Category: Black Newspaper

Where to #BEScene: 9/15

Thursday, September 14th | 4:00 pm| The Griot

Nas & Lauryn Hill TourOne of the coolest low key spots in Detroit where they only play vinyl records from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Starts at 4pm. Every Thursday

Drink Specials All Night. Free Appetizers before 6:30pm. Info: Facebook @TheGriot

NAACP Vows To Help Rebuild Black Communities Affected By Hurricane Harvey

React, assess, respond, render aid and rebuild.

Even in the midst of disaster and natural calamity, it’s important for us all to remember one intangible that makes this country one of the leading nations in the world: the ability to set aside differences, come together as one and heal.

NAACP Vows To Help Rebuild Black Communities Affected By Hurricane Harvey

React, assess, respond, render aid and rebuild.

Even in the midst of disaster and natural calamity, it’s important for us all to remember one intangible that makes this country one of the leading nations in the world: the ability to set aside differences, come together as one and heal.

Former St. Louis Police Officer Is Acquitted Of Murder Charges Following The Death Of Anthony Lamar Smith

DC PROTEST CASTILLE STERLING

Source: The Washington Post / Getty

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of murder charges on Friday for the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith. His acquittal is expected to spark protest in the St. Louis area with this being another case of a police officer killing a Black person without consequence.

Step Afrika! to make Detroit debut

Photo: William Perrigen

Inspired by an iconic series of paintings by renowned African American artist Jacob Lawrence, Step Afrika!’s signature work, The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, depicts the migration of thousands of African Americans from the rural south to the industrial cities of the north between 1910-1970. The critically-acclaimed work will be performed at the DIA on Friday October 13, 7:00 p.m before heading to the Broadway Theater District in New York City!

Farmington Hills student mistreated by teachers for knowing his rights

Stone Chaney

Patriotism is something I understand. I get being loyal to the country of your birth, being willing to defend it if necessary, and wanting to help make it a better place for all Americans.

That much I understand. I include myself in that definition.

Environmental racism persists far beyond lead-polluted water in Flint

Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color.  The lead poisoning of children in Flint was only the latest example of environmental racism in the U.S. Unfortunately, Flint’s water scandal is a symptom of a much larger disease.

Floyd Mayweather Agrees With Trump, Says ‘Real Men’ Grab ‘Em By The P***y

If you pay attention closely and wait, misogyny will eventually reveal itself and sometimes it comes from some of the biggest celebrities. The latest celeb to think it’s okay to reduce women to mere sexual objects is boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, who reportedly agrees with Trump’s controversial “grab ‘em by the p***y” remarks.

Floyd Mayweather Agrees With Trump, Says ‘Real Men’ Grab ‘Em By The P***y

If you pay attention closely and wait, misogyny will eventually reveal itself and sometimes it comes from some of the biggest celebrities. The latest celeb to think it’s okay to reduce women to mere sexual objects is boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, who reportedly agrees with Trump’s controversial “grab ‘em by the p***y” remarks.

Cubs Bats Overcome Jen-Ho’s “nervous” Debut As They Scrape Mets 14-6…Cardinals Showdown On Deck

Minor League Pitcher of the Year Jen-Ho Tseng in his MLB debut (John L. Alexander/The Bigs Visuals)

Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhoods Get a $32 Million Gift

Thursday, Mayor Kasim Reed dedicated $15 million to the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, $1 million to Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, and $1 million to Westside Works on behalf of the City of Atlanta. Through his family foundation, Blank committed an additional $15 million, bringing the total of the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund to $30 million.

Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhoods Get a $32 Million Gift

Thursday, Mayor Kasim Reed dedicated $15 million to the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, $1 million to Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, and $1 million to Westside Works on behalf of the City of Atlanta. Through his family foundation, Blank committed an additional $15 million, bringing the total of the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund to $30 million.