News

Louisiana Man Accused of Burning 3 Black Churches Faces Hate Crime Charges

April 18, 2019
Louisiana prosecutors have charged Holden Matthews with three hate crimes, one for each of the black churches he’s accused of burning down in St. Landry Parish.
The hate crime charges were added to several counts of arson involving a religious building, BuzzFeed News reports. Matthews, the son of a local sheriff’s deputy, pleaded not guilty on Monday to all the char... Read more

Categories: Media

Detroit's Only Black-Owned Grocery Store May Be Opening Sooner Than Later!

April 17, 2019
Although there are a lot of Black-owned businesses in the city of Detroit, there are no known Black-owned grocery stores. But one local entrepreneur, Raphael Wright, is planning to open what he says will be the first and only grocery store in the city owned by an African American.
Two years ago, Wright started the efforts to increase representation in terms of ownership in Detroit.... Read more

Florida governor says 27 possible graves have been found near a controversial boys reform school

April 17, 2019

Nearly eight years after shutting its doors following a bone-chilling 111-year legacy of abuse, Florida's Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys is still unearthing dark secrets.

Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote that "anomalies consistent with possible graves," were discovered at a site near the defunct Marianna, Florida, school during a recent ground pollution cleanup.
Un... Read more

Categories: Media, Homegoing

Arts Conservatory for Teens' Co-Founder Alex Harris on Tampa Bay's Morning Blend

April 16, 2019
Arts Conservatory for Teens' Co-Founder and CEO, Alex Harris, sits down with Tampa Bay Morning Blend's Co-host, Natalie Taylor, to discuss the mission, what's on the horizon for ACT and how arts education can be a powerful catalyst for change in the lives of at-risk, under-served teens in our community.
Visit www.abcactionnews.com to read the full article. ... Read more

Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isn’t A Partisan Issue

April 15, 2019
President Donald Trump used Twitter to target Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Friday for remarks she made during a speech on Muslim civil rights last month.

Trump tweeted an incendiary video that took clips from the speech out of context and interlaced them with news footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The tweet text accompanying the video read, “WE WILL NEVER F... Read more

FAMU’s “Million Dollar Scholar” Elected Alpha Phi Alpha’s Assistant Southern Regional Vice President

April 15, 2019
Emmanuel Blake Dawson, Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) “Million Dollar Scholar,” continues to break new ground.  At the recent Alpha Phi Alpha Southern Regional Convention in Jackson, Miss., as a write-in candidate, the third-year student was elected as the Assistant Southern Regional Vice President. It’s the highest student position in the regi... Read more

All-male historically black Morehouse College will admit transgender men

April 15, 2019
The only all-male historically black college in the US will begin admitting transgender men next year, a major shift at a time when higher education institutions around the nation are adopting more welcoming policies toward LGBT students.
Morehouse, in Atlanta, counts among its alumni the Rev Martin Luther King Jr, filmmaker Spike Lee and former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. It bi... Read more

Louisiana churches are rebuilding after fires and this ex-NFL player wants people to know how they can help

April 15, 2019

Benjamin Watson may have retired from the New Orleans Saints, but these days, he's repping his community in other ways.

The former NFL tight end spread the word about fundraising efforts for the three historically black churches that burned down in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish in recent weeks.
St. Mary Baptist Church in Porte Barre was set on fire March 26, fo... Read more

Texas Tech School of Medicine will not consider race in admissions process, per agreement with Trump administration

April 14, 2019

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will not consider race or national origin as a factor in its admissions process, according to an agreement the school entered with the Department of Education in February.

The agreement concludes a 14-year-long investigation into the school's use of affirmative action in its admissions process after someone who... Read more

Four Republican senators say they'd vote 'no' on Cain

April 12, 2019

Four Republican senators say they'll oppose Herman Cain's Federal Reserve board candidacy, essentially sinking the former Republican presidential candidate's chances before he's even been formally nominated.

The GOP's slim majority of 53 votes means Cain's nomination is now dead on arrival, with no Democrats expected to back President Donald Trump's unconventional choice.
"If ... Read more

Categories: General