National News Missing girls stir renewed activism in D.C.
WASHINGTON—For years, activists like Natalie and Derrica Wilson, Tina Frundt, Henderson Long and other concerned D.C. residents labored with little recognition or notice trying to bring attention to the hidden crisis of missing Black and Brown men, women and children.
All too often, the mainstream media ignored the plight of anguished parents and family members, while focusing the spotlight and attention on White girls and women who were missing or had been kidnapped.
Then someone sent out a tweet recently claiming erroneously that 14 girls had gone missing in 24 hours. The recent tweet spread like wildfire and was retweeted 47,000 times.
This fanned concerns and triggered the furor in the District of Columbia around the issue of missing Black and Latino girls. Entertainment and sports stars such as Sean Combs, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, actresses Sanaa Lathan and Howard University graduate Taraji P. Henson, rapper and actor LL Cool J, the Washington Wizards’ phenom John Wall expressed concern about what’s going on.
Updated Mar 27, 2017 - 11:51:27 PM
National News Black women still stalked by HIV and AIDS
Statistics indicate U.S. HIV infection rates have declined, but Black women are still disproportionately affected by the disease compared to their female counterparts. According to the Centers for Disease Control, rates of HIV infection among Black women fell 42 percent from 2005 to 2014.
Updated Mar 29, 2017 - 1:47:53 PM
National News Mike Brown vindicated?
FERGUSON, Mo.—A new documentary about the life of Mike Brown and the struggle of his parents to get justice for the untimely killing of their 18-yearold son has sparked renewed controversy.
Updated Mar 24, 2017 - 1:42:35 PM
National News Celebrating the life of Richard Muhammad
LOS ANGELES—Joy and pain dwelled on the faces of family and friends who filled the Harrison Ross Mortuary to celebrate the life of Richard Joseph Muhammad who returned to Allah on March 1, 2017.
Updated Mar 22, 2017 - 10:04:48 AM