The Michigan Supreme Court hears arguments from Theodore Wafer's attorneys in the shooting death of Renisha McBride.
Alton Sterling’s death at the hands of Baton Rouge police officers and the recent shooting of Philando Castile, who was shot by Minnesota police during a routine traffic stop, are just two of many that fall into the same category ― Black people being assaulted and killed by police while performing normal, day-to-day tasks.
The family of an unarmed Detroit Black woman – who was killed by a White homeowner on his porch in 2013 as she sought assistance after a car accident – has reached a settlement with the convicted killer for an undisclosed amount, according to The Huffington Post. Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder and […]
John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a song titled, “Woman is the N*gger of the World” in 1972. The duo expressed they were using the n-word to mean an oppressed person. Given the historical context of the word typically being used as a racial slur against blacks, what is your reality when you are not […]
Last weekend, a college baseball player called Little League star Mo’ne Davis out of her name (a “slut”) on Twitter. And it was via Twitter that Joey Casselberry was summarily dismissed from his Bloomsburg University baseball team. And days later, in what is being hailed as a mature and “classy” move, Davis said in a televised interview […]
Theodore Wafer, the White suburban Detroit man who shot and killed Renisha McBride last fall, was sentenced on Wednesday to serve at least 17 years in prison. Wafer apologized to the family of McBride in attendance just before his sentence was delivered and the family agreed that the decision was fair. RELATED: Juror: ‘No One’ […]
One of the jurors who rendered a guilty verdict in Theodore Wafer’s murder trial has come forward to say that “no one” believed he killed Renisha McBride in self-defense. “I’m surprised the jurors didn’t think he was honest,” said Wafer’s attorney, Cheryl Carpenter. Well, according to the juror, who spoke with the Detroit Free Press, […]
Renisha McBride’s killer, Theodore Wafer, explained to a grand jury that when he saw the 19-year-old approach his porch, he was hit with the feeling,“I was not going to cower. I didn’t want to be a victim in my own house.” To many, her death at his hands was not an act of courage, but a […]
Watch the full verdict in the second-degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer. On November 2, 2014, Wafer shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride through his front screen door.
Podcast: Download Rev. Jesse Jackson discusses the lack of employment diversity in the tech industry and pressing Twitter to release their diversity numbers. Roland Martin explains how important access to capital and access to high paying jobs/contracts are vital to the economic advancement of African Americans. Martin went on to explain that the fight for […]
Regardless of how one feels about the stance For Harriet founder Kimberly Foster (pictured below) takes in her essay, “Why I Will Not March For Eric Garner (pictured far right),” it’s more than evident it comes from a place of frustration. And to be fair to her and those who share her point of view, when […]
The trial of the man charged with fatally shooting Renisha McBride began this week. Theodore Wafer‘s lawyer has tried entering evidence into the proceedings to defame McBride’s character. Roland Martin talks with Rashad Robinson and Dream Hampton about the McBride shooting trial on “NewsOne Now.” Listen to their analysis of the trail below. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland […]
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