Florida Wants To Keep Media From Investigating Stand Your Ground Cases

Florida Wants To Keep Media From Investigating Stand Your Ground Cases

by Afiya J. Watkins Florida is becoming the state most synonymous with controversial laws, and some politicians and their constituents are outraged by it. After a Tampa Bay Times’ review of 200 cases that involved the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law found an “uneven application” and “shocking outcomes,” one Florida lawmaker is seeking to impede the media’s ability […]

Rapper Sues NYPD And Receives $7,500 Settlement

Rapper Sues NYPD And Receives $7,500 Settlement

by Barry Burch Jr. There are countless stories of Black people being treated unfairly by the police, but one young man has come out of the other end of this despicable, and dark tunnel that is police brutality, intact, and with a $7,500 settlement, as reported by New York Daily News. Quinshon Shingles is an aspiring […]

Temple University Student Attacked With A Brick

Temple University Student Attacked With A Brick

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert A 19-year old Temple University student suffered serious facial injuries after an attacker hit her with a brick only a block from campus on Friday. The young adult is recovering from the assault that dislocated her teeth and caused multiple other facial injuries. The student was walking with her 20-year old boyfriend, […]

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