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Funeral for Erica Garner to be Held in Harlem Monday Black Lives Matter activist and icon tragically died at the age of 27

On Monday evening, the social justice advocate and daughter of Eric Garner will be laid to rest, ABC 7 reports. On Monday evening, the social justice advocate and daughter of Eric Garner will be laid to rest, ABC 7 reports. Eric Garner died in 2014 after being illegally placed in a chokehold by a Staten Island police officer. His death came just a month before Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, was shot to d ...

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Family, friends gather to mourn Ebony Sheppard

  AUSTIN (KXAN) — Friends and family packed the pews Saturday afternoon to say goodbye to a mother randomly shot and killed right after Christmas. “Right now, we need an understanding. Right now, we need a shoulder to cry on,” said the pastor, comforting the crowd mourning the loss of Ebony Sheppard. Police say Sheppard was murdered in the parking lot of her apartment complex during a robbery spree. He ...

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H&M apologizes for using black child to sell ‘coolest monkey’ hoodie

H&M was forced to apologize Monday for using a black child to model a sweatshirt with a “coolest monkey in the jungle” slogan. The company removed the offending ad from its website after hundreds of social media users accused it of being racist. It continues to sell the hooded top online. “This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologize to anyone this may have offended,” said ...

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Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida’s deadly roads

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others. “There’s one,” he says, as a woman zips past. But even though he could see her texting, he c ...

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Florida man beats stepson to death, forces boy’s brothers to sleep with body 7-year-old boy had left bed to get cookie

SEFFNER, Fla. - A Florida man was arrested after allegedly beating his 7-year-old stepson to death for getting out of bed to get a cookie. The man then forced the boy's brothers to sleep in bed with the body. Jack Junior Montgomery, 31, was being held on $870,000 bond after being charged with the brutal murder of Brice Russell. WFLA reports Montgomery told investigators he had beaten Russell after he had go ...

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L.A. MORNING RADIO HOST CALLS BLACK CONGRESSWOMAN A ‘CHEAP SLEAZY DEMOCRAT WHORE

*Full disclaimer, I listen to KFI 640 AM religiously. From Wake Up Call with Jennifer Jones Lee through the Tim Conway Jr. Show and even Jesus Christ on Sunday mornings.  I am both a fan of the shows as well as the news reporting. That said, I am also a Black woman and just like I took issue with John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of KFI’s John and Ken show when after Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub a ...

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Colin Kaepernick Is GQ’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

Much has changed in the four years since Colin Kaepernick was last on the cover of GQ. Back then he was a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise. But a simple act—kneeling during the national anthem—changed everything. It cost him his job. It also transformed Colin Kaepernick into a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance. Though Colin Kaepernick continues his silent protest, ...

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Colin Kaepernick Visits Harlem for his GQ Men of the Year Moment

Behind the scenes with football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the man who’s become a movement. He's been vilified by millions and locked out of the NFL—all because he took a knee to protest police brutality. But Colin Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson—athletes who risked everything to make a difference. Still haven’t subscribed to GQ on Y ...

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