Justice Deferred for Philando Castile- Shock? Hell Naw.

By Steppin’ Razor

On Friday, June 16, 2017, our collective expectations were unfortunately met with the not guilty verdict for the Minnesota cop who shot and killed Philando Castile, a Black man, during a traffic stop last year. Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of second degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety.

Damn…

The shooting garnered worldwide attention after cell phone video footage of its aftermath filmed and uploaded onto social media by Castile’s then-girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds. In the video, she frantically describes what is happening while showing a confused and fading Castile bleeding in the passenger seat. Yanez can be heard yelling hysterically in the background.

Yes, justice has been, once again, deferred for Black people who have the misfortune of encountering police in this society. As if we needed reminding, the system(s) continue to fail

NAACP President Suggested Covering Confederate Monument

MCNS Staff

Confederate WholeTensions surrounding “The Angel of the Spirit of the Confederacy” in Forest Park have ignited in concert with nationwide pressure for Confederate monuments to be removed.

According to local reports, Adolphus Pruitt sent a letter to Mayor Lyda Krewson asking the city to build a scaffolding that would cover the statue up, after witnessing a heavy police presence at the monument.

According to St. Louis Public Radio, Pruitt said people would be less likely to protest if the monument is out of sight. He said that would free up police to protect neighborhoods, which he considers is a better use of resources.

“The only reason they’re here is it is there and it is visible. The city has committed to removing it. So it is going to

Racial Slur Painted on Home of LeBron James

By MCNS Staff

Lebron James

Lebron James

A racist slur was spray-painted on the front gate of LeBron James’ Los Angeles home. LA police received a call about this act last Wednesday morning and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

In a press conference, James spoke about the racist incident when he told reporters that it is “tough” to be Black in the US.

“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough,” he said.

“We got a long way to go for us as a society

Kenya Opens New Railway from Nairobi to Mombasa

By MCNS Staff

170531140341-kenya-nairobi-mombasa-raliway-exlarge-169Last week, a new Diesel train line was constructed from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya. The new railway is designed to improve commerce and mobility from the capital (Nairobi) to the port city of Mombasa.

Though many Kenyans are overjoyed, it is not without controversy. The $3 billion project was financed by a Chinese company. A Chinese company will also operate the train line for the first five years.

This is one of many African infrastructure projects financed by China in an attempt to build stronger economic