Three suspects indicted on murder charges in death of Ahmaud Arbery

The three suspects in the Ahmaud Arbery case have officially been indicted by a Georgia grand jury on murder chargers, Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced on Wednesday. Gregory McMichael, 64, Travis McMichael, 34, and William “Roddie” Bryan, 50, all face allegations of malice and felony murder in the Feb. 23 death of Arbery. Ahmaud Arbery, aged 25, was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia after being gunned down by the McMichaels. On the afternoon of February 23, 2020, Arbery was jogging through the McMichaels’ neighborhood and they thought…

Bubba Wallace NASCAR Driver Who Painted #BlackLivesMatter on Vehicle Finds Noose in his Garage Stall

According to ESPN NASCAR reporter Marty Smith, A noose was found hanging in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall. For those who may not be familiar- Bubba Wallace is the NASCAR driver who wore an I can’t breathe shirt and painted #BlackLivesMatter on his car. NASCAR statement: A noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall today at Talladega.NASCAR is investigating. pic.twitter.com/dGYFYryVES — Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) June 22, 2020 Wallace has since put out a statement since discovering the hate-symbol in his locker: Bubba Wallace statement. https://t.co/Bu0Kwgy3zU — Marty Smith…

#BlackLivesMatter: A Trending Hashtag or a Civil Revolution

The black community has always faced criticism when speaking out about the oppressive forces we face in the world. Yet, the music we make, the art and fashion trends we create, and the slang that originated within our communities are heavily used amongst our critics. After the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the Black Lives Matter Movement was founded the following year by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. From the very beginning, this civil rights movement has been condemned by people who say they do not want…

Breonna Taylor Deserves More Than “Breonna’s Law”

The death of Breonna Taylor sticks out to me. Here is this black woman, doing everything right. Doing everything America demands black people to do in order to live an OK life, and she was killed by America and her supremacy, anyway. That bothers me. That shit makes me mad. It makes me mad that black women, even in martyrdom, have been put on the back burner. When Breonna Taylor was killed in Louisville, Kentucky, three months ago, it was tragic, but it didn’t spark the flames of rage. Maybe…

#BlackMentalHealthMatters: Coping With Race-based Traumatic Stress

By now we’ve probably all heard about the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the international protests that followed. I think it’s safe to say that most of us are hurt but not surprised. Their stories are only recent additions to America’s long history of violence against African Americans.  The first viral case of police brutality that I was old enough to actually process was Trayvon Martin in 2012. The news reports paralyzed me. I walked around with this heavy feeling in my chest, I couldn’t control…