Main Menu

April, 2015


Baltimore Police Finishes Investigation into Freddie Gray’s Death

The Baltimore Police Department has finished its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, the young, unarmed black man who was injured in its custody and later succumbed to his injuries, handing their findings over to the state attorney, the New York Times reports. Source: theroot

Baltimore Teen Encouraged by Parents to Turn Self in Is Held on $500,000 Bail, Faces Life in Prison 

Allen Bullock, the 18-year-old seen in photos smashing in a police car with a traffic cone, turned himself in after being encouraged by his parents. But now he is being held on $500,000 bail, an amount his parents cannot afford, The Guardian reports.  Source: theroot

Poll: Will You Be Watching the Fight of the Century?

Who’s got an extra hundred bucks lying around to put in the pockets of these multimillionaire fighters? That’s the price of pay-per-view to catch what is sure to be the most-talked-about fight in decades. Latest odds are on Floyd Mayweather to defeat Manny Pacquiao in the Saturday-night match at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. Source: theroot

Freddie Gray Protests Spread Across US Cities

Rallies spread to different U.S. cities overnight as protesters marched in solidarity with the latest alleged victim of police brutality, Baltimore’s Freddie Gray. Source: theroot

Memphis Teen Who Was Accepted at All 8 Ivy League Schools Is Headed to …

Because of health concerns, doctors once suggested that Dellarontay Readus’ mother not carry her pregnancy to term. She wouldn’t hear of it. Instead she had the boy and raised him on her own. On Tuesday Readus, who was accepted at all eight Ivy League institutions, announced that he is heading to Stanford University. Source: theroot

Connecting the Dots: “Africa to the Americas; The Middle Passage Slave Trade”

Guest Speaker, Dinizulu Gene Tinnie co-director of The Slave Ship Replica Project at the Miami Museum of African American History delivered a fascinating presentation of his current project entitled Connecting the Dots:  “Africa to the Americas; The Middle Passage Slave Trade”.  The Middle Passage is also referred to as the Triangular Trade.  Most of his presentation centered on the horrendous conditions the slaves endured during their passage from Africa to the Americas.  Mr. Tinnie spoke to a very crowded room of people at the Harry T. and Harriette V. MooreRead More

Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Voting Signatures

By now, many of you have been apprised of the handwritten signatures of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore dated March 29, 1934 that were found in an Official 1888-1948 Registry of Electors for Mims.  The Moore’s were registered Republicans.  The book was presented to Mr. Bill Gary, President of the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center Board of Directors, Mrs. Yvonne Minus and Dr. Joe Lee Smith by Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott and will be on loan to the Moore Center for the next year.  WhatRead More

Osiris Temple and Osiris Court

 Oasis of Melbourne National Diabetes Initiative (NDI) Program A National Diabetes Initiative (NDI) Recognition Program was sponsored by the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (A.E.A.O.N.M.S.), Shriners of Osiris Temple and Osiris Court Daughters  Auxiliary on Sunday March 22, 2015 at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church  in the John W. Taylor Family Life Center in Melbourne.  Recognition was given to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Palm Bay/ Melbourne Chapter for their participation during last year’s annual National Diabetes Initiative Walk.  This is an annual event to bring awareness toRead More

Ga. Teacher Allegedly Tells Students Their Parents Are Evil if They Voted for Obama; NAACP Wants Her Fired

A Georgia schoolteacher may soon find herself unemployed if the efforts of a local NAACP are successful, according to 13WMAZ. Source: theroot

Baltimore Councilman to CNN Host: ‘Just Call Them N–gers’

Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes clashed with CNN’s Erin Burnett Tuesday evening after Burnett asked if “thugs” was not the appropriate word to use when describing the “bad actors” of the Baltimore protests. Source: theroot