While addressing reporters on Monday, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said that Wright's death occurred after an officer made an “accidental discharge” from her gun, instead of using her taser.
If you needed any reminder of the omnipresent danger Black folks continue to be in at the hands of police, just look at the latest developments from the Sandra Bland and Oscar Grant cases.
There's fierce advocacy for animal equality, but silence when it comes to the countless police shootings involving Black men and women in this country.
Supporters and critics alike are looking for Hillary Clinton to follow through on criminal justice reforms if she is elected president.
“We are the only people who can speak for the dead. Their voices are heard through us.” — Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett, #UKJusticeTeam Yesterday, families of victims of police violence from the UK and from the US joined together in Oakland to launch the #CaravanForJustice. The eight day caravan, led by the Ella Baker Center for Human […]
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 […]
In the aftermath of the non-indictment verdicts in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, police officials have felt the brunt of backlash in the form of protests throughout the country. Many people, and people of color especially, feel as if those who are supposed to protect and serve our communities can’t be trusted. However, […]
Yes, Jamie Foxx is known as an award-winning actor and a singer, but his origins as a comedian come through in his impersonations, from President Obama, to Prince to his recent one of Richard Sherman. But Saturday in the Carol City area of Miami Gardens, FL, where NewsOne was on the scene, the particular impersonation […]
Fruitvale, the true story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, took home the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award prizes for U.S. Dramatic at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The prizes are the festival’s two highest honors. RELATED: Straight Outta Compton: Ava Makes Black History At Sundance! Grant was ruthlessly killed in 2009 by Bay Area […]
OAKLAND-More than two years after Oscar Grant was killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer Joseph Mehserle, Grant’s cousin, Tony Jones, was shot in the back by Oakland police, Reuters reports. SEE ALSO: 8 Black Divas Who Died Too Soon Why Blaming Bobby Brown Isn’t Fair Reuters has more: The officer shot Tony […]
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