Baton Rouge Man Fatally Shot During Police Escorted DCFS Visit

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A Black man was killed in a police involved shooting during a visit from a Department of Children and Family Services caseworker last night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to the news, 23-year- old Calvin Toney, was fatally shot after Read more

Louisiana State Rep. Ted James Says Colleague Havard’s Call for New Orleans Saints Budget Cuts Doesn’t Make “Cents”


Louisiana State Representative, Ted James replied to State Representative Kenny Havard’s call to cut funds for the New Orleans Saints yesterday. On Monday, Havard stated that he wants “to cut millions in state tax dollars, exemptions and credits allocated to Read more

Suspect In Custody For “Racially Motivated” Murders in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge currently has a suspect in custody for two possibly “racially motivated killings” that occurred last week. A Baton Rouge news station, reported that there may be someone attacking Black men last Thursday. According to the story, the suspect Read more



First study focused on “adultification” of black girls shows significant bias toward girls starting at age 5, younger than in previous research on black boys A groundbreaking study released today by Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality finds that Read more

Activist Samuel Zinyagwe Visit to Baton Rouge, LA Wake Up Call For Many Louisianians


Activist and co-founder of Campaign Zero, Samuel Zinyagwe, took to Twitter on Friday to share his recent visit to Louisiana and his shock over the experience. Through his tweets, Zinyagwe shares how he was unaware of how regularly prison labor Read more


A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the $1.2 trillion in spending power of Black America and launch the “Amir” card during Black History Month. Both Read more

The City of Baton Rouge Settles Suit With BLM Deray McKeeson and Other Wrongfully Jailed Demonstrators

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson walks out of the Baton Rouge jail in Baton Rouge, La. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. The prominent Black Lives Matter activist, three journalists and more than 120 other people have been taken into custody in Louisiana over the past two days, authorities said Sunday, after protests over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by two white police officers in Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

Baton Rouge agreed to settle the legal suit brought forward by  DeRay McKeeson, a well known member of the Black Lives Matter movement, and others who were wrongfully jailed during the protests after Alton Sterling’s murder this summer. The city Read more

Black Denham Springs  Student Says School Knew Trump Banner Would Be Hung During Scottlandville Game  


Last night we shared the story of Denham Springs High hanging a Trump banner during their game against Scottlanville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, LA. This morning one of the students Leasya Monique shared the school officials knew that the Read more

Sevyn Streeter Not Allowed to Sing National Anthem Because of “We Matter” Jersey


Last night Sevyn Streeter was to sing the national Anthem at the 76ers versus OKC Thunder game, but she was not allowed to do so because of her “We Matter” jersey.”I’m at the 76ers game to sing the National Anthem, Read more

Ben & Jerry’s Shares Why Black Lives Matter 

Ben & Jerry’s published a statement on Black lives matter entitled “Why Black Lives Matter” on the What’s New page of their website, and mixed reactions occurred. Some loved it, others hated it, and said they would no longer support Read more

Steak ‘n Shake Manager Tells Students, “You’re Lucky I Served You N****** Anything


Missouri Valley College students refused service at their local Steak ‘n Shake franchise restaurant, “You’re lucky I served you niggers anything,” stated the store manager of the 24-hour location in Belleville, Missouri. The fast-food chain Steak ‘n Shake is best known for its Read more

If One More Person Asks What About Uplifting the Black Woman….  


If one more person asks what about uplifting the Black woman, well- nothing much would happen but I would continue writing this Uplift the Black Man issue. Not because uplifting the Black woman is not needed or equally important, but Read more

Donnell Thompson, 3rd Unarmed Man Killed in Two Weeks


Donnell Thompson is the third unarmed man in two weeks to be involved in a police shooting. Thompson was shot and killed by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on July 28th as they were pursuing a carjacker. When the carjacker fled Read more

Ava Duvernay’s Latest Project, “The 13th”, To Kick Off NY Film Festival


Ava DuVernay is back at it. While we have been anxiously awaiting the “Queen Sugar” series to debut this fall, she has been working in secret on her latest project, “The 13th”, which is a nonfictional film that will kick Read more

Omari Hardwick Says He Would Like To Sit Down With Mayor Giuliani

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Starz’s “Power” star, Omari Hardwick, sat down with “Huffington Post” this week and during his interview Hardwick said he would like to have a conversation with Mayor Rudy Giuliani after the comments he made during his (Giuliani’s) interview with “Face Read more

6 Tips For Finding Peace and Recharging In All This Madness

The past week has been mentally and emotionally draining. As a media outlet, we tried to stay abreast of all events, but as an individual, it has been tiresome and heartbreaking with each event unfolding after the next. It’s hard Read more

3 To Be Charged in Flint Water Crisis

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general will announce criminal charges Wednesday against two state regulators and a Flint employee, alleging wrongdoing related to the city’s lead-tainted water crisis, according to government officials familiar with the investigation. The charges – Read more

Rihanna To Be Honored At Black Girls Rock


NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna will be honored at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” awards. The singer will receive the Rock Star Award at the annual event honoring black women, BET announced Monday. “Black Girls Rock!” will tape April 1 at Read more

#SandraBland Update: Trooper Indicted on Perjury Chargers


  HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was charged with perjury on Wednesday in connection to a contentious traffic stop last summer where a black woman wound up arrested for assault and then died three days later in Read more

No Indictment in Sandra Bland’s Death


HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A grand jury decided that neither sheriff’s officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Texas county jail last summer, but has not yet determined whether the Read more