Tag: Black Men

More Racial Profiling in Texas: Councilman Tasered, Arrested

By Sheryl Estrada Prairie View Councilman Jonathan Miller. UPDATE:Jan. 25, 2016 A grand jury has indicted Prairie View officer Michael Kelley after he used a stun gun on a City Council member Jonathan Miller. Following the incident, which occurred in October, Miller was charged with resisting arrest and interference with…

Judge Rules Freddie Gray Trials To Remain in Baltimore

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams denied the request of defense attorneys on Thursday morning to change the venue for thetrials of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Their fates will be determined in Baltimore. Lawyers for the officers…

'Slave Trade' Video Game Sparks Backlash

By Sheryl Estrada (YouTube) We live in a world where an “educational” video game that depicts the 18th-century slave trade included a mini game, “Slave Tetris,” in which one had to stack Black slaves in a ship to win points, like Tetris the puzzle video game from the ’80s. Serious…

Ferguson, Mo., One Year Later: Has Much Changed

By Sheryl Estrada In May, a plaque was installed where Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo. A small, predominantly black St. Louis suburb, Ferguson, Mo., has been at the heart of national debates on race and sparked civil unrest against police brutality following the killing of unarmed…

Another Black Motorist Murdered, Officer Indicted

By Sheryl Estrada University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing stopped Samuel DuBose, an unarmed Black man, off campus just after 6 p.m. on July 19 because his front license plate was missing. The encounter ended with DuBose being shot in the head. During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon,…

A ‘Black Spring’ of Peaceful Protests Beginning in Baltimore

By Sheryl Estrada “Black Lives Matter” has been the theme of protests against the police-related deaths of Black males in many cities, including Ferguson, New York and now Baltimore, following the death of Freddie Gray. Alicia Garza, a 34-year-old community organizer and one of the co-founders of the Black Lives…