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Cincinnati ‘Ready to Explode’ if Judge Goes to Jail Former Judge Fears “Being another Sandra Bland”
July 11, 2019
Former Cincinnati State Sen. Eric Kearney told a group of Black Press of America publishers that he’s concerned that the prosecution and conviction of Judge Tracie Hunter and her impending six-month jail sentence set to begin on July 22, will rekindle the same intense racial division that led to race riots less than 20 years ago. ... read more »
WATCH: Sandra Bland’s Own Video of 2015 Texas Traffic Stop Surfaces
May 7, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cellphone video recorded by Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail following a confrontational 2015 traffic stop, shows for the first time her perspective as a white state trooper draws his stun gun and points it at close range while ordering her out of her car. ... read more / watch video »
Confronting Jackie Lacey: The Mamas of Those Slain by Police Demand Justice during Black History Month
February 21, 2019
Jackie Lacey this past Sunday, February 17 for their 35th Annual Black History Month program. The same DA Lacey who has been charged with prosecuting crimes in the County of Los Angeles since January 2012, over which time more than 450 killings of community members by police have occurred and only one prosecution of an officer has been filed.[1]  It is imperative that we remember that each of these 450 “cases” are real people: sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and community members. When people are murdered by police, it leaves unimaginable pain for the hearts of their loved ones…especially their mothers. On Sunday evening, a cadre of five mothers, family members and supporters refused to allow Lacey to smile, wave, invoke God, and dishonor the Spirits of their slain children. They confronted her in, what may be, the most appropriate of all places, church. ... read more »
Russia’s Secret Weapon
December 27, 2018
It is clear now that the 45thpresident of the United States is knowingly or unwittingly a tool of the Russian government.  But for many years before the dumpster fire in the White House came into office, the Kremlin has been wielding a secret weapon against the “land of the free.” ... read more »
WATCH TRAILER: Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland Set of Air on HBO December 3
November 30, 2018
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland explores the death of Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African American who, after being arrested for a traffic violation, ... read more »
The Criminalization of Poverty: Cash Bail for Non-Violent Misdemeanors Perpetuates Unequal Treatment Under the Law
September 28, 2018
Our nation’s racially-discriminatory cash bail system has left hundreds of non-violent misdemeanor suspects to die in jail while awaiting trial, simply because they are poor. A 2015 study identified more than 800 deaths in local jails and lockups; more than 75% of those in local jails have not been convicted, and 70% of those awaiting trial are detained for non-violent offenses.  ... read more »
Texas’ ‘Sandra Bland’ Bill Would Revamp Profiling Laws
March 10, 2017
Texas' 'Sandra Bland' Bill Would Revamp Profiling Laws ... read more »
Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case
July 29, 2016
A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny. ... read more »
2015 Sunsets
December 29, 2015
2015 Obituaries ... read more »
I am Sandra Bland
August 5, 2015
Sandra Bland is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her rights. She was well-educated, assertive, and a resource for her people. She was dragged out of her car for failing to signal a traffic lane change because Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Encinia chose to abuse his power and violate her rights, because he could. ... read more »
Family of Sandra Bland still seeks for answers after her funeral
July 30, 2015
On July 25 in Lisle, Illinois, 28 year-old Sandra Bland was laid to rest by her family and friends. Over 1,000 people attended her funeral at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church. ... read more »
Friends and Family Call Alleged Bland Suicide ‘Incomprehensible’
July 22, 2015
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) is a place where many African American students come to become adults by embracing the Black college experience. ... read more »
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