Venus Williams Not At Fault In Fatal Car Accident

The tennis star legally entered an intersection but was cut off by another car, which set off a chain of events that resulted in a fatal crash with a third car, police say video released Friday shows. Williams entered the intersection on June 9 legally prior to the collision in Palm Beach Gardens, Flordia. Linda Barson’s …Read More

A Mississippi High School’s First Black Valedictorian Forced to Share Title With White Student

A Mississippi mother is taking legal action against her daughter’s school district after her child was forced to share her high school’s valedictorian title with a White student who earned a lower GPA, reports the New York Daily News. According to the outlet, 18-year-old Jasmine Shepherd, who is the first Black student in Cleveland High School’s …Read More

Emanuel AME Church To Create Memorial For Slain Church Members

June 17 marked the second anniversary of the Charleston Church massacre, in which a white supremacist gunned down nine African American worshippers. To honor their memory, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church announced a plan on Sunday to create a permanent memorial at the church. “This memorial on the grounds of the church will help keep …Read More

Girl Found Guilty For Sending Texts Encouraging Boyfriend’s Suicide

A Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend a multitude of text messages encouraging him to commit suicide has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. A juvenile court judge found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III. Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning Friday. Carter was 17 when she sent Roy dozens …Read More

Girl Creates T-Shirt Line To Celebrate Her Melanin

  10-year-old Kheris Rogers knows what its like to feel like an outsider. The Los Angeles fifth grader transferred from her mostly white school to a more racially diverse one to avoid being bullied for her dark skin. But when she got to her new school, she was still taunted by other Black classmates. “I just didn’t feel …Read More

Fed Raises Rates and Unveils Balance Sheet Cuts

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months and said it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year, signaling its confidence in a growing U.S. economy and strengthening job market. In lifting its benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point to …Read More