By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON –Paul Butler wrote a brief entitled, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men and Women in America” in which he states the following. “There has never, not for one minute in American history, been peace between Black people and the police. And nothing since slavery – not Jim Crow segregation, not lynching, not
The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC) hosted “Black Business Day at the Capitol” on Monday, March 25, 2019. The annual event draws attendees from chambers of commerce and business owners from across the state. For the third year, the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity hosted their “Omega Day at the Capitol” in conjunction with TAAACC.
Gucci has issued an apology for selling a sweater resembling blackface and pulled it from stores. The black turtleneck-style sweater features an opening with a pair of bright red lips that can be stretched around the wearer’s mouth.
Community Activist, Dr. Harold E. Bailey, Boldly Speaks Out About the Police Killing of 17-Year Old Laquan McDonald
Nationwide — It has become apparent to the African American community that a subliminal biased message has been communicated from the ‘Trump White House’, into States Houses, City Political Houses and into the ‘Broken Criminal Justice’ arena.
“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
While we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, our servicemen and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms. And in many homes across the U.S., every day there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Nationwide — Tesix Wireless, a telecommunications company announced its launching in summer 2018. It has since gandered the attention of interested customers and private investors with interest in the startup. With their interest, Tesix Wireless received....
Miami, FL — Lowell Poitier Jr., a 35-year old unarmed Black man, was almost thrown to the ground when a police officer punched him in the face during an argument because he apparently felt threatened. A video of the incident was released by a fellow police officer, who is now demanding to be under whistle-blower protection.
Baltimore, MD — Jacquelyn Smith, a 52-year old woman from Baltimore who stopped her car to give some money to a homeless woman and her baby, was stabbed to death by a man nearby. Officials are warning people to be more cautious of what seems to be a rampant crime nowadays.
Nationwide — Cyntoia Brown, a woman from Tennessee who was 16-years old when she killed a 43-year-old man who solicited her for sex, must serve at least 51 years in prison before she would be eligible for release, the Tennessee Supreme Court has decided.