Today marks the 5th Anniversary for the death of Michael Brown Jr., in Ferguson, MO. The act that not only brought awareness to the deeply rooted, systemic racism that plagues the city of St. Louis—but also to Change, and Community. Even though many hearts were bleeding, Mike Brown was the force that caused them to open. From the outside looking in many assume that Ferguson … Continue reading This weekend Ferguson, MO Celebrates Michael Brown Jr.
Mitch McConnell didn’t think that there is a need for reparations, because he felt that America was past racism. Why? Because we elected Barack Obama. Mitch doesn’t think that people in America today should even have to deal with the issue of slavery and America’s original sin, because all those evil slave owners are dead. Thankfully, he was given a history lesson today by Ta-Nehisi … Continue reading A TIME FOR REPARATIONS
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?
The days of celebrating Fourth of July, adorning the American flag and popping red, white and blue fireworks to celebrate an Independence, or “freedom” our people still don’t truly hold til this day—are over. Many of us have been educated on Juneteenth and have chosen to trade in our fresh fits and forces, for kente cloth and sandals—expressing our liberation in more ways than one. … Continue reading We want to make sure you’re able to celebrate Juneteenth—no matter where you are.
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
So apparently this is becoming a thing, and people clearly need a guide inside airplanes. A passenger on a UK-Pakistan flight at Manchester Airport caused severe delays after opening the emergency exit door in an attempt to reach the bathroom while the plane was still on the ground. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight 702 was due to fly from Manchester, UK, to Islamabad, Pakistan, on … Continue reading Passenger opens emergency exit mistaking it for bathroom
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
We don’t know about you, but traveling by train is certainly a favorable mode of transportation. Being able to enjoy the landscape and beautiful scenery, along with amenities such as WiFi can make for a pleasurable ride. Not to mention many times tickets are within the budget. Now Amtrak is sweetening the deal, by allowing you to buy a roomette or bedroom on one of … Continue reading Amtrak has an Incredible Summer BOGO Deal!
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