President Biden nominates Ghanian American Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong

WASHINGTON D.C. —  President Joe Biden announced Ghanian born  American Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong as one of the eight new candidates for the federal bench on Wednesday. His choices continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country — both in…

Rapper Lil Baby released from Police Custody in Paris, Ordered to pay Fine

PARIS, France —  Three-time Grammy-nominated American rap artist Lil Baby, and another man have been released from police custody in Paris after they were arrested on charges of transporting drugs. Both men were “issued a criminal order to pay a fine for drug use,” the prosecutor’s office said. According to French police, they checked a vehicle that…

Pennsylvania’s Highest Court Overturns Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Conviction

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania  — The State of Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Bill Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed…

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22 years and 6 months in murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota  — Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, has been sentenced to 270 months in prison, or 22 years and six months behind bars. Judge Peter Cahill handed down the sentence during a hearing on Friday. The judge said Chauvin was granted credit for…

Morocco joins growing list of African countries to legalize cannabis

RABAT, Morocco  — Morocco one of the world’s largest producers of cannabis adopted Wednesday ( May 27)  the law authorizing the therapeutic use of cannabis, a major reform for this North African country considered as one of the first producers of hashish in the world. The legal use implies means it can only be used…

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict at the heavily secured Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, in the criminal case State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin – a former Minneapolis police officer who stood trial for the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Chauvin was charged with…

Minneapolis to pay family of George Floyd $27 million

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota  —  The city of Minneapolis on Friday made a $27m settlement for the police killing of George Floyd  –  the largest won by the family of an unarmed Black person killed by police since 2015. The city council voted 13-0 to approve the settlement, which directs $500,000 to be used to benefit the George Floyd…

TV mogul Byron Allen, cable giant Charter settle racial discrimination lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, California  —  TV mogul Byron Allen has settled his alleged race discrimination lawsuit against the nation’s second-largest cable TV provider, Charter Communications, The Grio reported. Allen Allen, who is Black,filled the $20 billion lawsuit in 2015, and the case ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Bryron Allen, a native of Detroit, Michiga, sued Charter, which operates Spectrum…