Remy Ma Speaks on the Effects Incarceration Has on Black Women

Remy Ma, who is a rapper and is also formerly incarcerated, has recently spoken out about the burdens Black women face after being incarcerated. “You try to fill out … a job application. You try to for housing. You try to do anything simple as voting you can’t do because of something that you did. So it’s never really like …

Tommy Ford’s Funniest Martin Moments

  10.13.16 In sad news, actor Thomas Mikal Ford, most well known for playing the role of Tommy on 90’s sitcom Martin, has passed at the age of 52. After suffering from an abdominal aneurysm, Ford was taken off life support the evening of Wednesday, October 12th. The character Tommy, who never appeared to be gainfully employed yet managed to …

Half of Young Black People Face Job Discrimination

  10.11.16 In a recent poll conducted by Black Youth Project, 48% of young black respondents from ages 18-30 reported that they have faced job discrimination at some point. The issue of job discrimination is only compounded for black women, as one third of women across all racial groups have reported experiencing gender based discrimination. The poll had larger and …

Dr. Dre has Threatened Legal Action Over Michel’le’s Biopic

  10.11.16 90’s R&B singer Michel’le, whose biopic Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le premieres October 15th on Lifetime, may have some upcoming legal battles. Dr. Dre, Michele’s ex-fiance and founder of Aftermath Records, sent a cease and desist letter to Sony threatening to sue upon the film’s release. The film details the alleged abuse Michel’le faced while dating Dr. …

Kids in Prison: Getting Tried as an Adult Depends on Skin Color

  10.11.16 Trying minors – children under age 18 – as an adult is a practice that many juvenile justice experts advise against because at that age, minors are not mentally mature, and therefore are incapable of making adult decisions.g After studying five years of data from the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Court, analysts from WYNYC uncovered another …

The Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death is Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

  10.5.16 Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s death, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. Supporters of Orta have claimed that the drug and gun related charges are serving as retaliation for him filming Eric Garner’s final moments. The police charged Ramsey with selling heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and anti-anxiety pills to an undercover cop …