Post Tagged with: "Blacks"

State Senator Stands Up for High Schoolers Racially Harassed at Texas A&M

A Dallas senator said Texas A&M students should face severe consequences.

Clinton and Sanders Battle for the Black Vote

The presidential candidates campaign heavily ahead of the Democratic primary in South Carolina.

Trust Broken: State’s Attorney Says No Mistakes Made in Laquan McDonald Investigation

After withholding the video of the shooting for a year, the state passes judgement on its own behavior.

16-Year-Old Black Girl Found Dead in Juvenile Detention Center

No information has come out on the cause of death — except that officers used a martial arts restraint against the girl the night before.

Six of 13 Officers Fired After Shooting 137 Bullets at Two Unarmed Blacks

Of the 105 officers involved in the 2012 tragedy, only one faced criminal charges — and was acquitted. Terminations will likely not go into effect for several years, says mayor.

FRon Rivera and Cam Newton

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

NFL's "Rooney Rule" seems to be working. For the first time, a Latino head coach and Black quarterback on the same team will play in the Super Bowl.

N-word Photo Prompts Protest at Arizona High School

One of the six girls in the photo apologizes, while a privileged school and community are placed in the national spotlight for racism.

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity?

"They want to do these things, but nobody is making the solid commitments."

Scholastic Shelves ‘Smiling Slaves’ Picture Book

Under pressure, the publishing giant ditches published children’s book about George Washington’s enslaved cook.

Police Sergeant Tells Motorists to Run Over Black Lives Matter ‘Idiots’

"Now, these idiots could try and sue you in civil court, but remember that it will be jury trial and so most likely it will come out in your favor."

Mich. Gov. Ignores Safety, Poisons Poor Black Residents to Save a Buck

Gov. Rick Snyder ignored scientific reports and pleas from residents to correct toxic water supply.

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Spike Lee to Boycott Oscars for Failing in Diversity

Amidst the boycott news, fans pressure host Chris Rock to step down.

Oscar Voters Nominate All White Actors, Again

“It’s the Oscars, they do what they do,” says Ice Cube.

Prosecutor Seeks Indictment for Cop who Killed Naked, Unarmed Black Veteran

Officer Robert Olsen would be the first cop put on trial in Georgia for a shooting death while on duty in six years.

Target Wins Right to Sell Rosa Parks Merchandise

"Parks’s refusal to cede ground in the face of continued injustice has made her among the most revered heroines of our national story; her role in American history cannot be over-emphasized."

School District Employee Calls Tamir Rice’s Mom ‘Stupid B**ch’

Yet another racist miscreant put on paid leave; maybe he'll spend the paid time off learning proper contractions.

How racism killed Eric Garner

NYPD Finally Finds Someone to Hold Accountable for Eric Garner’s Murder — A Black Woman

Sgt. Kizzy Adonis is the first person to be charged with any kind of misconduct in Garner’s death.

Christie Pal Governor LePage of Maine Tells Us How He Thinks

"...half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave"; Gov. Christie maintains his “affection” and “respect” for LePage.

Wisconsin Lawmaker Suggests State Would Thrive If It Weren’t For Blacks

Rep. Bob Gannon deflects responsibility for state’s huge job losses on Milwaukee’s Black residents.

Double Standard: Treatment of Blacks vs. Whites by Police

Nearly half of all people killed by police in 2015 were minorities, and more than a quarter of the victims were Black — despite Blacks only making up 13.2 percent of the nation’s population.

No Indictments in Death of Sandra Bland

A grand jury concluded that no indictments will be made in the case of the 28-year-old’s death while in a Texas jail last July. Bland’s family remains in the dark on what’s happening with her case.

Petition Contests Charges Against Black Student Flipped in Desk by Officer

Former Richland County Deputy Ben Fields faces no charges, yet the teen he tossed in a classroom faces a misdemeanor.

Black CEO Talks About Diversity, is Called Racist

Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer came under fire for acknowledging corporate America’s very apparent lack of diversity.

Diversity Loses in College Football Coaching Jobs

Although 53.4 percent of college football players were Black for the 2015 season, less than 9 percent of head coaches at schools that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision are Black.