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Jasmyne Cannick
Thanks to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, White Democratic Donor is Likely to Escape Criminal Charges in Fatal Overdose of Black Gay
July 26, 2018
While the media made much of the fact that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reopened Moore’s death as a homicide investigation, had they followed up they would have learned that it was mostly to save face after Moore’s journal had been published and made national news.  The “investigation” consisted of the Sheriff’s Department relying on me and Gemmel Moore’s family attorney Nana Gyamfi to provide them with evidence, witnesses they could interview--witnesses that we fought and won immunity for in order for them to give statements to police that they didn’t trust in the first place—oh--and one flyer asking for more information about the death of Gemmel posted at Buck’s frequented haunts in West Hollywood.   ... read more »
Black Panther: Everything Doesn’t Have to Be Gay
February 22, 2018
Like with anything Black people do that receives too much high praise and critical acclaim, there’s always at least one descendant of a colonizer at the ready to make sure that we don’t get too big for our britches.  This time around its criticism of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film for their so-called “lack of LGBT representation.” ... read more »
When The Mainstream Media Covers the Deaths of Black People by the Police
February 15, 2018
The presence of news media at a recent town hall meeting in South LA to address the deputy-involved killing of unarmed 16-year-old Anthony Weber could've been a blessing. The grieving family and community had an opportunity to be heard on a national level. An opportunity to say or do what they needed in front of sheriff's department officials with less of a chance of being threatened, beaten, or shot. An opportunity to expose the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's actions for what they are – the coverup and justification of the state-sanctioned murder of a Black child. ... read more »
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