Tag: Bill-de-Blasio

Racism at Elite High Schools: Social Media Exposes, Leadership Fails

Boston Latin School students Maggie Noel, 17, and Kylie Webster-Cazeau, 18,have leveraged social media to bring attention to what they describe as ahostile racial environment forBlack studentsat theprestigious exam school. On Jan. 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the high school seniors, who serve as leaders of the student organization…

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Gets Promoted

By Sheryl Estrada Amadou Diallo Four New York City police officers in plainclothes fired 41 shots at 22-year-old Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo in the vestibule of his apartment in Bronx, N.Y., on Feb. 4, 1999. Nineteen of the bullets hit him, and Diallo was killed. The officers, Sean Carroll, Richard…

Blake to NYPD: Fire Police Officer Frascatore

By Sheryl Estrada A screen shot from the hotel surveillance video of James Blake being arrested by Police Officer James Frascatore. Via YouTube. After being body-slammed by New York Police Department officer James Frascatore in broad daylight without just cause, former tennis star James Blake wants him fired. “I don’t…