The political framework in the state of Maryland is building up to make the next election very interesting. Just a couple of weeks ago, DeRay McKesson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, announced that he’s running for mayor of Baltimore. Now, Maryland has given recently released felons the right to vote in the upcoming election.
The story of Kunta Kinte, Kizzy, Chicken George, and the rest of Alex Haley’s ancestors is now being rebooted by the History Channel. The trailer has just been released, giving a first look at the newer adaptation of the classic story.
A jury has convicted NYPD officer Peter Liang on a charge of manslaughter after shooting and killing Akai Gurley in November 2014.
Among many things, Chicago is known for its food. It has its own style of pizza, hot dogs and mild sauce is a part of the city’s DNA. While people travel to the Second City from all over the world for experience the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Restaurant Week is meant more for the locals and nearby commuters.
The Jubilee Project is the brainchild of three friends who came together with the goal of bringing change to the world. Their latest project is a video titled “World Without Black People.”
The video includes a crew talking to people on the street of different races and asking them the sobering question of “What would the world be like without black people?” At first, most are shocked by the question and default to a lack of direct contributions that would be missing from the world – black music, black culture, etc. But the conversation soon takes a turn towards a deeper subject manner.
Cleveland police officers killed Tamir Rice within seconds of getting to the scene after receiving calls of a “man” with a gun in 2014. Rice was 12 years old and holding a toy gun. Regardless, he was shot dead in moments and a grand jury chose to not indict the officer responsible.
To make matters worse for the grieving family, the city of Cleveland is now charging Rice’s family $500 for his last ambulance ride, according to Yahoo News.