COMMENTARY: Collision Course (Part 2)

“Although I have no personal knowledge of when Dr. King died, I fully support the research of Dr. William Pepper, who has established that King’s life was terminated at the hospital. His research came through a credible witness, Johnton Shelby, whose mother personally witnessed the event. According to these sources, King did not die immediately, but shortly after being shot and transported to the hospital, when he was smothered to death with a pillow by the head surgeon, Dr. Breen Bland.” — Phillip F. Nelson, author of “Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King,” in an interview with Our Weekly.

Sharon Woodson-Bryant, Woman of Faith and Principle, Passes

Sharon Woodson-Bryant was a kind, thoughtful, spiritual woman of faith and principle. She mentored young women of color and generations of black journalists.  She lived to make a difference. After a fulfilling life giving back to others, Sharon passed away from cancer on March 3, 2019. Services will be held on Saturday, March 23, at 12 p.m., at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, Fla., 33761. Born Aug. 23, 1947 in Topeka, Kansas, to attorney James E. Woodson and teacher Ethel Ransom Woodson, one of Sharon’s earliest memories was when she was just five years old: She and

City Dismisses Case Against Freelance Journalist

With a trial date set for December 15, today representatives from Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office moved to dismiss misdemeanor criminal charges against freelance journalist Jasmyne Cannick. Cannick, 38, was charged with three counts of resisting a police officer resulting from being arrested on November 26, 2014 during what the Los Angeles Police Department referred to as the Ferguson protests.

Pioneering Black Journalist Dies at Age 88

Born in Dallas Texas in 1926, Louie Robinson defied the odds of a time when America denied the existence of Black excellence, let alone the tools with which a Black writer could emerge to chronicle such things. Robinson not only showcased some of the nation’s most famous symbols of Black achievement, he exposed their humanity in such a way that readers might see themselves in the stars. Sidney Poitier was first interviewed by Robinson in 1955, before the Bahamian born actor was well-known.