1 Dead And 1 Wearing Hijab Possibly Stabbed in Pittsburgh

VIA PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two women were stabbed, one fatally, right in front of a police officer late Thursday morning in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh. The incident was reported around 11:40 a.m. at 6th and Smithfield Streets, at a Port Authority bus shelter. The scene is not far from a Rite Aid, Burlington Coat Factory and the entrance to the Duquesne Club. According to witnesses, a least one of the victims may have been wearing a hijab, a garment worn by Muslim women. The name of the woman killed…

Black in the Day….Daily Little Known Black History Facts

August 8, 1866, famed American explorer Matthew Alexander Henson was born. Henson was a technical genius, skilled as a carpenter, blacksmith, dog-handler and hunter. He and his partner, Robert Peary, went on eight expeditions, reaching what they believed was the North Pole on the final attempt, with Henson having the distinction of being the first person to set foot in the North Pole. Henson achieved a degree of fame as a result of participating in the expedition, and in 1912 he published a memoir titled A Negro Explorer at the North…

Outgrown

Are you ready to take a fun and funny trip down memory lane complete with 90s nostalgia? If so, look no further than Outgrown. This is a coming of age tale set in the 90s, is centered around 9 and 10 year old cousins, Sam and Reggie. They embark on a wild adventure going through extraordinary lengths and overcoming hurdles to see their favorite rap duo Outkast perform. Outgrown is Moss Point, MS born, NYC-based filmmaker Sam Hicks’ debut, and is directed/co-written by Huriyyah Muhammad, founder of the Black TV & Film Collective. The film stars…

The NCAA is Pathetic and the Rich Paul Rule is Proof

Originally, my debut post on BWNC’s wonderfully black site was going to be “Thanos: The Realest MF I Know”, but the NCAA had other plans. The National Collegiate Athletic Association decided it was time to put a stop to Rich Paul’s uncanny ability to make incredible business moves.  The NCAA implemented new criteria for what they’ll consider a sports agent and now requires an agent to have a Bachelor’s degree, a certification with the NBPA for a minimum of three years, and pass an in-person exam at the NCAA office…