Donovon Lynch family’s federal lawsuit to move forward against City of Virginia Beach & Officer Solomon Simmons

A federal judge found that the Lynch family has enough evidence to complain that Virginia Beach failed to train its police officers to an appropriate standard. ( 13NewsNow.com ) Continue reading Donovon Lynch family’s federal lawsuit to move forward against City of Virginia Beach & Officer Solomon Simmons

Did you know? The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing “Negro History Week.” By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the civil rights movement and a growing awareness of Black identity, “Negro History Week” had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity … Continue reading Did you know? The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

Black Lives Matter sent millions to Canada charity to buy mansion

Black Lives Matter transferred millions to a Canadian charity run by the wife of its co-founder to purchase a sprawling mansion that had once served as the headquarters of the Communist Party, public records show. M4BJ, a Toronto-based non-profit set up by Janaya Khan and other Canadian activists, snagged the 10,000 square foot historic property for the equivalent of $6.3 million in cash in July … Continue reading Black Lives Matter sent millions to Canada charity to buy mansion

Former Chesapeake basketball coach convicted of robbery released from prison after pardon

( WTKR.com ) CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Brian Faulcon, a former junior varsity basketball coach, has spent nearly a decade trying to prove he is not the gunman who robbed a pizza delivery woman in 2012. Now, after family and friends organized a petition for Gov. Ralph Northam to issue a pardon before his term ends this month, he has issued one. On Tuesday, we got confirmation that Gov. Northam … Continue reading Former Chesapeake basketball coach convicted of robbery released from prison after pardon

Pullman Porters

Just a few years after the Civil War, the Chicago businessman George M. Pullman began hiring thousands of African American men—including many former slaves—to serve white passengers traveling across the country on his company’s luxury railroad sleeping cars. While they were underpaid and overworked and endured constant racism on the job, the Pullman porters would eventually help to fuel the Great Migration, shape a new Black middle … Continue reading Pullman Porters

Donovon Lynch Family to hold press conference today at 1pm in Town Center

The press conference will be held at the HIVE at 140 Independence Boulevard on December 1 at 1 p.m. Donovon’s Father response to Local News yesterday on the results of the state investigation in the police shooting/murder of his son, see below. “While disappointed with the conclusions drawn by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the state’s investigation, we were not surprised,” said Wayne Lynch, Donovon’s father. … Continue reading Donovon Lynch Family to hold press conference today at 1pm in Town Center

All 3 men guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

CNN.com Judge asks Ahmaud Arbery’s father to leave the courtroom after he cheers “guilty” verdict Judge Timothy Walmsley asked Marcus Arbery Sr., the father of Ahmaud Arbery, to leave the courtroom after he reacted to the guilty verdict of Travis McMichael – the man who shot his son. Arbery exclaimed “Woohoo!” after the first guilty verdict was read. “I ask that whoever just made an outburst be … Continue reading All 3 men guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Pharrell Slams ‘Toxic Energy’ of Hometown as Something in the Water’s Future Remains Uncertain

Rollingston.com Reps said info on the fest’s future was “coming soon,” as musician expressed frustration with the handling of the police killing of his cousin earlier this year Pharrell Williams slammed the leadership of his hometown of Virginia Beach and its “toxic energy” in an open letter regarding the future of his Something in the Water Festival. The letter, issued Tuesday, October 5th, was addressed to Virginia … Continue reading Pharrell Slams ‘Toxic Energy’ of Hometown as Something in the Water’s Future Remains Uncertain