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34 Years After his Assassination, Trial of Burkina Faso’s Revolutionary Leader, Thomas Sankara Begins!

34 years after Thomas Sankara’s assassination, the trial of 14 men linked to his death has begun. Among those to be tried is his close confidant and former president, Blaise Compaore. Sankara was assassinated four years after taking office...

Anthony LiVecchi, Texas Principal, Apologizes After Saying Black Students Dressed Like “Dr.Dre from the 90s Doesn’t Make School Look Good”

Oak Ridge High School Principal Anthony LiVecchi has apologized for comments he made to some black students during a “90s Throwback Day.” LiVecchi likened the student’s dressing to “Dr.Dre from the ‘90s’ and went ahead to tell them they...

Rusten Sheskey; The Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Will Not Face Civil Rights Charges!

On 8th October the Department of Justice announced that it will not be pressing charges against Rusten Sheskey due to lack of enough evidence. Sheskey had been accused of shooting Jacob Blake, a black man on August 23rd, 2020...

Dover Woman, Kristina Graper Accused of Threatening a 9-Year-Old Black Boy 

A civil rights complaint has been filed against Kristina Graper for telling a 9-year-old Black boy that she would, “Kneel on his neck”. The incident happened on May 10 while the boy was playing with Kristina’s child at a...

Winterville Charter Academy Teacher Resigns after Telling Black Students they Would be her “field slaves” were it not for the Constitution

During Constitution Day, an 8th-grade English teacher at Winterville Charter Academy told her black students to raise their hands. After this, the teacher told the black students that they would be her, “field slaves” were it not for the...

African Pop Star, Tiwa Savage Claims she is being Blackmailed over a Sex Tape

Talking to Angie Martinez, Power 105.1 radio station host on Friday, Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage claimed she is being blackmailed for an intimate footage she had filmed with her boyfriend. Tiwa also revealed that she is refusing to pay...

The Former Black Massachusetts Firefighter, Gerald Alston, Awarded $11m in a Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

After 11 years of back and forth, Brookline town members have voted to award Gerald Alston with $11m settlement. This brings to a closure a lawsuit filed by Gerald in 2010 after he was fired for refusing to work...

36 Year-Old Black Mother Loses her Life from a Gunshot Fired by her Neighbor as he was ‘Cleaning the Weapon’

On September 25th, Carlether Foley had gone to bed hoping to wake up relaxed and energized for the next day. However this did not happen as the young mother met her death while sleeping. Her son would later discover...

YouTube Takes down R.Kelly’s Official Channels a Week after His Conviction

A week after R. Kelly was convicted in sex trafficking and racketeering charges YouTube has pulled down two of his official channels. Going forward, the RKellyTV and RKellyVevo channels will no longer be available and the singer will not...

Tanzanian’s Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah Takes Home the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

It’s a great day for Tanzania and the writing industry at large as renowned novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel Prize in literature. Born in 1948, Gurnah grew up on the island of Zanzibar but later flew to...

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