IN MEMORIAM: Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Retired Miami Times Publisher, Dies

Garth Reeves Sr.CHICAGO CRUSADER — Regarded as a titan in the Black Press, Reeves was widely respected in Miami for using his power and influence to advance the agenda of the city’s Black community. After experiencing the pain and humiliation of segregation in parks, schools and the U.S. military, Reeves grew into an uncompromising crusader who smashed racial barriers in some of the most prominent organizations in Miami and the nation.

‘There are three people in your marriage… you, your partner and God’

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — I was a freshman and Shamar was a junior…as the night went on I was at the bar fixing my food and he came over and introduced himself. We conversed all night, we had amazing conversation and that night God literally told me that he was my husband and that kind of freaked me out because at the time I wasn’t hearing from God audibly. We ended up exchanging numbers but he never called.

Bowie Police Officer Indicted

City of Bowie police officer Lt. Ernest Stanley faces one count of misconduct in office after allegedly shooting a fleeing a car although there was no imminent danger. (Courtesy Photo)THE AFRO — Lt. Ernest Stanley now faces one count of misconduct in office as a result of the incident in the Maryland suburbs during August 2018.  He is alleged to have fired three rounds into a car while attempting to stop a vehicle according to prosecutors in the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office.

PRESS ROOM: Black Women’s Roundtable Launches ‘BWR Justice Project’

The BWR Justice Project is supported by The Moriah Fund, Sephora, Family Values @Work Labor Project for Working Families, Oxfam America and Groundswell Fund. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The BWR Justice Project was developed to address key race, pocketbook and safety issues identified in the 5th Annual BWR/ESSENCE Magazine ‘Power of the Sister Vote’ Poll (BWR/Essence ’19 Poll) released in September 2019 and other past research conducted by NCBCP and BWR. The BWR/ESSENCE ’19 Poll indicated the top issues Black women are most concerned about are racism/hate crimes, affordable health care, equal rights/equal pay, criminal justice/policing reform; affordable healthcare; gun violence and gun safety, affordable housing/gentrification, college affordability/student loan debt, high cost of prescription drugs and more,” said NCBCP President & CEO and National BWR convener, Melanie Campbell.

Entrepreneur & ‘Shark Tank’ Alum Disrupting The Snack Industry

Founder Keisha Smith-Jeremie, disrupts the applesauce industry with sanaía, the re-imagination of childhood treats for adults.THE SAVANNAH TRIBUNE — Currently a $900M market with 99% of the spend focused on children, Smith-Jeremie believes that applesauce is ready for the kind of disruption that grew yogurt from an 8BN category to 125BN. sanaía is the only applesauce with real apple wedges and has all the makings of the next 1BN entrant to the adult snacking category.