Kobe Bryant sends Jordan Edwards’s brother birthday gifts

Celebrating a birthday, or anything, can be difficult after the loss of a loved one. It’s not difficult to imagine this being the case for Kevon Edwards, 17, who was in the car when a police officer fired a rifle and fatally shot his younger brother, Jordan. The story made national news and is being followed closely as there are more developments  Apparently, retired basketball players are no exception to hearing about the tragic incident. 

Chicago man charged after punching Black woman security guard, Zoa Stigler, on camera

Zoa Stigler was just doing her job this past weekend when she stopped to help Matthew De Leon. De Leon, 23, was throwing up outside of a building where Stigler, 46, was working as a security guard early Sunday morning.

After Stigler asked if he needed any help, she asked him and his friends to move so she could wash the vomit off the sidewalk. De Leon then threw a bottle of water at her and punched her in the face. 

Betty Shelby Found Not Guilty For Fatal Shooting of Terence Crutcher

Betty Jo Shelby has been found not guilty of first degree manslaughter charges connected to the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher.

In another controversial ruling following an equally controversial shooting, the Tulsa, Okla. police officer was apparently “elated” after jurors read the ruling. Meanwhile, Crutcher’s family was escorted out of the courtroom due to their emotional reaction, according to CBS News

Kids in Flint will get aid to prevent lead poisoning, but only if they didn’t move away

Whenever the government steps in to try and help residents in Flint, Mich., something always seems to go wrong. In what should be viewed as a step forward, thousands of families in Flint will receive nutritional aid to help prevent the effects of lead exposure. The effort will cost an additional $7 million in nutritional food assistance. However, the only families who will get help are the ones who still live in Flint, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Black students given detention for wearing box braids

Black students are still getting in trouble for wearing Black hairstyles.

The latest example of this negatively-received approach comes from Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports that parents have come out to pushback against the school’s attempt to punish students for wearing box braids.