What's On Today - Thursday

Black Children Are Dying From Senseless Of Violence In Birmingham

A slew of unfortunate news has been breaking out of Birmingham and it begs the question, what is going on? In less than six months, three small children under the age of six have died from senseless acts of violence and according to AL.com, the parents of those children are pleading for it to end.

Most recently, five-year-old Ta’Narius “TJ” Moore died after being struck in the head by gunfire during a heated confrontation with two female family members. The boy, who would have turned six next month and also lost his father to gun violence in 2017, was identified by Birmingham police. Police said that the two women were arguing on Saturday at around 2:30 p.m. outside of an apartment complex at 33rd Terrace North and F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive when they fired weapons at each other, the Daily Mail reports. [Read more]

Elijah Cummings Is Remembered As Democrats Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

When the House Democrats this morning unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, there was one unseen presence looming large over the proceedings: Elijah Cummings. The late Congressman from Maryland who died in October played an integral role in laying the foundation to get Democrats to the finish line they crossed Tuesday morning.

The articles of impeachment accused Trump of obstructing the investigation into his admitted quid pro quo in Ukraine and also claimed Trump abused his power by doing so. House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced them on the House floor and shouted out many of her colleagues for their work in getting the articles of impeachment in order and ready to be presented. She also said she would be remiss if she didn’t recognize Cummings’ contributions. [Read more]

Motherland Bardi: Cardi B Was In Nigeria

Cardi B is doing the work African tourism boards could only dream of. The Bronx rapper was in Nigeria, where she hit the strip club of course. https://twitter.com/CardiBTeam/status/1203283556623142912 Bardi took to IG stories to give us an update on her whereabouts, including some dates in Nigeria and Ghana. While in the former, she turned up […]

Source: The Urban Daily

Rapper Juice WRLD Dead At 21

Chicago rapper Juice WRLD has died at age 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport, TMZ reports. The rapper’s flight from California landed early Sunday morning, and after disembarking the plane, sources said that he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport. Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, was conscious when paramedics arrived to the scene, but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The cause of death is not currently known. [Read more]

Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton Launches Scholarship Fund For Black Students At Oxford University

Tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton is investing in the education of Black undergraduate students at Oxford University. According to USA Today Hamilton—the founder of Backstage Capital—has launched a scholarship fund for students attending the England-based institution.

The fund—dubbed the Oxford-Arlan Hamilton and Earline Butler Sims Scholarship—is the first of its kind at the university and is worth $300,000. It will cover tuition and room and board fees for up to three years to help alleviate financial burdens for underprivileged Black students. Students will also receive an internship grant worth nearly $4,000. She was inspired to launch the scholarship program after visiting Oxford University and noticing the lack of Black students. Hamilton says she hopes the fund will diversify the student body by increasing the racial representation at the prestigious school. Black students account for a mere 2.6 percent of the undergraduate student population. [Read more]