Tag: Black Men

#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…

'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…