Post Tagged with: "race in America"

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Calls Roland Martin, Ana Navarro "Quota Hires" (Photo Credit: Twitter via @RogerStoneJr

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Calls Roland Martin, Ana Navarro “Quota Hires”

Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone tweeted that News One host Roland Martin and Ana Navarro are “quota hires.” Um, Roland Martin clapped back in a major way. Stone tweeted, “Ana Navarro the dumbest person on TV since CNN fired moron @rolandmartin – both quota hires #CNN.” Ana Navarro the dumbest […]

"White Lives Matter" Graffiti Spray Painted on Tombstone of Alex Haley's Grandmother (Photo Credit: USCG.MIL)

“White Lives Matter” Graffiti Spray Painted on Tombstone of Alex Haley’s Grandmother

The tombstone of a relative of “Roots” author Alex Haley in a Savannah cemetery was defaced with “White Lives Matter,” the Jackson Sun reports. Savannah Police Chief Gary Will said the tombstone of Alex Haley’s grandmother, Queen Haley, was spray painted.   A professional cleaning company has been hired to […]

by Joy Blake· · Race in America
Darren Wilson: Michael Brown Murder "Makes Me Unemployable"

Darren Wilson: Michael Brown Murder “Makes Me Unemployable”

Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, said he had interviewed for police positions but was told he would be a liability. He told the New Yorker, “It’s too hot an issue, so it makes me unemployable,” he said. Um, he’s more employable than Michael Brown will ever be! Humanizing […]

by Janet Shan· · Michael Brown, Today's Headlines
Donald Trump on Black Lives Matter: "Give Power Back to the Police" (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Donald Trump on Black Lives Matter: “Give Power Back to the Police”

After slamming President Obama as doing very little for black Americans, Donald Trump said we “should give power back to the police,” when asked about the Black Lives Matter movement during an appearance on “Meet the Press” on Sunday. This is the GOP 2016 frontrunner who said he’s going to win […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Elections
Donald Trump: President Obama Has "Done Very Poorly" for Blacks in America (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Donald Trump: President Obama Has “Done Very Poorly” for Blacks in America

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said blacks in America are “worse now than just about ever.” He added that President Obama has “done very poorly for the African-Americans of this country.” Donald Trump vowed that he will win both the black and Hispanic votes. That’s despite calling undocumented Mexican immigrants […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Elections
Ronnie Barnes charged with hate crime after attacking black child (Photo Credit: West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)

Louisiana Man, Ronnie Barnes, Charged with Hate Crime for Attacking Black Child

Ronnie Barnes was charged after he attacked a 12-year-old black boy last weekend because of his dreadlocks. He could spend up to six months in jail for a hate crime. WAFB reports the boy’s mother sent him into the Good To Go convenience store in Clinton on Saturday to pay for gas when Barnes attacked […]

by Joy Blake· · Race in America
Confederate Flags Found Around Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Confederate Flags Found Around Ebenezer Baptist Church, MLK Center

Two white men seen placing Confederate flags around Ebenezer Baptist Church. Four Confederate flags were found around the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday. The FBI and Atlanta police have been notified. Atlanta police said two white men were caught on surveillance video […]

by Janet Shan· · Black News, Today's Headlines
Native American Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Jail After Pleas for Help Ignored (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Native American Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Jail After Pleas for Help Ignored

Native American Sarah Lee Circle Bear, of South Dakota, died on July 6 in a jail cell in Aberdeen after she was arrested on a bond violation.  Her death came four days before Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail cell and Native American activist Rexdale Henry was […]

by Janet Shan· · Police Custody Deaths
Myth Debunked:  Waller County Sheriff Releases Sandra Bland Booking Video (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab)

Sandra Bland Booking Video Released by Waller County TX Officials

The Waller County Sheriff’s office has released a new video which shows Sandra Bland being booked into the jail. She was found dead in a jail cell on July 10, three days after she was arrested during a confrontation with Trooper Brian Encinia following a traffic violation. Waller county officials said they […]

by Joy Blake· · Sandra Bland
Stonewall MS CopKevin Herrington to Jonathan Sanders:  "I'm Going to Get That N*gger"

Stonewall MS Cop Kevin Herrington: “I’m Going to Get That N*gger”

#JonathanSanders:  Stonewall, Mississippi, police officer Kevin Herrington reportedly said “I’m going to get that n*gger,” seconds before confronting unarmed black man, Jonathan Sanders, on the night of July 8, leading to his chokehold death, the Guardian reports. Sanders repeatedly told Herrington that “I can’t breathe” one of the witnesses said. Several […]

by Janet Shan· · Jonathan Sanders