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As appeared first in the Michigan Chronicle Accessing the internet is like accessing superpowers. It heightens people’s senses, makes some feel greater than the world they live in, and amplifies core emotions. Just like any superpower, some use the internet for evil while others use it for good. Eastsider, Shelby Tinsley, adopted Spiderman’s Uncle Ben philosophy of “with great power comes great responsibility.” Tinsley has become a social media hero through the creation of her inspirational app iShallBe. “I found social media can be negative so I wanted to create

As appeared first in the Michigan Chronicle In response to national outrage regarding George Floyd’s murder, various companies such as Nike, Apple, and Ben & Jerry’s have issued statements calling for racial equality. Tuesday, Detroit’s top CEOs followed suit. In a joint statement, alongside Mayor Duggan and Rev. Wendell Anthony, CEOs from Detroit’s top companies such as GM, Quicken Loans, and DTE Energy announced, “We condemn the acts of injustice in the tragic murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the many other men and women

By: Jordan Live As appeared first on Atlanta Daily World Although countless 2020 class of “perfect vision” commencement statuses nationwide are still uncertain, graduates at Clark Atlanta University received a virtual celebration that lifted many spirits at home during coronavirus. [embed]https://youtu.be/XHEFKxU6QnI[/embed] Due to the pandemic, many graduates worried that their big day was completely ruined, but Clark Atlanta University President, George T. French, Jr., Ph.D. assured all hope was not lost. “While COVID-19 prevented us from celebrating on your campus today, we wanted to begin this first leg of acknowledging and

By AJ Williams, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor There are ways to make an impact without leaving home. Click the following links to find out how you can help bring social justice to our nation. Gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd https://linkin.bio/fairfightaction https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate https://secure.everyaction.com/eR7GA7oz70GL8doBq19LrA2 https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2 https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ https://www.givemn.org/organization/Unicorn-Riot

SOURCE The RLJ Companies As appeared first on The Chicago Defender Is $14 trillion too much to ask for the atonement of 200 plus years of brutal slavery, de facto and de jure government-sponsored social and economic discrimination and the permanent emotional trauma inflicted upon black Americans by being forced to believe in a hypocritical and unfulfilled pledge that “all men are created equal”? This is an existential question that this nation has failed to answer since the end of the civil war. However, this question demands an answer

By Stacy M. Brown Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has taken over the prosecution of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed African American who died because of the actions of Chauvin and other officers. “It is with a large degree of humility and great seriousness, I accept for my office, the responsibility for leadership in this critical case involving the killing of George Floyd,” Ellison said during a news conference in Minneapolis. “We are going to bring to bear all the resources

By Roz Edward As appeared first on Atlanta Daily World The nation experienced a surreal number of protests and demonstrations – reminiscent of civil unrest over the last weekend of May. From Detroit to Atlanta, and from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. protesters took to the streets in record numbers to express unparalleled levels of discontent in the way of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis who was the most recent – and most visible – victim of a Minneapolis police officer who took

May 31, 2020: Expressions from Alabama State University President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., on recent national events surrounding the death of George Floyd. For the past few days, I, like many others have been viewing through the lens of the media, the reaction of our country to the deplorable and senseless death of yet another defenseless black person at the hands of a white police officer, a tragic mockery to the truth that Black Lives Matter. Similar to other Americans, I am overcome with a range of