Chris Rock Says Independence Day Is For White People Chris Rock seems to have tweeted up a bit of controversy over the July 4th, 2012 holiday. The comedian, whose latest project is executive producing Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell for FX, ruffled more than a few feathers […]
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Do as I say, not as I do: Donald Trump, now officially running for president. Photograph: Nancy Kaszerman/Zuma Press/Corbis “Irony…thy name is Donald Trump.” THE GUARDIAN Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has refused to release his long-form birth certificate and passport records, despite…
From WMUR9 ABC: Bethlehem senior class gives trip money to principal battling cancer Class votes to give $8,000 to principal By Heather Hamel BETHLEHEM, N.H. —The graduating class at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem made a heartfelt decision to give the money raised for their senior class […]
From News768.com: NYPD shoots a black man in the head US police have shot and a black man in the head in Manhattan in New York City, claiming that he threatened officers with a hammer. The man, identified as 30-year-old David Baril, was shot in the head by […]
From The Washington Post: At least 6 dead when Amtrak train from D.C. to N.Y. derails in Philadelphia By Martin Weil, Julie Zauzmer and Lindsey Bever At least seven people were killed and 200 or more were injured Tuesday night when an Amtrak train that originated in Washington derailed […]
Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 States This week, the President will visit South Dakota, marking the 50th state he has visited during his administration (as such, it’s also my 50th state with him). To mark the occasion, I chose one photograph from each state that […]
From USA Today & The Journal News Video shows 4 black officers held at gunpoint by police Lee Higgins, (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal News If these guys aren’t safe, imagine what a young black man feels about interacting with the police.’ 4 black officers held at gunpoint by police […]
From PINAC: Baltimore resident Kevin Moore filmed Freddie Gray’s last moments, Police retaliated by arresting him Posted by: Grant Stern in PINAC Live!, PINAC New Kevin filmed Freddie Gray’s fateful arrest, capturing the last moments before a “rough ride” snapped his spine at the hands of Baltimore PD. Tonight, […]
From CNN Politics: Obama presidential library to be located in Chicago By Jim Acosta and Jeff Zeleny, CNN Washington (CNN) The Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be located in Chicago, two people familiar with the decision confirmed to CNN, with an official announcement coming in May. President […]
I went out to have a meal tonight, a fabulous dinner at a fabulous restaurant and I couldn’t taste my food. That has not happened to me in decades, since the days of returning from night work for the biggest organized gang of thugs on this civilized planet. […]
In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 and 54 are missing from everyday life. In Chicago, 45,000 are, and more than 30,000 are missing in Philadelphia. Across the South — from North Charleston, S.C., through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and up into […]
The purpose of #TheThrowaways is to raise consciousness and empower us in this fight “THE THROWAWAYS courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and profiling of poor people of color. ” – Michelle Alexander author, The New Jim Crow ABOUT I […]
From TimesUnion: Albany man dies after police use Taser gun in struggle Family questions cop death of mentally ill loved one with heart problems By Robert Gavin Albany City police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with […]
THE PROBLEM WITH OVER-POLICING PEACEFUL PROTEST By Keegan Stephan Last night, NYC Shut It Down held it’s weekly #PeoplesMonday demonstration in Grand Central. The event promised to be similar to the previous Monday night vigils that have been held for months – always entirely peaceful – but the police had […]
From MSNBC & The Raw Story: DOJ report reveals problem-plagued Philadelphia police department By Trymaine Lee A Department of Justice review of the Philadelphia Police Department reveals a force that routinely shoots civilians, is inadequately trained, and lacks a transparent review process of police-involved shootings. Most of the […]
From The Root: Police officers in the Big Apple have been catching a lot of heat for the law-enforcement tactic, but an ACLU report finds that Chicago cops have been even more confrontational. BY: DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE New York City’s stop-and-frisk program has captured national headlines because of […]
From HuffPost Black Voices: Izola Ware Curry, The Woman Who Stabbed Martin Luther King In 1958, Has Died The Huffington Post | By Lilly Workneh Izola Ware Curry, the woman who attempted to kill Martin Luther King Jr. by stabbing him with a steel letter opener in 1958, […]
*I have never been a fan of Jonathan Capehart. Fact is we both have one another blocked on Twitter because he has repeatedly proven to be a House Negro*. The asterisk means I want to call this Jigaboo a house nigger but realize there are a number of folks […]
From Think Progress: New Restaurant Gets Rid Of Tipping, Pays Every Employee $15 An Hour BY BRYCE COVERT William Street Common has been open for less than two weeks in Philadelphia, but owner Avram Hornik says it’s already hitting its numbers even with a totally different business model […]
Black History Month Series 2015: Ms. Ernesta G. Procope. From Storefront to Wall Street, Ernesta G. Procope Has Blazed Trails in Insurance and Real Estate Celebrating this year’s Black Enterprise A. G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award Winner From Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton & BLACK ENTERPRISE History-makers seldom have an example to follow; […]
From The NY Daily News: Family of Ramarley Graham settle suit with city for $3.9M By JOHN MARZULLI Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot and killed by a NYPD cop in his Bronx home three years ago. The family of slain Bronx teen Ramarley Graham agreed to accept $3.9 million […]
Ex-Girlfriend Says Golf Club Cop Cynthia Whitlatch Is “a Racist” Who Once “Stole Marijuana” From SPD Evidence.
