President Trump Tweets Out White Power Message, Black Republican Senator Tim Scott Is Dismayed

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor In yet another social media moment invoking race in America, President Donald Trump retweeted a video of a supporter heard yelling, “White power!” The tweet displayed a video of a parade of supporters of the President riding golf carts through a retirement community...

Former Miami Cop Who Placed Knee on Black Woman’s Neck Booked for Misconduct

By N. Ali EarlyNNPA Newswire Another incident of police brutality against an African American has surfaced. According to the Miami Herald, Safiya Satchell was sitting in her Mercedes SUV when she was approached by an off duty police officer who was working as security for a strip club in the immediate proximity of the incident,...

City Council Creates Committee to Examine Street Renaming

At its June 18 meeting, the New Orleans City Council passed a motion establishing the City Council Street Renaming Commission, an advisory committee that will take the lead in a public engagement process to consider renaming certain streets, parks and public places in New Orleans that honor white supremacists.  The Commission...

Report: Violence by White Nationalists Worse than ISIS

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent The threat America faces from white nationalist violence is at least equal to that posed by radical Islamist group, ISIS, said FBI Director Chris Wray at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee meeting in late October. Wray reportedly told senators that “about...

Take ‘Em Down Organizers Plan Summit

Take 'Em Down NOLA, the coalition of community organizations and leaders that rallied around the removal of confederate-era monuments in New Orleans, will hold a first-of-its-kind summit designed to commemorate, celebrate and strategically align efforts to remove statues and monuments that are symbols of White supremacy. The conference will take...

Gentilly Town Hall to Address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release A group of concerned citizens will host a "Gumbo Social" to discuss issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and the future of Gentilly neighborhoods. The event will take place from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at The Half Shell Oyster...