Gerry Pickens

A historic win has led to a typical display of disrespect in the small town of Parma, Missouri. On Tuesday, former city clerk Tyus Byrd was sworn in as mayor, making her the first Black woman to ever hold the position in the midwestern town. Unfortunately, her swearing-in was subsequently met with 80 percent of […]

Gerry Pickens, a former officer with the Orting Police Department in Washington state, is the impetus of an eruption of sorts in the small town after he filed a lawsuit alleging racism from his colleagues, the Washington Post reports. Pickens claims that he was the butt of racist jokes during the first year of his […]