Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory named Archbishop-designate of Washington

Pope Francis Thursday has named Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory Archbishop-Designate of Washington, succeeding Cardinal Donald Wuerl who held the post from June 2008 to October 2018. Wuerl was the subject of a 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report that praised and criticized how he handled sexual abuse cases during his time in Pittsburgh. Wuerl has denied mishandling the cases. On[Read More…]


Voting rights for ex-felons

By The Sentencing Project     People register to vote after new law takes effect Thousands of people with felony convictions regained their right to vote under a new law that went into effect in March. The law expanded voter eligibility to anyone with a felony conviction who has not been incarcerated within the last five years, including individuals on[Read More…]

Los Angeles police seek public’s help in finding the man who murdered Nipsey Hussle; alleged killer arrested

Los Angeles Police are asking the public’s help in locating and arresting Eric Holder who is suspected of murdering Grammy-nominated rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle and the wounding of two other men. The outreach worked. Later today, the LAPD announced on twitter that Holder was in custody. The department posted a photo of Holder with red block letters written[Read More…]

Restaurant employee allegedly stabs black businessman who asked permission to use the bathroom

A Bahamian businessman has cautioned his country’s residents to be on their guard while visiting the U.S. after he was stabbed by an Arab restaurant employee while attempting to use the bathroom. Fawaz Zarif Hassan, who is Muslim,  slashed Harold Williams, a manager of Bahamasair,  on his left cheek on Saturday as he walked to the rear of Pines Market[Read More…]

Scholarship named for college alumnus shot to death by police in his own apartment

Harding University is honoring 2016 alumnus Botham Jean who was shot to death in his Dallas apartment by an off-duty cop who claimed she had entered the living space thinking it was hers before shooting him to death, believing he was a burglar. “Harding University in cooperation with PwC, formerly Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and the family of Botham Jean, has established[Read More…]

Legesse wins 2019 Tokyo Marathon, but fuchsia-colored running shoes dominate the race

Berhanu Legesse won Sunday’s 2019 Tokyo Marathon, but fuchsia running shoes dominated the race. Legesse of Ethiopia crossed the finish line in persistent rain and low temperatures at 2: 04: 48, wearing fuchsia-colored running shoes. Bedan Karoki, of Kenya who finished second, also wore fuchsia running shoes. Early in the race run through Tokyo’s streets, the runners were tightly grouped[Read More…]

Los Angeles Police Division Cuts Back on Vehicle Stops amid Reports of Racial Bias

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department’s Metropolitan Division stopped black drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the population. Following the report, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered Metro police to cut back on stops. “We have made our streets safer with fewer vehicle stops than in recent[Read More…]

Breakdancing may break into the Summer Olympic Games

Breakdancing, an art form started by African-American teenagers that has spread all over the world, may break into the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris as a new sport. The list of additional sports for inclusion will be revealed this week by  the local organizing committee. Breakdancing is an acrobatic form of street dancing set to hip-hop music. Breakdancing appeared[Read More…]

“The Short One” is facing a long sentence

“The Short One,” or El Chapo, is facing a long  prison sentence after a New York jury on Tuesday convicted him of drug trafficking. Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo’s his birth name, faces life behind bars after the jury issued 10 guilty verdicts on all 10 counts of a federal indictment, capping off a three-month trial. He is scheduled for[Read More…]