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U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 150,000, highest in the world

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The United States COVID-19 deaths topped 150,000 on Wednesday, the highest in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. Brazil and Great Britain reportedly rank 2nd and...

Without help, evictions loom for millions as deadline nears

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Twelve million Americans may be out on the streets if something isn’t done to help with a federal deadline looming say housing experts. On...

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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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