Tag: Black Men

Michael Jordan: 'I can no longer stay silent'

In light of the recent shootings of Black men by police and the killings of police officers, many prominent Black celebrities have used their influence to call for change. On Monday, Charlotte Hornets owner and former NBA superstar Michael Jordan joined the ranks and called for an end to the…

Unarmed Black Man Shot by Police While Helping His Autistic Patient

UPDATE: 10:46 p.m. ET July 21, 2016 Since Monday’s shooting of Charles Kinsey, North Miami police and investigators have not been forthcoming with information. In a news conference Thursday evening, John Rivera, who heads ofthe Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, said Kinsey “did everything right.” Anunidentified officer fired three shots from…

Why the Bahamas Issued an Advisory for Travel to the U.S.

As news of last week’s police-related deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile continues to circulate internationally, the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration issued a travel advisory for Bahamians traveling to the United States, particularly young men. The travel advisory states, in part: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

GOP Senator: U.S. Has an 'Under-Incarceration Problem'

The war on drugs of the 1980s and mandatory minimum sentences have both contributed to the United States comprising approximately 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite representing about 5 percent of the world’s total population. However, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is taking a stand against bipartisan legislation to…

Video of Black Man Killed by Police Released Two Years Later

Exactly two years after James Greer’s death, police bodycam footage of his death after being excessively stunned with a Taser has been released. His family is filing a lawsuit against the city of Hayward and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police. Greer, 46, was pulled over in California on May…

Another Black Woman Dies in a Texas Jail Cell

By Sheryl Estrada Symone Marshall and her 3-year-old daughter. UPDATE May 23: Police in Huntsville, Texas, over the weekend said preliminary autopsy reports indicate Marshall’s place of death wasHuntsville Memorial Hospital, where she was taken after being found unresponsive in her cell. After a serious automobile accident on April 26…

Police Afraid to do Their Jobs, Says FBI Director

FBI Director James Comey attributed a recent spike in crime to police officers not doing their jobs because they are afraid of being caught on video doing something wrong an unfounded claim that sparked outrage in police officials, the Obama administration and the Justice Department. The “viral video effect” is…