Top Ten Videos to watch

Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Worried black businesswoman at desk
Tyler Perry And Soledad O'Brien Host Gala Honoring Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35 Years Of Ministry
Teacher with group of preschoolers sitting at table
FBI Officials Discuss Apprehension Of Explosions Suspect After Three-Day Manhunt
NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons
Protests Erupt In Chicago After Video Of Police Shooting Of Teen Is Released
Nine Dead After Church Shooting In Charleston
Portrait of senior African woman holding money
President Bush Speals At Federalist Society's Gala
Police Line Tape
Senior Woman's Hands
Police officers running
New Orleans Residents Return to Housing Projects
David Banner
2010 Jazz Interlude Gala
Couple Together on Sidewalk
Serious decision
HIV Testing
Closing Arguments Held In Zimmerman Trial
Student Loan Application Form
Donald Trump in Nevada.
Hearing Held For Charleston Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Walter Scott
Leave a comment

John Henson, a power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, says he was discriminated against after he was denied service at a high-end jewelry store, the Huffington Post reports.

Henson described the incident at Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers to his followers on Instagram Monday afternoon. During business hours, Henson claimed he was locked out of the store located in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Employees allegedly told him to go away after he rang the door bell twice for service.

Enter two police cars, who Henson believes were called by the employees.

After allegedly watching Henson for five minutes, the officers questioned him about his car. The athlete drives a car provided to him as part of his endorsement for a local Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership. After running his plates, they found that the 24-year-old was not a threat and business continued at the store.

Henson called the incident degrading.

In a statement to ESPN, the store owner apologized to Henson and blamed a mixup with the player’s car. Whitefish Bay police allegedly asked the employees to be on the lookout for a red Tahoe that resembled Henson’s after the store was robbed on Friday. A car similar to Henson’s was parked at the store before the robbery.

Store owner Thomas Dixon says he would like to personally apologize to Henson.

ESPN reports:

“We all agree that racial profiling is never acceptable and deeply regret how the circumstances unfolded Friday and today,” Dixon said in his statement Monday night. Dixon has reached out to the Bucks and hopes to sit down with Henson to “apologize for what he experienced.”

Henson previously extended his contract with the Bucks with a four-year $45 million deal. The rookie was the 14th overall pick from North Carolina in 2012 and has played three seasons in the league.

SOURCE: The Huffington Post, ESPN | VIDEO CREDIT: Inform 


Black Churches Under Siege? St. Louis Authorities Investigating Fifth Church Fire In 10 Days

More Brutality: Florida Musician Fatally Shot By Plainclothes Officer, MD Police Punch Handcuffed Black Man

Don’t Miss Our Hottest Stories! Get The NewsOne Flip App for iPhone: Flip, Skip — Or Send Us a Tip!

Also On News One: