30-year-old Latanya Watson was described by her father as a "beautiful person" and someone who "loved to work". Watson was the mother of a 12-year-old son and engaged to marry the love of her life. Her bright future met a horrible end when she got into an argument with 20-year-old Mia Simmons Monday on a Brooklyn subway platform. According to The NY Daily News: "An argument between Simmons and Watson erupted on a Manhattan-bound No. 3 train as it rumbled into the Sutter Ave.
Jada Pinkett-Smith has been tackling a number of heavy issues with her Facebook Watch show "Red Table Talk". Pinkett-Smith, along with her mother Adrienne "Gammy" Banfield-Norris and daughter Willow Smith, have sifted through subjects such as polyamory, sexuality, addictions and various forms of abuse. Today, however, the elder mother and daughter of the group brought up the one issue that's been on a lot of people's minds. Should white families adopt Black children? Pinkett
As if we needed yet another reason to be mad at the state of the world. . . A California Bay area Black man, later identified at Wesley Michel, was attempting to visit a friend when he was barred from entering the residential building by a white resident. The resident, thought to be Christopher Cukor who works for YouTube, stopped Michel and bombarded him with questions about why he was attempting to enter his building. Michel was actually there to visit a disabled friend bu
A New Jersey judge in under scrutiny (as he should be) today after blowing off a teen's rape case. Judge James Troiano refused to allow the teenager to be tried in adult court, saying the claims were not a 'traditional case of rape' and that the boy had not shown 'calculation or cruelty'. Via The New York Post: "Prosecutors say the boy, only identified in court documents as G.M.C., sexually assaulted the girl while at a pajama-themed basement party packed with about 30 other
21-year-old Davonte Moore was playing with fireworks with his friend late last night. What started out as two friends having fun with Roman candles, ended with both young men laying in hospital beds. Moore, who is a gifted football player for Iowa Western Community College, was shot three times (at least once in each knee) by police who were called to the scene. No one knows what led to the police being called, or what led to them opening fire on the young men but, Moore's mo
Makayla Winston, who was nine months pregnant, was reported missing last Thursday. The 21-year-old woman went missing after relatives say she went to show her baby's father a sonogram picture of their baby. Her car, with the keys in the ignition, was spotted on Friday. Her cellphone, which had been wiped clean, was in the grass nearby but Winston was no where to be found. Police, suspecting foul play, began a frantic search for the mother-to-be because she was just days away
A Mississippi man who spent 12 years in prison for a crime he was innocent of has been shot and killed. In 1994 Cedric Willis was out celebrating the birth of his son when he was arrested and charged with rape, robbery and murder. It took 12 years for DNA evidence to fully exonerate Willis and since his release, in 2006, he's been a motivational speaker and help to his community. In a seemingly unprovoked incident, on Monday June 24 Willis was fatally shot just two blocks awa