Post Tagged with: "race in America"

Native American Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Jail Cell (Photo Credit: Native News Online)

Native American Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Jail Cell

A Native American activist, Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was found dead in a jail cell in Philadelphia, MS, on July 14. He was arrested for failure to pay a minor traffic citation, WTOK reports. Henry, a member of the Choctaw tribe, was reported deceased by correction officers at about 10 […]

by Janet Shan· · Police Custody Deaths
Right Wing Smear: Ann Coulter Calls #SandraBland a "Druggie Scofflaw" (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Right Wing Smear: Ann Coulter Calls Sandra Bland a “Druggie Scofflaw”

The right wing will stop at nothing to smear victims of excessive police force. Conservative windbag Ann Coulter is smearing Sandra Bland, calling her a druggie/scofflaw. Really? I guess she has never received a ticket for a traffic violation. More right-wing self-righteousness on display. Remember former GOP SC official Todd Kincannon, […]

by Joy Blake· · Sandra Bland
Defense Atty Thomas Mesereau: "Doesn't Believe Sandra Bland's Death was a Suicide (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Defense Atty Thomas Mesereau: Doesn’t Believe Sandra Bland’s Death was a Suicide

Famed defense attorney Thomas Mesereau told Alex Witt on MSNBC that he doesn’t believe for a minute that Sandra Bland’s death was a suicide. Mesereau says Trooper Brian Encinia and the jailers set the series of events in motion that led to her death. He said the whole department should […]

by Joy Blake· · Sandra Bland
Margaret Cho: We Are Witnessing Black Genocide by Police (Photo Credit: Twitter via @MargaretCho)

Margaret Cho: We Are Witnessing Genocide of Blacks by Police

Margaret Cho tweeted “we are witnessing the genocide of African-Americans by police.” She also wrote if “you do nothing to stop it, you have blood on your hands.” She is yet another person to suggest that Sandra Bland’s death was due to foul play. We are witnessing the genocide of […]

by Joy Blake· · Race in America
Georgia Republican John Douglas Apologizes for Racist "Knee Grow" Facebook Rant (Photo Credit: WXIA Video Screengrab)

Georgia Republican John Douglas Apologizes for Racist “Knee Grow” Facebook Rant

Georgia Republican John Douglas issued an apology after being confronted by a WXIA reporter over racist comments he posted on Facebook in response to a black woman posing with the American flag as if it were toilet paper. WXIA reports, the Newton County Commissioner wrote on Facebook, “She is just a […]

WWE Cuts Ties with Hulk Hogan Over Racist Rant About Daughter's Boyfriend

WWE Drops Hulk Hogan Over Racist Rant About Daughter’s Black Boyfriend

Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, caught on tape in racist rant about daughter Brooke allegedly sleeping with a black man, the National Enquirer reports. “I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice […]

Buffalo Conservative Politician Joseph Mascia Called Black Leaders "N*ggers" Repeatedly (Photo Credit: YouTube Video Screengrab)

Buffalo Conservative Politician Joseph Mascia Called Black Leaders “N*ggers” Repeatedly

Buffalo Common Council candidate Joseph A. Mascia was heard on tape referring to Mayor Byron W. Brown, Council President Darius G. Pridgen and other black leaders as “n*ggers,” The Buffalo News reports. “The f*cking n*ggers, man. Once they’re in power, forget about it, forget it” Mascia says in the audio, a recording […]

by Joy Blake· · Race in America
"Selma" Director Ava DuVernay Dashcam Video of Sandra Bland Arrest Altered

“Selma” Director Ava DuVernay Says Sandra Bland Arrest Dashcam Video Altered

#BlackLivesMatter: “Selma” director Ava DuVernay suggested on Tuesday that the dashboard camera footage from Sandra Bland’s violent arrest by trooper Brian Encinia was doctored. DuVernay tweeted, “I edit footage for a living. But anyone can see that this official video has been cut,” while linking to an article by journalist Ben […]

by Joy Blake· · Sandra Bland, Today's Headlines
Black Female Officer Watched Sandra Bland's Violent Arrest and Did Nothing

Black Female Cop Watched Sandra Bland’s Violent Arrest and Did Nothing

(OPINION) — A black female cop, Penny Goode, watched as Sandra Bland was violently arrested and brutalized by Texas trooper Brian Encinia following a traffic stop. The female officer was heard telling Bland to stop resisting. But, did Bland’s actions rise to the level of an arrest? Smoking a cigarette in […]

Hillary Clinton: Everyone Should Stand Firmly Behind “Black Lives Matter”

Hillary Clinton: Everyone Should Stand Firmly Behind “Black Lives Matter”

Hillary Clinton hosted a Facebook Q&A on Monday and she said black lives matter to a question posed by Wesley Lowery. Lowery asked, “As the leader of this nation, will you advance a racial justice agenda that will dismantle — not reform, not make progress — but will begin to dismantle […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Elections