Officer sodomizing victim leads to Paris protests

Weeklong protests erupted in France after a 22-year-old Black man charged that police officers beat and sodomized him during an arrest Feb 2. Simply identified as Theo, the youth worker was on his way to meet some friends when cops doing I.D. checks stopped him. According to CNN, the officers reportedly forced Theo to the…

Students rally against immigration ban

Braced against the cold of a late January night, their breath mixing with the icy air with every chant, protestors gathered at Union Square in Manhattan to rally against President Trump’s recent ban on immigrants from several countries. Decked in scarves, gloves and with signs that read “ We are Earthlings” and “ Students in…

2016 NYC Marathon: A church greeting in Harlem

Hitting the 22-mile marker next to Marcus Garvey park in Harlem, today marathon runners were greeted with cheers of “you can do it”, signs reading “22 miles and you still look sexy”, and the smells of cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. The members of 5th Ave. Church of God, located right along the route on…

PHILLY’S BLACK MUSLIMS STRUGGLE ON MANY FRONTS IN THIS ELECTION CYCLE

On any given day in Philadelphia you can see Black women in hijabs or full burqas and Black men in taqiyahs with long beards. Walking down the streets from Center City to Germantown to North Philadelphia, you see mosques opposite churches, and Black-owned Muslim bakeries, cafes and barbershops. In Philadelphia, Black Muslims are a large…

Cyclist demand safety as fatal accidents rise.

On Thursday evening, as the sun set and the air cooled in signs of fall, a horde of yellow invaded downtown Manhattan. Beginning at E 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, hundreds of bicyclists decked in yellow flowers and safety vest rode from Fifth Avenue to Washington Square Park in a protest demanding not only safe…

For the young, 9/11 is only history

In Lower Manhattan, at 8:46 a.m. this morning, the St. Paul’s Church Bell of Hope tolled in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Standing across the street just outside of the World Trade Center Site, wrapped in and American flag, was Edward Olaié. For many Americans, 9/11 is a day in history to…

100 Black Men, General Motors Encourage Young People to Pursue STEM Careers

In an effort to boost minority participation in science and technology, 100 Black Men of America recently hosted a panel discussion with representatives from General Motors to encourage young minorities to think outside the box when it comes to their career paths. This summer, 100 Black Men of America, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering African…

Kamala Harris Urges Women to Vote

Kamala Harris, who is seeking to be the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate in two decades and only the second ever, discussed the challenges that the country faces and reminded her supporters of their responsibilities as voters at a breakfast she hosted during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. “We have great challenges,”…