Officials in St. Anthony, Minnesota, “moved expeditiously” to resolve the case and start the healing process. St. Anthony, Minnesota reached a $3 million settlement with the family of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by a police officer last year, CNN reports. A joint statement, released on Monday, called the shooting “a tragedy” for […]
Yet another police officer is acquitted of murder in the killing of yet another African American. Afired Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide on Wednesday, reports CNN. If you think that Dominique Heaggan-Brown lost his job because of the Smith case, that […]
The jury handed down the verdict after 27 hours of deliberating. Jeronimo Yanez, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, was found not guilty by a Minnesota jury on Friday afternoon. The jury was ordered to keep deliberating after being embroiled in deadlock for the past week. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes: “After 27 […]
President Trump tweeted that Snoop Dogg’s career was failing and low-key threatened him with jail, ostensibly after being informed of the rapper's new video "Lavender," which shows the West Coast rapper aiming a gun at a clown named "Ronald Klump." Snoop didn't have much to say in response.
They claim the 32-year-old was negligent because he was high on marijuana while driving and did not obey the officer's commands.
The family of Philando Castile welcomed the charges against the cop who shot and killed the 32-year-old, but his girlfriend believes "the highest charge was not brought against him."
Officer Jeronimo Yanez faces three criminal charges. The fatal shooting death of Philando Castile earlier this year was a breaking point for many Americans tired of fighting against police brutality. On Wednesday, a slight sigh of relief was felt after Ramsey County Attorney John Choiannounced that St. Anthony, Minnesota Officer Jeronimo Yanez faces three criminal […]
T.I. addresses police brutality in the African-American community in his latest video for “War Zone.” A video clip shows the rapper recreating the deaths ofTamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Philando Castile, ending with the quote: “The new racism is to deny that racism exists.” “The first thing that [director Laurel Richardson and I] wanted to do was make […]
The announcement was made on Saturday afternoon by Lisa Borders, the WNBA’s president. In an effort to stand behind players who decide to speak on social justice issues, the WNBA announced plans to rescind the $500 fines against players from the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, and the Phoenix Mercury, according to NBC News. League […]
The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury, were fined $5,000, while players were fined $500 each for wearing black Adidas shirts, according to ESPN.
Cameron Sterling told supporters he wants the country to unite in these troubling times. Cameron Sterling, the 15-year-old son of Alton Sterling, has a heavy week ahead of him. On Friday, he will bury his dad, who was fatally shot while selling CDs outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store. At a Wednesday afternoon press […]