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BREAKING: Baltimore Officers Indicted For The Death Of Freddie Gray

BREAKING: Baltimore Officers Indicted For The Death Of Freddie Gray

NBC12 – WWBT – Richmond, VA News On Your Side Source: Zach Winslett / nbc12.com All six Baltimore police officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury. Additionally, the state attorney said the charges to the officers – previously imposed on May 1 – have been modified to better reflect […]

Ellis Cose: Addressing Race Is The Cure To Racial Strife, Not The Cause

Ellis Cose: Addressing Race Is The Cure To Racial Strife, Not The Cause

Source: Ellis Cose / USA Today Nobody likes a crybaby — especially if that crybaby is impossibly privileged. So astonishment that a coddled first lady would complain about anythingcould explain some of the hostility that greeted Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at Tuskegee University this month. Rush Limbaugh accused her of not just “playing the race […]

Blues Icon B.B. King Dies At 89

Blues Icon B.B. King Dies At 89

Source: Jerry Shriver and Steve Jones / USA Today B.B. King spread joy to millions by giving them the blues. The iconic musician, along with his ever-present guitar Lucille, spent nearly 70 years thrilling audiences and spreading the music he learned as a poverty-stricken youth in the Mississippi Delta all over the world. King, 89, […]

More Black Ministers Slamming NAACP For Fighting School Choice

More Black Ministers Slamming NAACP For Fighting School Choice

Source: Ron Matus / RedefinEd Online Leading black ministers in Florida are ramping up criticism of the NAACP for supporting a lawsuit that seeks to kill the nation’s largest private school choice program. The Rev. Dr. Manuel Sykes, pastor of Bethel Community Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, became the latest to do so, suggesting during […]

Georgia Principal ‘Released’ Over ‘Black People’ Graduation Comment

Georgia Principal ‘Released’ Over ‘Black People’ Graduation Comment

Source: Mike Morris / Atlanta Journal-Constitution The principal of TNT Academy has been let go from the non-traditional, private Stone Mountain school less than a week after video of her racially-charged comment at a graduation ceremony went viral. Georgia NAACP president Francys Johnson confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Nancy Gordeuk “has been released.” Johnson, […]

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Talks Progressive Agenda To Combat Inequality

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Talks Progressive Agenda To Combat Inequality

No Charges For Wisconsin Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teenager Tony Robinson In a Tuesday press conference, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that the Wisconsin officer who shot and killed an unarmed Tony Robinson used lawful deadly force. Officer Matt Kenny will face no charges in Robinson’s death. In great detail, Ozanne outlined the events leading […]

Republicans Vote To Slash Amtrak’s Funding By $252 Million Day After Deadly Derailment In Philadelphia

Republicans Vote To Slash Amtrak’s Funding By $252 Million Day After Deadly Derailment In Philadelphia

Source: Jennifer Fermino and Dan Friedman / New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Even a devastating and deadly derailment didn’t soften Republican hearts Wednesday on the issue of Amtrak funding. As bodies were pulled from the site of the tragedy in Philadelphia, GOP members of the House voted to slash funding for the rail service by $252 […]

Amtrak Train Was Traveling At Twice the Speed Limit When It Derailed, NTSB Says

Amtrak Train Was Traveling At Twice the Speed Limit When It Derailed, NTSB Says

Source: ABC News An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people, was traveling an estimated 106 mph before it crashed, officials said today. The speed limit in the section of track where the accident took place is 50 mph, according to the Federal Railroad Administration and the National […]

Amtrak Crash: Investigators Search For Cause Of Train Derailment (VIDEO)

Amtrak Crash: Investigators Search For Cause Of Train Derailment (VIDEO)

Source: ABC News Federal investigators will visit the site of an Amtrak crash in northeast Philadelphia this morning, trying to uncover the cause of a train derailment responsible for at least six deaths. The accident happened at about 9:28 p.m., with six cars overturning and the engine separating from the rest of the train. Amtrak […]

George Zimmerman Involved In Florida Shooting, Knew The Gunman, Police Say [VIDEO]

George Zimmerman Involved In Florida Shooting, Knew The Gunman, Police Say [VIDEO]

Source: Aaron Katersky and Emily Shapiro / ABC News George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident today in Lake Mary, Florida, police said. Zimmerman flagged down an officer — saying someone shot at him and his car, said Bianca Gillet, a spokeswoman for the Lake Mary Police Department, at a news conference. Zimmerman, 31, […]

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