On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court has decided that states have to place a ban on mandatory death-in-prison sentences for juveniles retroactively.
In recent Hip-Hop related news, the rapper B.o.B has challenged the scientific idea that the Earth is round.
If you were to ask someone what the biggest problem facing Chicago wass there’s a strong likelihood they’d go for the easy answer of “gun violence.” While it’s definitely a serious issue that needs to be addressed, it should be noted that it’s actually the result of multiple factors, such as unemployment, poverty and access to weapons, coming into play at once. To provide some insight, a new study has revealed just how drastic one of those major factors is in the city. But, the focus on young black men’s education and working habits misses the point entirely.
What were you doing at 11 years old? Probably not setting up a book drive that fights racism in literature like Philadelphia native Marley Dias.
It looks like Flint, Michigan is getting help from nearby celebrities.
Big Sean is an active participant in helping the Flint, Michigan water crisis, as he launched #HealFlintKids on Thursday, January 21, 2016 along with donating $10,000.
An Atlanta area grand jury has indicted a police officer who shot an unarmed naked man.
On Thursday, January 21, 2016, an indictment was made against Officer Robert Olsen of the DeKalb County Police Department, which included murder.
The original plan was for Desert Vista High School seniors to come together while wearing black t-shirts decorated in gold tape to spell out a perfectly innocent phrase, “BEST*YOU’VE*EVER*SEEN*CLASS*OF*2016.” But there was apparently an additional plan among six of those students to get together for a picture of their own.
I found myself welling up with tears as I chopped potatoes Sunday morning. It wasn’t the onions and garlic. It wasn’t dust in the air. It was the reminder that the breakfast I was making for my family was the same breakfast my father made for me before he passed away last year.
On Wednesday, January 20, a young Black woman protestor, looking for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, disrupted a news conference at the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.
The former Oklahoma City police officer, Daniel Holtzclaw, has been sentenced to 263 years in prison on Thursday, which was a month after he was convicted of rapes and other sexual offenses that occurred while he was working.