Memphis to Address Youth Gang Violence with $800,000 Budget

By Terrance SmithMEMPHIS—Federal funds totaling more than $800,000 have been awarded to help address the youth gang violence that the city saw over the summer. So far this year 3,100 juveniles have been arrested and 2,000 have been victims of crime and, according to a report on WREG –TV, many young people do not feel safe. “As we have recently witnessed, more and more must be done to address and prevent youth violence in Memphis and to keep our community safe,” U. S. Rep. Steve Cohen said in announcing the federal grants. “This funding will be a valuable asset as […]

by · October 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF

Baltimore City’s 11th Legislative District Has Position to Fill

By Tavon PopeBALTIMORE– Baltimore City’s 11th legislative district is up for grabs. After Bill Cole was selected to head the Baltimore Development Corps, 15 potential candidates have applied to the vacated seat according to the City Council president. The candidates range from school teachers to community activists. A 13 member committee will decided which candidate fits the criteria to fill the vacancy. Get the full story here.  

by · September 26, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF

Brooklyn Organization Fights Ebola

By Tiffany BrownNEW YORK– The Imani House Inc., in Brooklyn, N.Y., is informing residents about Ebola and raising money to lessen the spread of the virus in Liberia. The outbreak of Ebola was first discovered in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 2014 Ebola outbreak that took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the largest in history and the first in West Africa. The last major outbreak was in Uganda in December 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic fever caused by infection […]

by · September 16, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF
Morgan State Choir to Perform at Bicentennial

Morgan State Choir to Perform at Bicentennial

The Morgan State University Choir will be performing at Fort Henry on September 13 as a part of the Star-Spangled Spectacular, a 6-day celebration of the bicentennial of the U.S. National Anthem. The choir is will sing The Star-Spangled Banner with Jordin Sparks and the U.S. Marine Band which was previewed at Thursday’s Matriculation Convocation . PBS will air “Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem”, a live broadcast of the concert at 8 p.m. ET. Click here for a full list of Star-Spangled Spectacular events.

by · September 13, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · LOCAL NEWS, MUSIC, NATIONAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF

New York Students Dedicate Poems to Victims of Police Brutality

By Tiffany BrownNEW YORK — Students from Medgar Evers College in New York will share poems on National Poetic Day of Action on Monday, September 22. Their performances are dedicated to the families and lives of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, who were killed by police earlier this year. This event is sponsored by the English Department. (Black Star News) Read the full story here.  

by · September 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NATIONAL NEWS, NEWS IN BRIEF