A26-year-old Chicago woman is facing felony charges for firing warning shots into the air after witnessing the death of her fiancé. Ashley Harrison and the father of her two children, Garvin Whitmore, were traveling from their home in Aurora, Illinois to Chicago to pick up Harrison’s aunt. When they stopped at a traffic light, an unidentified man with a […]
A man who called 911 to report a customer waving a gun in a store, resulting in a fatal police-involved shooting in 2014 in a Dayton, Ohio suburb, could now be charged with making a false alarm, reports The Associated Press.
With so many stories of African-Americans being abused by local law enforcement, shot by police, beaten by police and killed by police, it would seem as though unpleasant experiences with cops is inevitable for the majority of Black America. We are constantly reminded of these incidents involving local area police by the steady stream videos and […]
Thursday morning on TV One, Roland Martin offered his own version of O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo detailing why "Bill's Lies Matter."
She’s only been with us for a short time, but if the last few months are any indication, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is definitely on the right track. And though controversy surrounds the newly crowned attorney general, we know that she’s built tough enough to withstand any political weather that comes her way. If you recall, […]
Loretta Lynch will investigate the death of John Crawford III, 22, who was shot last summer as he held an air rifle inside a Walmart in Ohio, according to WLWT TV. Lynch, who was confirmed as the U.S. Attorney earlier this month, met with Crawford’s family Tuesday during a visit to Cincinnati to discuss police reform, […]
Tasha Thomas cried and swore on the lives of relatives that John Crawford III was not carrying a firearm before entering a Walmart. Before Beavercreek police Detective Rodney Curd (pictured right) allegedly knew John had obtained a BB gun at a Walmart, he assumed his girlfriend, Tasha (pictured left), helped him smuggle a firearm […]
On Wednesday, a group of nine African American women, called the Delegation of Grieving Mothers, went before the House Judiciary committee to discuss how it felt to lose their sons to violence at the hands of police. Tressa Sherrod, mother of John Crawford; Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell and a number […]
The Department of Justice has announced a new set of rules to help curb racial profiling by federal law enforcement officials. These guidelines instruct federal law enforcement agencies to no longer consider: gender national origin religion sexual orientation gender identification While this is good at the federal level, these new practices do not apply to the […]
Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” delivered an inspirational commentary about the current fight for social justice in the aftermath of the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Ezell Ford and countless others who have lost their lives as a result of police brutality and misconduct. On Friday, Martin explained that we are […]
In the midst of the fight for justice for Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner and others, young activists are calling for older more established voices to step aside. Elders in the movement say they still have a voice and a role to play in the struggle for social justice. While this battle is going […]
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