The road to victory for Jennifer Riley-Collins includes a stop in federal court

Four Mississippians challenge obscure law, dating back to the Reconstruction Era, meant to keep Black Mississippians from being elected in certain races. Why? For the first time in almost 150 yrs, a Black candidate could win a statewide elected position. Jennifer Riley-Collins, a Black woman and Democrat, is running for state Attorney General. The law being challenged requires candidates for statewide office to win not just a majority of the vote, but also a majority of the 122 districts in the state House. Essentially, this means Riley-Collins could win a…

Activists escorted away after disrupting Bill de Blasio’s opening address

Activists were escorted from Democratic debate for disrupting Bill de Blasio’s opening address. Activists shouted “Fire Pantaleo” during Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio’s opening speech at the presidential debate held last night in Detroit, MI. The five activists were escorted out of the Fox Theater by police after being asked to leave. The activists, all well-known in the activist community, were Tamika D. Mallory (co-President of the Women’s March, Inc.), Rev. Kirsten John Foy (a former top staffer for de Blasio, while in his public advocate role), Linda Sarsour (co-chair…

John Singleton, iconic film director, passes at the age of 51

John Singleton, director of multiple critically-acclaimed films, suffered a stroke on April 17, 2019. After almost 2 weeks of being in a coma, his family directed medical staff to remove Singleton from life support on April 29, 2019. He was 51 years old. Conflicting details surrounded the state of his health up until the time of his passing. Several news sources prematurely reported that Singleton had passed earlier in the day resulting in his publicist releasing a statement that he remained in a coma. His sudden illness and subsequent death…

Iconic film director, John Singleton, in critical condition

John Singleton, director of multiple critically-acclaimed films, suffered a stroke on April 17, 2019. Conflicting details surrounding the state of his health have been reported with his publicist releasing a statement on April 29 that Singleton remains in a coma. Having directed such iconic films as Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Rosewood, and 2 Fast 2 Furious, he solidified himself as one of the most talented directors in Hollywood. His sudden illness comes as a shock to the arts community and many have come to social media…