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Spirituality, Activism and Social Transformation
April 4, 2019
The Black community in America has not lashed out with retribution, violence or hate. We remain the most abused, but have maintained a commitment to Dr. King’s principle of nonviolence. As a people we are still the most non-harming collective. Throughout the centuries we have been God-fearing and compassionate. But Scripture says, “faith without works is dead.” We must as a collective come together and where necessary, partner with others who have the same concerns and stand up. ... read more »
Black Super Hero Magic Mama Makes Its Debut at the Geffen Playhouse
March 21, 2019
Inda’s Craig-Galván's play tackling media and police brutality will run at the Geffen Playhouse through April 14. ... read more »
Stephon Clark’s Family: A “Shameful Legacy” of Cops Killing Black Men and Getting Off 
March 7, 2019
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert took a little over an hour to announce that her office will not file charges against police officers who shot and killed Stephon Alonzo Clark.  ... read more »
Will Reparations Become Democrats’ Campaign Theme?
February 28, 2019
“America has an ugly history of racism,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said after addressing Democrats at an annual state dinner in New Hampshire, according to The Boston Globe. “We need to confront it head-on. And we need to talk about the right way to address it and make change.” ... read more »
NFL Settles Collusion Case with Kaepernick 
February 21, 2019
The settlement comes just one day after it was revealed that the former San Francisco 49er, who led the team to a Super Bowl in 2013, turned down a contract offer to play in a new developmental league  ... read more »
Former Army Attorney Says NFL Players Have Abandoned Racial Injustice Protests
November 22, 2018
NFL players have largely abandoned both challenging the harsh reality of racial injustice in this country via protest and supporting Colin Kaepernick as the number of demonstrations during the anthem continues to dwindle, according to Kaia Wright, a highly decorated former Army attorney. ... read more »
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 »
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