violence

Woman Beaten to Death in McDonald’s Because She Refused to Give a Man Her Phone Number

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Entitlement is real. And worldwide. According to Metro, a woman was beaten to death by a man with an iron bar in a McDonald’s as onlookers stared all because she didn’t want to give out her phone number. The incident was captured on video. Reports...

Chicago’s Controversial New Police Program Prompts Fears Of Racial Profiling

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Tuesday afternoon, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced  the expansion of an initiative to combat gang violence in the city. The program is called “Custom Notifications.” During the first phase of the program that started in July, police visited the homes of suspected gang members...

Welcome To Omaha, Nebraska: The Most Dangerous Place In America To Be Black

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For the last couple of years, when people speak of the most violent cities in the U.S., typically Chicago or Detroit are brought up first.  Even when the murder rates in those areas have taken a plunge, the city with the  highest incidence of black murder...

Rapper’s Lyrics Leads To His Arrest for Double Murder

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Here’s what happens when “keeping it one hunnid” goes terribly wrong. A Newport News, Va. rapper is in custody after his lyrics led police to arrest him for a 2007 double murder. According to the Daily Press, Antwain Steward, who goes by the alias Twain...

Who Says We Don’t Care About Black-on-Black Crime? Essence Festival Takes Stand Against Gun Violence

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Beyonce gave a show-stopping performance on the mainstage, Maxwell crooned passionately and seductively at the Superdome and notables like Iyanla Vanzant and Al Sharpton spoke in rousing empowerment sessions at the Convention Center. But Essence Festival is about much more than just entertainment. Taking place...