Too many questions in handcuff suicide, say attorney, activists seeking truth about death of Chavis Carter — http://bit.ly/TtqUNr
But in the latest version of “we’re going to need you to suspend dis-belief” we introduce the case of Chavis Carter and the Jonesboro, Arkansas police department. Carter was a 21 year old African American male. He died at the…Read full post
“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”
James Baldwin 1924-1987
Take time to enjoy these amazing photos! They range from Bob Marley with the Jackson Five to Josephine Baker to the original Black Panthers. Guaranteed to increase your pulse, your pride and your knowledge.
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Fort Robinson, Nebraska (1874-1916)
Tenth Cavalry Football Team,
Fort Robinson, Nebraska, ca. 1905
Cape Verde Immigrants Arrive at New Bedford, Massachusetts, Oct. 5, 1914.
A new nationwide survey conducted by The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation reveals that Black women are among the most religious people in the country. The poll found that 74 percent of Black women and 70 percent of Black men said that “living a religious life” is very important. On that same question, the number falls to 57 percent of white women…Read full post
UPDATED: Monday, June 25, 2012
ADDED VIDEO OF DR. EDWARD ROBINSON’S HOMEGOING “CELEBRATION OF LIFE”
PHILADELPHIA, PA –
UPDATED: Sunday June 17, 2012
By Victor Fiorillo
I’ve seen many photographs and pictures depicting the white man’s mistreatment, dehumanization and outright murder of black people, from that iconic photo of a former slave with whipping scars all over his back to the picture of the 1930s Indiana lynching of two suspected rapists to, closer to home, the 1970s image of the Philadelphia Police vs. Delbert Africa, and many more, but none made me quite as uneasy as this photograph shared several days ago by Philadelphia attorney and…Read full post
UPDATED: July 3, 2012
“We haven’t come close to getting this thing sold,” Jason Wiley an attorney for ABKCO, said. “We’ve got to cut this thing off.” ABKCO Music & Records plans to ask the court to conduct an auction of the items in the Montague Collection.
Dotan Melech, the federal bankruptcy trustee charged with administering the Montague estate, is still hopeful he can find a buyer or get more time from the court. He has sent letters to a few hundred individuals…Read full post
National Black United Front National Chairperson Kofi Taharka was arrested May 18th, 2012 for shutting down the office of the Harris County District Attorney Pat Lycos.
NBUF organized a protest as a result of the not guilty verdict by an ALL WHITE jury in the case of Andrew Blomberg, a Houston Police officer that was caught on video tape beating a 15 year old Black male named Chad Holley during a daylight arrest on March 2010.
The graphic video of police…Read full post
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who says he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head slammed into the ground.
Sanford police Sgt. David Morgenstern on Wednesday confirmed that the video being shown by ABC News is of Zimmerman. The 28-year-old’s head and face are visible throughout.
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By Associated Press, Published: March 16
SANFORD, Fla. — After listening to recordings of 911 calls Friday night, the family of a black teenager fatally shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer say they’re more convinced than ever that the shooter should be charged. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the family, told reporters…Read full post