July 13, 2020

Breonna Taylor is being honored by one of the NBA's most celebrated players. 

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry wore shoes with Taylor's likeness on them while playing in the first round of the American Century Championship golf tournament in Nevada on Friday.  Taylor was killed during a March drug raid when officers fired into her home after her boyfriend fired on them. 

Curry's shoes also paid tribute to t...

June 20, 2020

As we celebrate June 19th or better known as Juneteenth, the date where enslaved Texans finally got the news that two and a half years prior the Emancipation Proclamation declared them free, there is another awakening that is starting to catch on due to the current climate in America.  As we are all expressing our collective voices to oppressive systems, this has also made its way to college athletics.  I can think of nothing...

June 4, 2020

The three former Minneapolis police officers involved in the George Floyd case will face felony aiding and abetting charges.  Attorney General Keith Ellison said he is also upgrading the charge against former officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder. 

Ellison said second-degree murder in Minnesota means that a suspect intended to kill the victim.  The other officers being charged are Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Ku...

June 4, 2020

Jay-Z is doing his part to make sure George Floyd is remembered. 

The rapper bought full-page ads in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times and Philadelphia Inquirer to honor Floyd's who died after being held down by the knee for nearly nine minutes by a former Minneapolis police officer. 

Jay-Z posted them on Roc Nation's Instagram account with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 address in Selma, Alabama.

June 1, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says President Trump should keep his mouth shut when talking about protests surrounding George Floyd's death.

On CNN's State of the Union, Lance Bottoms compared the present situation to Trump's comments in 2017 about "very fine people on both sides" when talking about a white nationalist rally in Virginia. The mayor went on to say the country needs to focus on the main problem, which is una...

June 1, 2020

Rapper T.I. is using his celebrity status to raise awareness for the Blackout Day 2020 boycott. 

The veteran MC hopped on Instagram over the weekend to provide a signal boost to the protest, which calls on people of color to not spend any money on July 7th. Blackout Day 2020 has garnered increased attention on social media following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th. 

The 46-year-old black man died afte...

June 1, 2020

Tomorrow's scheduled announcement surrounding the Madden video game is being delayed.

EA Sports announced the move today following the protests seen in many cities across America. A statement says in part, "this is bigger than a game." Numerous cities are seeing protests following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Video showed him being pinned to the ground with an officer's knee on his neck.

The now fired O...

May 26, 2020

African Americans and Latino Americans are three times more likely to know someone who died from COVID-19 than white Americans. An ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 30 percent of blacks and 26 percent of Latinos knew someone killed by the coronavirus. 

Only ten percent of white Americans could say the same.

Read more via ABC News

May 26, 2020

The Small Business Administration has close to 150-billion dollars to lend out but small firms aren't applying for it. 

The money is part of the 660-billion dollar-Paycheck Protection Program, for small businesses to borrow money to pay their employees during the coronavirus shutdown. The firms don't have to pay back the loans if they hire back 75-percent of their workers. 

Lending has been negative since the middle of th...

May 23, 2020

In a meeting with Black Michigan leaders on Thursday, President Donald Trump spoke about possibilities of what would bring more value to Michigan, specifically Detroit. One idea brainstormed between the president and a legislator has ignited a rousing conversation on social media.

The controversy surrounds Michigan Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, and her interest in bringing a new historically black college to her city. In foot...

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