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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 »
‘TRAVELING WHILE BLACK’ An Immersive VR Experience by Award-Winning Director Roger Ross Williams Now Touring the U.S.
May 17, 2019
He is magnificent in his perpetual movement to disrupt.  Tall, ebony hue with long locks — Roger Ross Williams —the award-winning director, producer and writer first upset the proverbial “apple cart” when he won an Academy Award® for his short film “Music By Prudence” earning a place in the history books as the first African American director to earn that distinction.  ... read more »
Beyond Elections and Fictions of Fear: Realities of Race and Righteous Struggle
November 22, 2018
Although not overwhelming, the blue wave of Democratic election victories has washed over the U.S. in an important and promising way and it is good to celebrate on one hand, but also to review and stand ready to resume, continue and expand our efforts in struggle beyond the electoral arena. For regardless of the final count of votes and the naming of those who won, the realities of race and righteous struggle remain ongoing and urgent. And thus, there is still organizing work to be done, struggle for racial and social justice and equity to be waged and a radical transformation of society to be achieved around the central and enduring issues of wealth, power and status, especially statuses of race, class and gender, as well as other identities by which people are singled out, interiorized and oppressed. ... read more »
Chicago Verdict Raises Hope of Greater Police Accountability
October 11, 2018
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A White officer stood before a mostly White jury and was convicted of killing a Black teenager. ... read more »
Cop who Killed Tamir Rice Returns to the Police Force in Ohio
October 8, 2018
BELLAIRE, Ohio (AP) — The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by a police department in a small Ohio village. ... read more »
Tamar  Rice’s Mother, Builds Center to Nurture Youth & Honor Son
June 7, 2018
The children at The Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center will be mentored and nurtured and taught how to dissect and participate in political systems, something Rice said she never learned in school but was forced to learn 3 1/2 years ago to speak up for 12-year-old Tamir after he was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in the recreation center park where he played daily. ... read more »
Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting
June 1, 2017
A discipline letter against Garmback has cited him for driving too close to Rice. ... read more »
NAACP seeks full transcript from Tamir Rice grand jury
February 8, 2017
The NAACP in Cleveland wants a judge to release the full transcript from the grand jury that declined to indict two white Cleveland police officers ... read more »
Sit-in held on second anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death
December 1, 2016
Family and supporters of Tamir Rice staged a sit-in outside Cleveland's First District Police Headquarters to mark the two-year anniversary of when the 12-year-old was fatally shot by police. ... read more »
DOJ wants to indict cop who killed Eric Garner
November 3, 2016
Skepticism and tepid hope are occupying the same space as news broke Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, that the Department of Justice is looking to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo. ... read more »
Prison rare in cases of blacks who die at hands of police
June 29, 2016
BALTIMORE (AP) A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in police custody and whose case fueled outrage among activists of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of dead boy
February 17, 2016
The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate a "decedent's last dying expense" claim of $500 for ambulance services. ... read more »
Cleveland officer won’t face charges in killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice
December 29, 2015
CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was shot to death while carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun, ... read more »
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