Since April 2020, I’ve been scouring Black Twitter for “activists” to help build our online community. As of now, we over 6,000 followers. My goal is for us to come together and vote on things that we think are important to focus on. I’ve found hundreds of people and pages that desire to “support Black […]
The student population of Oakwood University and, by extension, the community of Huntsville, Alabama have been gifted with endless fresh produce. In the fitting words of Ms. Shirley Caesar, “they got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, you name it!” The Oakwood Farms, which was officially opened in June 2020, has a little over 5 acres cultivated […]
Gymnetics Fitness is a Black family-owned fitness venture led by Lana and Ellen Ector, an incredible mother-daughter duo. They encourage women who desire to improve their lifestyles, but are hindered by the lack of Black females in the fitness world. The Ectors have been pretty successful and improved their brand to involve a famous fitness […]
A group of 19 Black families banned together to purchase what some are calling the new Black Wall Street. The website states that their vision is to “develop our vast resource-rich 96.71 acres of land in Toomsboro, GA for the establishment of an innovative community for environmentally sustainable-living, health & wellness, agricultural & economic development, arts […]
The 3 officers who assisted as Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd have all been arrested and charged with crimes. The officers (Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Kieran Lane) have been charged with felony aiding and abetting second degree murder and aiding and abetting 2nd degree manslaughter. Chauvin faces 40 years in prison (that’s the maximum penalty for 2nd degree murder.) […]
The video in question shows a white police officer with a man, later identified as George Floyd, pinned to the ground next to the back tire of his patrol car with his knee on the back of the man’s neck. “Please, please, please I can’t breathe,” he begs. “My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Please, […]
In Louisiana, a homeless man named Fate Vincent Winslow helped sell $20 of weed and got life in prison with no chance for parole. He was paid $5 to drop it off but did not know he was selling it to an undercover cop working on a prostitution operation in Shreveport. When asked why he […]
Founded by Regina Darden, The Hope Foundation operates from the Lighthouse Community Church. It is the only summer shelter available to the homeless in Hampton Roads. Hope stands for “Helping Others Pursue Excellence”. Since she started four years ago, she has had over 200 volunteers and partners join her. They help provide funds and resources […]
The police released their bodycam footage of Ahmaud Arbery from 2017. The video shows him being handcuffed and arrested: The video was posted on YouTube on Tuesday and it is dated December 1, 2017. It shows Arbery and 3 other kids being approached by cops in a Walmart parking lot: “Tell me about the TV,” […]
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