Author: Alisha Dixon

Amid Protests, Black People Account For All St. Louis Murder Suspects In 2017

Black people are being murdered at an alarming rate across the country, and St. Louis is all but Ground Zero for those killings. But in the wake of the this weekend’s violent St. Louis demonstrations following the acquittal of a White police officer who shot and killed a Black motorist in 2011, there was another key piece of relevant data that hasn’t evoked nearly as much outrage as Friday’s verdict: Every single murder suspect in St. Louis this year is Black, with nearly 90 percent of the city’s murder victims also being Black.

FBI Will Not Investigate Kenneka Jenkins’ Freezer Death

The FBI will not be investigating the death of a Black teenager in suburban Chicago, a development that likely dealt a blow to activists who were trying to pressure the federal agency to get involved. Instead, the Rosemont Police Department will continue leading the probe sparked after Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a hotel’s walk-in freezer, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday evening.

FBI Will Not Investigate Kenneka Jenkins’ Freezer Death

The FBI will not be investigating the death of a Black teenager in suburban Chicago, a development that likely dealt a blow to activists who were trying to pressure the federal agency to get involved. Instead, the Rosemont Police Department will continue leading the probe sparked after Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a hotel’s walk-in freezer, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday evening.

FBI Will Not Investigate Kenneka Jenkins’ Freezer Death

The FBI will not be investigating the death of a Black teenager in suburban Chicago, a development that likely dealt a blow to activists who were trying to pressure the federal agency to get involved. Instead, the Rosemont Police Department will continue leading the probe sparked after Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a hotel’s walk-in freezer, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday evening.

Emmys So Black: Why Issa Rae’s comment wasn’t racist

Black fans of TV were likely still rejoicing Monday morning following the 69th Emmy Awards, which featured a couple of African-American nominees making history Sunday night. But even more probable were the chances that those same fans had a Tom Cruise “Oprah couch” moment when they heard Issa Rae confidently tell a pre-show interviewer that she wanted “everybody Black” nominated for an Emmy to win.

5 Tupac Shakur Songs That Should Have Inspired Black Lives Matter

It’s long been said that Tupac Shakur was a visionary, but now perhaps we have the most definitive proof yet for that claim: his lasting influence on popular culture. Exactly 21 years to the day after his still-unsolved murder in Las Vegas, Pac’s spirit not only remains embodied in the lyrics from todays top rappers, it also still shines a light on the struggle to confront social justice in America, arguably the most important issue facing Black people today.

Will the iPhone X FaceID work on Black people? Twitter wants to know

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

How Michael Bennett’s Arrest May Help Colin Kaepernick Return To The NFL

The unintended consequence of boosting Colin Kaepernick‘s chances of returning to professional football is a real possibility because of the heightened attention surrounding the wrongful arrest of a Black NFL player by White police officers in Las Vegas last month. While NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t make that direct correlation when questioned about the alleged racial profiling of Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, he told reporters Thursday that he expected the free agent quarterback to eventually rejoin the NFL as a player.

Trump Ending DACA Affects Black Undocumented Immigrants, Too

Most of the attention surrounding President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program protecting young undocumented immigrants in the U.S. from being deported has centered on Latinos. But Tuesday’s announcement to rescind the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) also threatened a separate demographic rarely mentioned in the popular immigration narrative: Black immigrants.

Hurricane Irma Threatens HBCUs As Black Colleges Close, Cancel Classes

A handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have either evacuated their students, closed campus, cancelled classes, or all of the above in preparation for Category 5 Hurricane Irma’s expected landfall in and near a handful of southern states this weekend. The Weather Channel was predicting “the worst case scenario” in Florida, where four HBCUs were bracing for Irma’s expected wrath.

‘Call Me A Racist’: Kid Rock Rant Targets Black Lives Matter, Kaepernick

Kid Rock encouraged his fans to “call me a racist” in part because he disagrees with Colin Kaepernick‘s protest of the American flag and doesn’t like being reminded that “black lives matter,” he told the crowd at his concert in Michigan on Wednesday night.

Black Unemployment Rate Rises After Trump Brags About Jobs

The number of unemployed Black people in America crept up ever so slightly in August compared to the month before, according to the latest jobs report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday morning. The rise comes a little more than a month after President Donald Trump happily took credit for what he called the “lowest unemployment [for Blacks] since just after the turn of the millennium.”