Why Does it Feel Like Facebook Is Over Policing Our Black Media Page & Our CEO & When are They Accountable to US?

What’s up BWNC family. Our CEO Kwon Garvey (Cj Lawrence) has been continually attacked, banned, and silenced by Facebook. In Spite of this being one of the biggest week’s every in our company’s history we are still dealing with push back from sources beyond our control. In fact, they disabled his original account because he shared a Beyoncé Coachella video on our platform. (Petty) Currently under his new account, he is unable to post, make comments, and manage the social media company he created. This has a huge impact on…

Black Mississippians Response Statement to the ICE Raids

Black Mississippians Respond to the ICE Raids Conducted in Mississippi on August 7, 2019 A coalition of organizations representing Black People in the state of Mississippi respond to the ICE Raids Conducted in our state on August 7, 2019 We, as descendants of enslaved African people, stand here today in solidarity, in determination, and in righteous outrage at the unwarranted and heavy-handed actions of the federal government. On August 7th, 2019, hundreds of ICE agents descended upon four cities in our state, where they arrested nearly 700 workers because they…

The origins of BLACK AUGUST

The origins of BLACK AUGUST If the name George Jackson doesn’t ring a bell then you’ve probably never heard of, or celebrate Black August. George Jackson who is one of the founding members of the Black Guerrilla Family was also a member of the Black Panther Party. Jackson, born in 1941 in Chicago, was raised in California, placed in juvenile detention centers from the age of 12 and was eventually imprisoned for a trumped-up armed robbery charge at the age of 18. His original sentence landed him up to one…

Leaders Across State Launch Mississippi Bail Fund Collective

Leaders Across State Launch Mississippi Bail Fund Collective An organization committed to paying bail for poor Mississippians June 19th, 2019 Today, a coalition of social workers, attorneys, and activists from across Mississippi launched the Mississippi Bail Fund Collective to address the injustices perpetrated by Mississippi’s cash bail system. Mississippi’s nearly exclusive use of cash bail is devastating poor communities. Poor Mississippians are languishing in jails while waiting on congested courts to decide their fate. Many sit month after month and year after year waiting to have their cases heard because…

Billionaire Robert F. Smith to pay off the student loans of Morehouse College’s class of 2019

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners was the commencement speaker for Morehouse’s class of 2019. During his commencement address, he pledged to the 400 graduating seniors that he would pay off the student loans for the entire class. In addition, he also promised a $1.5 Million donation to the school. As he stood at the podium speaking to the class he said: “This is my class, and I know my class will pay it forward”. This is an amazing offer considering…