Beyonce gives $100,000 to 4 historically black colleges

INDIO, California  — Following her historic performance at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by becoming the first Black woman to headline in the festival’s 19-year run — Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announced the four schools to receive the newly established Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Universities, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman,…

Salvation Army Opens Its First Nonprofit Grocery Store in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, Maryland —  The Salvation Army opened its first full-service grocery store in Baltimore on Wednesday in what it hopes will be the first of many stores. “If this works, Baltimore wants us to open two or three more stores,” Maj. Gene A. Hogg, the Salvation Army’s Central Maryland area commander, told HuffPost on Monday….

Detroit hip hop stars lead ‘Turn up the Vote’ rally

DETROIT, Michigan — Detroit City Council member Mary Sheffield used an element of surprise as an incentive with the help of some Detroit hip hop artists for a Turn up the Vote rally at Detroit Edison Public School. Sheffield set up the innaugural rally to help teach students about their civic duty by using rap, something…

Drug Possession Is No Longer A Felony Offense In Oregon

OREGON – Governor Kate Brown (D) signed a new law in Oregon that persons in possession of illegal drugs will no longer be subject to felony charges. HB 2355 went into law this week, effectively downgrading first-time simple drug possession offenses from felonies to misdemeanors, which will now carry a maximum penalty of one year…

Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Nevada!

NEVADA — The state of Nevada officially became the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize selling marijuana for recreational purposes. Nevada joins Colorado, Washington, Oregon and the District of Columbia. Purchasers can buy up to an ounce of marijuana with a valid ID showing that they are 21 and older – people can only…