Tag: Black Men

Killers in Hate Crime Pay $840,000 to Victim's Estate

Four Jackson, Mississippi, men have been ordered to pay $840,000 to the estate of James Craig Anderson, a Black man they murdered on June 26, 2011. The four men Deryl Paul Dedmon, 23; John Aaron Rice, 23; Dylan Wade Butler, 24; and William Kirk Montgomery, 26 were convicted in 2012…

Cleveland Charges Tamir Rice's Family for Rice's Ambulance Ride

The city of Cleveland has apologized to the family of Tamir Rice after sending the 12-year-old boy’s estate a $500 claim for “emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense.” The $500 for Rice’s ambulance bill, which has since been withdrawn, included $450 for life support he received…

Frederick Douglass: A Believer in the Social Power of Photography

Frederick Douglass (1818 1895), an influential figure in American history, escaped slavery and became a leading abolitionist, formative writer, stirring orator, statesman and photography theorist. Douglass experienced the discovery of photography in 1839 and followed its development throughout the century. A visionary, he saw photography as a valuable form of…

#BlackLivesMatter Activist DeRay Mckesson in Baltimore’s Mayoral Race

By Sheryl Estrada DeRay Mckesson during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Minutes before the deadline to file for Baltimore mayoral candidacy lastWednesdaynight, popular Black rights activist DeRay Mckessonjumped into the race. Mckesson, 30, became the 13th and final candidate for the Democratic nomination in the April 26…

Black Judge Called N-word Tosses Bigot in Jail

By Sheryl Estrada Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens Using a racial slur in Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens’ courtroomon Monday earned a Kentucky man 60 days in jail. A video shows Stevens, who is Black, revoking Adam Satterly’s bond on drug charges. As Satterly left the courtroom he…

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…

5 BLM Protesters Shot By White Men in Minneapolis

Five protesters were shot near a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Minneapolis on Monday night. The shootings follow nine days of peaceful demonstrations outside the city’s Fourth Precinct in response to police-related death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark on Nov. 15. Witnesses say Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was…

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…