Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, was supposed to begin a new job this week. Instead, she was found dead in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, Monday morning. Her family is calling the incident foul play and demanding answers in her death while police are saying Bland's death was "self-inflicted asphyxiation."
The organizers behind the Puissance Scholarship, are encouraging their peers to give back to their respective university and college’s endowments through memorable social gatherings and community service, while inspiring high school students in the New York area to seek higher education at a historically Black college and university.
The trials of three of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter have been postponed until April. But the trial of a fourth member began with jury selection Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten.