A memorial to Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teen who was assaulted and left by a pond, was set on fire. Fox5 DC reports that local fire fighters arrived in Dupont Circle at about 8:30 a.m. to find the memorial set ablaze.
President Donald Trump is continuing his mission to undo as much of Barack Obama’s legacy as possible. Last week, the president spoke in Miami about the U.S.’s relationship with Cuba. During his head-scratching speech, he called on the country to send back one of the country’s most famous residents.
Once again, the government has paid out a settlement for a crime that wasn’t deemed a crime in criminal court. Michael Brown’s family has reached an undisclosed settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of Ferguson, Mo.
Seriously, I need someone to sit me down and break down the U.S. legal system.
People have already been visually upset since Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty in murdering Philando Castile last July. The intensity of that anger likely only increased when dashcam footage of the fatal traffic stop was made viewable to the public.
I’m sure my relationship to Bill Cosby and his brand is similar to that of millions of other people. Before I reached adolescence, he’d already taught me weekly life lessons as Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show and made me laugh with his G-rated comedy routines. To show how deep my family’s appreciation of the Cosby brand goes, my grandfather even has two cats named Rudy and Bud. However, I’ve taken many steps back in my support – for obvious reasons.
The police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile last July was found not guilty. Despite a recording of Castile’s last words and a lengthy history of him basically being harassed by local police, no one will be held responsible for his death.
In other instances of police violence, we often see the parents and loved ones of the victims being used as mouthpieces of local leaders seeking to pacify any tensions in the community. They set them up at a podium and instruct them to ask for peace ad privacy, essentially dismissing the anger felt by everyone else.
Philando Castile’s mother has not let herself become one of those people.
Akeem Browder feels that his life experiences make him suitable to be the next mayor of New York City. Browder’s worked as an activist and has been homeless, but the one spect he’s most known for is being the older brother of Kalief Browder.
Marshawn Lynch is really trying to make a difference in the lives of young people.
To offer some community support, a barbershop owned by Marshawn Lynch is offering free haircuts to students who come in with their report cards.
Seattle police officers shot and killed a pregnant mother of four on Sunday. Charleena Lyles, 30, had called the police to report a burglary before officers arrived, allegedly found her brandishing a knife, and shot her in the same apartment as her children.
Dr. Dre truly believes in sharing the wealth. The Compton native and near-billionaire has just written a huge check to help build a new performing arts center at Compton High School. CBS reports that the music mogul has pledged a whopping $10 million to the center’s construction, which would hopefully start in 2020.