Michael Paul Adams, had reportedly been released from prison for 48 hours when he saw 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin at a Peoria, Ariz., K-gas station. The 27-year-old, who has a lengthy criminal history, slit the teen’s neck with a pocket knife. His excuse–he was listening to rap music, and he feared for his life. Court records indicate Adams told local law enforcement he felt threatened by … Continue reading Black teen stabbed to death–for simply listening to music.
It’s 2019, and apparently Spirit Airlines, thinks we are still in the Jim Crow Era 🙄. Tiarra Tiarra (unsure of her last name), a paying customer boarding Spirit airlines was asked if she could move, due to a white passenger not wanting to sit beside her. “I had to ask someone to switch seats with me because she didn’t want to sit by a Black … Continue reading It’s 2019, and Black passengers are being asked to move to the back of the plane?
Visitors to the Willis Tower’s SkyDeck got an extra scare Monday when the attraction’s protective layer covering the glass splintered into thousands of pieces. The glass sightseeing box extends from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower in Chicago and attracts about 1.5 million visitors each year. The ledge is designed to hold up to 5 tons, and its protective coating is intended to keep the … Continue reading Chicago’s Willis Tower SkyDeck Ledge cracks under visitors feet
It’s been 10 years since 22-year-old Oscar Grant was murdered, by a BART officer at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. On Saturday, a mural was unveiled in his honor. BART says it worked closely with Grant’s family to create the tribute and provide a place for reflection for all those who travel through the station. “I believe there will be a sense of peace … Continue reading Oscar Grant Mural Unveiled 10 Years after his Death
If your recent travel plans include LAX, you may want to check your flight details. Parts of Los Angeles International Airport were left without light and power for about three and a half hours Wednesday night, causing the cancellation, delay and diversion of flights. The power went out at around 6:10 p.m. local time, a spokesperson for the airport said. It was restored just after … Continue reading LAX Power outage causes flight delays and cancellations
Here’s something travelers who smoke may want to begin looking for. With many establishments adopting a no smoking policy–is Beverly Hills setting a new trend? The Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to make it the first U.S. city to ban the sale of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. The ban applies to gas stations, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, but … Continue reading Beverly Hills first city to ban tobacco sales
Here’s some unwelcome news to start the summer travel season: Your chances of getting bumped off your flight is on the rise. Airlines are now bracing for the busiest summer travel season on record. Southwest, American and United have canceled thousands of flights through August because the 737 Max is grounded. After boasting record low bumping rates, U.S. airlines in the first three months of … Continue reading US Airlines Bumping more Travelers during Summer Travel Season
Many are beginning to come forward to voice that their upcoming trips are being affected by The Trump administration’s ending to a two-decade-old program that had become the most popular way for Americans to legally visit Cuba. This new change bans all cruise ships and recreational vessels in the process. Which means if your route was headed to Cuba, you may want to check for … Continue reading Trump Bans Cruises to Cuba