From SLOG The Stranger.com: Ex-Girlfriend Says Golf Club Cop Cynthia Whitlatch Is “a Racist” Who Once “Stole Marijuana” from SPD Evidence posted by ANSEL HERZ When ex-Tukwila police officer Corinne Purucker watched this video on Slog the other day, she recognized Cynthia Whitlatch, the Seattle police officer now […]
Officer Cynthia Whitlatch – Turd In Blue Officer – Is Being Reassigned Until Investigation is Complete.
Officer Cynthia Whitlatch – Turd In Blue Officer – Is Being Reassigned Until Investigation is Complete. Seattle police officer reassigned after questionable arrest, comments SEATTLE — A police officer is under investigation after video surfaced of her arresting a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club […]
Officer Cynthia Whitlatch – Turd In Blue. Arrested Mr. William Wingate 70. Charge; Walking While Black With A Golf Club.
Her Facebook page: Officer Cynthia Whitlatch – Turd in Blue Was This Racist Post Written by the Cop Who Arrested an Elderly Man for “Walking in Seattle While Black”? posted by ANSEL HERZ on WED, JAN 28, 2015 at 2:48 PM Today, after reading this story about Seattle police […]
From Associated Press & Breaking 911: N.Y. Mom Killed 5-Year-Old With Salt, Live Tweeted His Decline WHITE PLAINS, New York — Lacey Spears, 27, is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, Garnett. Not only is Spears accused of purposely poisoning the boy, but […]
Protesters To Trade Loose Cigarettes For Donations In Times Square Protest. #EricGarner #ICantBreathe
From The Free Thought Project.com Protestors to Trade Loose Cigarettes for Donations in Times Square Protest By Cassandra Rules New York, NY– Outrage over Officer Daniel Pantaleo walking free after killing Eric Garner continues in New York City and protests will be continuing this Saturday. This time its The […]
From The New York Times: No Justice, No Police By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JAN. 6, 2015 Officers at the funeral for Wenjian Liu. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times The Opinion Pages|No Justice, No Police Mayor Bill de Blasio has been in office barely a year, and already forces of […]
So It Continues: John Paul Quintero, Unarmed, Murdered By Wichita Police; He Was ‘belligerent,’…..BUT Had Hands Up So Say Witness.
Kansas family calls police for help with ‘belligerent’ son — and now he’s dead By Raw Story & TOM BOGGIONI The family of a Kansas man shot by police Saturday night are saying he was unarmed and they want to know why officers had to kill him, reports KWCH. […]
An Open Letter To The New York City Police Department’s Guardians Association And The Hispanic Association.
From EBONY News & Views: An Open Letter to the New York City Police Department’s Guardians Association and the Hispanic Association Writers, activists, educators and other concerned community members call on Black and Latino cops to take a stand Dear Sisters and Brothers, First and foremost, please accept […]
# of days that Darren Wilson has remained free : 148 # of days that Kajieme Powell has been dead : 139 # of days that Vonderrit Myers Jr. has been dead : 86 Let’s Stay Connected So You Know Ferguson Ferguson, We Still Have a Long Way to Go In this on-air […]
Witness Says NJ Man Killed by Police During Traffic Stop Had Hands Up From The Free Thought Project.com: “I’m hurt. I’m disgusted. My biggest fear has come true. I lost my best friend, my soulmate. The man that promised to love me indefinitely and beyond is gone … […]
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo dead at 82 Ever-eloquent Mario Cuomo, a son of Queens who rode his rhetorical gifts to three terms as New York governor and tantalized Democrats by flirting with a run for President, died Thursday, two sources close to the family said. He […]
Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Shows He Was Shot 3 Times (once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm).
From KTLA 5: Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Shows He Was Shot 3 Times BY JOHN A. MORENO AND MELISSA PAMER An autopsy report for 25-year-old Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department officers in South L.A. in August, was […]