Friday, June 18, 2021

#blacklivesmatter

by Dr. Earle J. Fisher --  On April 29, 2018, Jennifer Schulte called the police because she saw two African-American men using a public park charcoal grill in Oakland, Calif. Schulte, now referred to as “BBQ Becky,” saw black people...
More police officers are not the answer to combat crime in Memphis and Shelby County. That was the consensus of panel members at UPtheVote901’s Crime and Public Safety Symposium Monday (Sept. 14). The unanimity was short-lived, however, as panel members...
The federal government is still exploring the Emmett Till case according to a recent report which says the 60-plus-year-old cold case is still open and on the books. —Amber Guyger murder trial: Listen to her frantic 911 call— According to Yahoo,...
TSD freelance photojournalist Johnathan Martin was on the scene Wednesday night at Elvis Presley Boulevard and Gill Avenue as demonstrators blocked traffic to protest the officer-involved shooting of Martavious Banks on Monday evening. In this clip, Memphis Police Department officers...
Atatiana Jefferson is a Black woman from Fort Worth, Texas who was shot and killed in her bedroom as she played with her 8-year old nephew by a white...
Colin Kaepernick formally of the 49ers knelt in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W....
Regina King makes it easy to say “yes” to an assignment editor’s request for a reporter to join in on a national conference call and listen to an actress talk about her role in a movie. I had already sounded...
  I promise I'm going to dig into this in more depth when I have time. But even with Special Investigator Robert Mueller is handing out indictments, even while POTUS45 incessantly tweets nonsense about it being fake news, that isn't...
Labor unions, religious organizations, faith and civic rights leaders, The Women’s March and numerous celebrities will gather virtually Saturday (June 20) for “The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.” The campaign is a “movement of tens of...
by Kariem-Abdul Salaam -- Per your invitation to join in on the evolving conversation about African Americans and police, I am reminded of my junior and high school days growing up in the Walker Homes community near Mitchell Rd. High...