Archive for the ‘African-American Youth’ Category

Decide for yourself. Last month, Brown pled guilty to a felony assault charge for physically engaging singer Rihanna in February. His sentence includes five years of supervised probation, completion of a domestic violence counseling program, and six months of community service in his home state of Virginia. Speak your peace.

R&B singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty Monday in a Los Angeles court to one count of felony assault involving pop diva Rihanna on February 8. Brown will be formally sentenced on August  5, but his plea deal requires him to perform 6 months of community service and serve five years of supervised probation in his home […]

The preliminary hearing in the case of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III began yesterday and continues today in Oakland, California. Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Johannes Mehserle, who has resigned his position, has pleaded not guilty to murder. His defense claims he meant to pull his stun gun, not his service pistol, to restrain […]

American Violet, starring Oscar-nominated actress Alfre’ Woodard, examines the life and struggles of an African-American family trying to win back the freedom of daughter Dee Roberts, a single mother of four wrongly accused of drug dealing. The character of Dee Roberts, played by Nicole Beharie, is based on the real story of Regina Kelly, who […]

R&B singer Chris Brown, 19, who was arrested last month for attacking girlfriend and pop superstar Rihanna, has pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Monday to charges of “felony assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats.” If convicted, he could serve five years in prison or probation. According to several reports, Brown […]

Although certain historically Black colleges and universities, like Howard and Spelman, boast graduation rates that are higher than the national average for all colleges/universities and female enrollment is up, HBCUs graduate far fewer men than women and overall graduation rates at these institutions are below the national average for Black students at mainstream schools and for all […]

Miss Mississippi 2006 contestant Jasmine Murray was eliminated last night on FOX’s American Idol. We’re proud of her anyway — making it to the final 13 is a big deal. Murray sang “I’ll Be There” a second time hoping to get the Idol judges to “save” her by exercising a new power granted this season, but the […]