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NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country
September 6, 2018
President Trump led the outcry against the protesters, slurring any player who takes a knee as a “son of a bitch.” The league owners panicked. One result was that Kaepernick — one of the most talented quarterbacks in a league that suffers a shortage of skilled players in that position — found himself locked out of a job. ... read more »
‘Blindspotting’ – A Tale of Two Oaklands
July 19, 2018
"Blindspotting" is a feature film that made a splash as the opening night film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The story is about a man trying to stay out of trouble for just three days in a rapidly changing and racially charged Oakland. ... read more »
Video: Police discuss backlash of arresting Bucks player
June 7, 2018
Newly released police video of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down a Black professional basketball player. ... read more »
Bucks player `gave in’ during arrest to avoid officers’ guns
May 31, 2018
Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he ``gave in'' when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn't want officers to ``pull out their guns.'' ... read more »
Arlen Escarpeta, Cory Hardrict and Kwame Patterson Star in Crackle’s New Streaming Series ‘The Oath’ Exploring Corrupt Police Gangs
April 19, 2018
If you were ever searching for a show that unveils the truth of what happens when those sworn by law forsake their badges of honor, then “The Oath” is for you. ... read more »
Woman with Erb’s Palsy Claims LAPD Officers Participated in Beating Her
February 22, 2018
According to Zennea Foster, soon the situation escalated resulting in one of the officers repeatedly punching her in the face and other parts of her body. ... 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 »
Straight Talk About Injustices
November 16, 2017
Terrible de-humanizing injustices have been visited on Black people in the United States, but there is never a good reason to collaborate in one’s own destruction. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (9/14-9/20/17)
September 15, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis Discuss New Film ‘Whose Streets?’
August 18, 2017
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis sit down to discuss their journey documenting the aftermath of unarmed teen Michael Brown's death and the city of Ferguson's uprise in protest. Watch as the filmmakers go into detail about the intricate, yet dangerous process, standing in the line of fire to stand up for justice. Folayan and Davis also discuss how the film will be used to educate, empower and make a global impact to change the scope of how Blacks are treated in America. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Chicago police sued in fatal shooting of Black man last year
August 8, 2017
The suit seeks more than $100,000 in damages. ... read more »
Actress Garcelle Beauvais talks Spiderman, Lalos House, & More at BET “PRE” Gala
July 29, 2017
Watch as we catch up with actress Garcelle Beauvais during PRE, BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee’s exclusive BET Awards Dinner for the 17th Annual BET Awards held at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Hate Speech Roils Minneapolis After Police Shooting of White Woman
July 25, 2017
Warsame was asked whether Noor or other East African police officers have received death threats since the shooting. ... read more »
In ‘Chokehold: Policing Black Men,’ Attorney Paul Butler Takes on Police Brutality
July 20, 2017
Police brutality in the Black community is as old as law enforcement itself. Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler speaks in depth on the issue in his new book, "Chokehold: Policing Black Men." ... read more »
Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas Speaks on civil unrest pt2
July 5, 2017
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas talks about national counts of police brutality and reform to battle chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County. ... read more / watch video »
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