Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. / Wauwatosa Police Department
There is enough probable cause to criminally charge a trigger-happy Wisconsin police officer with a history of killing suspects for fatally shooting a Black man in 2016, a judge ruled on Wednesday after revisiting the case at the urging of one of the victim's family.
Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro has recommended the appointment of a special prosecutor to handle the case against Waukesha County Police Officer Joseph Mensah for killing Jay Anderson Jr.... Read more
In April of this year, approximately three months into my new role at iOne Digital, Allison McGevna-Cirino, iOne's Senior Vice-President of Content, came to me with an ambitious idea. She wanted to pay homage to pioneering Black newspapers, while simultaneously highlighting some of the social justice stories that have continued to impact Black people since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What an honor. What a responsibility.
How does one sift through the rubble of broken dreams and shattered futures that state violence-both police and political-left scattered on the asphalt of communities across this nation? ... Read more
Even though he has a couple of classics under his belt, Common wishes he could have done things differently. During a recent interview he revealed he regrets not making a third album with Kanye West. As spotted on Complex the Chicago native recently talked to Andrew Barber on The Coda Collection. While the two discussed a myriad [...]
Photo: Minnesota Department of Health. The 'Shots at the Shop' is a national initiative to engage barbershops and beauty salons in communities all across the country in the effort to ensure that their communities have immunity from COVID-19. Locally, Wilson's Image Barbers & Stylists is partnering with Black Nurses Rock and the Minnesota Department of Health to offer COVID-19 vaccines in their community
KSTP Updated: July 28, 2021 08:08 AM
Gov. Tim Walz announced that 14 Minnesota barbershops and salons are participating in President Joe Biden's "Shots at the Shop" initiative, a nationwide program to engage Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons in supporting local vaccine education and outreach efforts.... Read more
Minneapolis municipal elections occur in November, and voters will decide whether the city reimagines its approach to public safety. Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved a ballot question whether to amend the city's charter by disbanding the police department and creating a new Department of Public Safety.
Today the Minneapolis City Council approved a ballot question for the November ballot that would amend the Minneapolis city charter and adopt a public health approach to public safety. ... Read more
Simone Biles has attempted to clear up any confusion about the reason why she withdrew from the women's gymnastics team final at the Tokyo Olympics. She also vowed to return to competition, debunking earlier reports that she had withdrawn from the Olympics as a whole.
While it was reported that the 24-year-old gymnastics legend had injured herself in competition on Tuesday, Biles said her injury was actually mental and not physical.... Read more
It feels as though COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted across the nation, but as the rise of new variants continues to climb, a great challenge lies ahead for the U.S. in ensuring that citizens are fully vaccinated and that steps are put in place to protect against more potent strains of the virus. Don't take those masks off just yet. We're still in a pandemic and here are the reasons why.... Read more
Coi Leray continues to earn her following; literally one fan at a time. She faced a very stiff crowd during her recent set at Rolling Loud Miami. As spotted on TMZ the up and coming rapper had a hell of a time connecting to the ticket holders that attended the multi day festival over the weekend. Footage [...]