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Documentary About Murder of Botham Jean Set to Air on ID on Thursday, September 10
September 10, 2020
Emotional episode comes amid continued unrest over police killings of African Americans and two years after Jean’s slaying ... read more »
JPMorgan Chase Celebrates Graduates, Expands Commitment to Supporting Young Men of Color
July 2, 2020
Amidst the slew of nationwide virtual graduation ceremonies this past June, JP Morgan Chase held a similar event for its 10-year old mentoring success program The Fellowship Initiative. TFI’s Class of 2020 will see thirty-eight predominantly Black and Latinx young men from low-income communities throughout Los Angeles attending colleges across the state, as well as Princeton in New Jersey. ... read more »
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Commits $1 Million To Thurgood Marshall College Fund
February 27, 2020
The agreement establishes a partnership that gives Southern Glazer’s access to TMCF’s diverse talent pipeline, connects Southern Glazer’s employees with HBCU students for mentoring and professional development, and provides student leaders with opportunities to pursue future careers with the Company. ... read more »
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Police: 3 Suspected of Killing Witness at Dallas Cop’s Trial
October 10, 2019
The suspects — Jacquerious Mitchell, 20; Michael Mitchell, 32; and Thaddeous Green, 22 — are from Alexandria, Louisiana, and investigators believe they were in Dallas to buy drugs from Joshua Brown, Assistant Chief Avery Moore said at a news conference. ... read more »
Religionizing Racism: The Spectacle And Special Function of Black Forgiveness
October 10, 2019
Clearly, there are important lessons we may sadly learn from the spectacle of Black forgiveness in a recent Dallas court after a White policewoman, Amber Guyger, was convicted of the murder of a Black accountant, Botham Jean, in his home while watching TV and eating ice cream. After Guyger was found guilty and during the period for the victims’ impact statements, Botham’s brother, Brandt, declared his forgiveness, love and desire for leniency for his brother’s murderer. ... read more »
‘A Near-Perfect Person of Color’ Killed by a Dallas Officer
October 4, 2019
Botham Jean organized church mission trips. He installed Skype for elderly parents who missed their kids. One time he met a stranger who shared his mom’s birthday, so the bighearted 6-foot-1 choir singer got the woman a cake. ... read more »
Ex-Dallas Officer Who Killed Neighbor Found Guilty of Murder
October 3, 2019
A White former Dallas police officer who shot her Black unarmed neighbor to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder Tuesday in a verdict that prompted tears of relief from his family and chants of “Black lives matter” from a crowd outside the courtroom. ... read more »
A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and White Supremacists
August 15, 2019
A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. ... read more »
Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention
June 20, 2019
However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
White Officer Indicted For Murder in Killing of Black Man
December 6, 2018
Dallas County court records show that a White former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge for the killing of her Black unarmed neighbor when she mistakenly went to his apartment instead of her own and shot him. ... read more »
Black Lawmaker Renews Call Against Texas Confederate Plaque
November 30, 2018
A Black Democratic lawmaker called on Texas to immediately remove a Confederate plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War after the state's attorney general said Wednesday that a legislative vote isn't needed. ... read more »
Lakers Sign 18-Year NBA Veteran Center Tyson Chandler
November 6, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Tyson Chandler, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. ... read more »
Family Of Botham Jean Files Suit Against Ex-Dallas Cop
November 1, 2018
The family of an unarmed Black man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by a White former Dallas police officer filed a federal lawsuit on Friday. ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
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