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Jill Scott redirects negative comments, calls for justice for Black women

Jill Scott was trending on social media after a former Dallas Cowboy player, Kyle Quiero, questioned her attractiveness. Instead of responding directly to Queiro’s comments, Scott used...

Will Smith says Philadelphia police called him the N-word on ‘more than 10 occasions’

Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor, Will Smith, opened up to Angela Rye about his experiences with police growing up in Philadelphia. “I grew up under, you know, Mayor (Frank) Rizzo....

NEWS RELEASE July 6, 2020

NEWS RELEASE July 6, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Kristy Trautmann Executive Director, FISA Foundation 412-606-2259 (cell) kristy@fisafoundation.org FISA Foundation invests in Black women leading change, help for victims of domestic violence, and essential...

Richelieu Dennis replaced as CEO of Essence Communications amid investigation

A blog post titled, The Truth About Essence, went viral over the weekend as the anonymous women writers blogged about their painful experiences working at...

9 things to make Black Lives Matter in our public schools

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and now Rayshard Brooks — all Black people whose lives and purposes were snuffed out by White Supremacy. These four slain Americans were...

More Black people were lynched than previously believed, research says

As we prepare to celebrate Juneteeth, it is being reported by the Equal Justice Initiative that more Black people were lynched than previously believed. Juneteeth...

The Massacre at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Today is the fifth anniversary of the horrific massacre at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. I want to first...

Bank of America pledges $1B to ending racial, economic inequality

Bank of America has announced that it is committing $1 billion to fight racial and economic inequality, pointing to recent civil unrest over racism in the country...

Don Lemon, Candace Owens react to Dave Chappelle disses in new Netflix special

Dave Chappelle dropped a surprise special Thursday evening where the decorated comedian spoke out on police brutality and the renewed racial unrest across the country. In...

Pittsburgh Past and Future

I dropped my daughter and her friend off at a Black Lives Matter protest just now. I could have joined her, but didn’t. This particular protest,...

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