1. Mattel gets Rosa Parks’ story wrong, Color of Change pushes back
Color of Change, a campaign based organization fighting to end Black people being treated unfairly by pushing back where and when necessary, has put together a campaign urging Mattel to fix the Rosa Parks’ packaging to reflect the real history of this courageous woman. To read what this campaign is all about and to get more involved, go here.
2. Meek Mill is a FREE man, finally
After being on probation over a decade, Meek Mill (or Robert Rihmeek Williams) is finally FREE from any and all criminal justice system bondages. For more on this story, go here.
3. Man jailed for 3 months for mistakenly carrying liquid meth
Imagine going through customs minding your business when you’re stopped by customs for allegedly carrying liquid meth. Turns out, after being in jail for nearly 3 months, you’ve had honey this whole time. A crying shame is what this is. For more on this story, go here.
4. Australian magazine publishes a feature article using the wrong Black woman
Suddanese model, Adut Akech, came out and expressed her anger for doing an interview with Who Magazine, an Australian company, for featuring her but inputing the wrong picture. The irony in this is that she had already spoken to the magazine about how refugees and “colour” are often generalized. For full story, check out her official page by clicking on the link above.
5. The plausible deniability gorilla warfare: the tragedy of Black compromise in White spaces
Black news anchor was “jokingly” called a gorilla by his white co-anchor on air a couple of days ago. She went on air the next day apologize, in tears, while she made the case for her insensitive comments to be forgiven by him and others she offended. BWNC takes this issue head on with a piece by CJ Lawrence. For more on this story, go here.
It’s All Malvin “Goode”
August 29, 1962:
Black in the Day
On this day in 1962 he became the first Black network news correspondent for ABC television network as a United Nations (UN) reporter. He allegedly received this position after baseball player Jackie Robinson, who was the first Black player in the major leagues, complained to ABC executives about the lack of Black reporters. Goode’s first assignment was covering the Cuban Missile Crisis; he distinguished himself with incisive TV and radio reports during the long hours of debate at the UN.