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Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 20, 2019 at 01:30.

Eric Garner’s Daughter Meets With NYC Mayor, Says Not Firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo Is ‘Unacceptable’

Eric Garner’s Daughter Meets With NYC Mayor, Says Not Firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo Is ‘Unacceptable’

Though at this point it should be expected, it’s always a gut punch when a police officer takes a life—on video—and said death is ruled a homicide by an independent professional and yet, not only does the officer responsible remain unjailed but gainfully employed and defiant about their actions

And so we took another one on Tuesday when the U.S. Department of Justice declined to bring charges...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 17:30.

‘A Love Supreme’: John and Alice Coltrane’s NY Home Named a National Treasure

‘A Love Supreme’: John and Alice Coltrane’s NY Home Named a National Treasure

For those of us still reeling from the closure of Harlem’s iconic Lenox Lounge, coincidentally, a place where the legendary saxophonist John Coltrane once played, there is good news today.

We can take heart in the fact that John Coltrane’s Long Island, N.Y., home, the same home where he recorded his seminal, transcendent work, “A Love Supreme,” was named a National Treasure on Wednesday by the...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 16:09.

It’s Becoming More Evident: The Stress of Racism Is Killing Our Babies...and Us

It’s Becoming More Evident: The Stress of Racism Is Killing Our Babies...and Us

If A=B, and B=C, does A=C? Well, not always, but in the case of stress, racism and preterm birth, one researcher thinks there’s a definitive case to be made.

The jarring statistics are already out there: African-American women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women. Additionally, African-American women are nearly twice as likely to give...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 15:45.

Ex-Trump Doorman Who Claims Trump Has Love Child Is Now Free to Tell His Story: Report

Ex-Trump Doorman Who Claims Trump Has Love Child Is Now Free to Tell His Story: Report

It looks as if the jaws of justice are slowly, but steadily squeezing the breath out of Donald “Can’t Keep It in His Pants” Trump as an ex- Trump World Tower doorman has been released from a “catch and kill”-contract, and can now come forward and speak about an alleged affair Trump had with an ex-housekeeper which supposedly resulted in a child.

Dino Sajudin, the former doorman, is reportedly...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 13:39.

Tavis Smiley's Lawsuit Against PBS Isn't Going Too Well

Tavis Smiley's Lawsuit Against PBS Isn't Going Too Well

The indignantly distressed former PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley is not faring well in his legal battle against PBS, the network which released him from his contract in December 2017 over allegations of sexual misconduct.

On Thursday, D.C. District Court Judge Anthony Epstein ruled that Smiley cannot compel the nonprofit network to turn over documents related to every romantic relationship a...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 11:37.

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer, Eric Holder, Being Held in Isolation Out of Fear for His Life

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer, Eric Holder, Being Held in Isolation Out of Fear for His Life

Well, bowl me over with a feather, the police are actually protecting someone from the hood.

According to reports, Eric Holder, the alleged killer of beloved rapper and community builder Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered on Sunday, is being held away from the general population, out of fear for Holder’s life.

TMZ reports that the LAPD picked up Holder from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 11:11.

Mother of Young Woman Killed at Tennessee Waffle House Accepts Her College Diploma

Mother of Young Woman Killed at Tennessee Waffle House Accepts Her College Diploma

The mother of a young woman senselessly gunned down at a Tennessee Waffle House in April accepted her daughter’s posthumous college diploma this weekend.

Shirl Baker, the mother of 21-year-old DeEbony Groves, walked across the stage Saturday evening to receive her daughter’s degree in social work from Belmont University.

“Almost two weeks ago, our community suffered an unimaginable loss,”...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 10:33.

Dear Black Boy: You Can Fly Even If You Can’t Run, Shoot or Dribble, Says Martellus Bennett

<i>Dear Black Boy</i>: You Can Fly Even If You Can’t Run, Shoot or Dribble, Says Martellus Bennett

More than two years out, many of us still can’t stomach the sickening shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police. That senseless carnage, caught on video for all to see, sent millions reeling and many into action. Some marched, some knelt, some prayed, wept and/or raged on social media. Some, like NFL tight end Martellus Bennett, talked back.

The then eight-year league...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 10:25.

Snochia Moseley Identified as Alleged Mass Shooter in Maryland [Updated]

Snochia Moseley Identified as Alleged Mass Shooter in Maryland [Updated]

Mere hours after a mass shooting at an office complex in Middleton, Wis., and another one in Masontown, Penn., law enforcement officials confirm that three people are dead and three are wounded after a shooting by a woman at a Rite Aid facility near Aberdeen, Md., a village about two hours northeast of Washington, D.C.

According to a source who spoke to CNN, the alleged shooter was a...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 04:20.

Boeing 737 Max Fixes Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

Boeing 737 Max Fixes Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

The Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people is still being investigated, but what is becoming clearer is that there may have been issues with the make of the plane itself, the Boeing 737 Max 8, which also crashed in Indonesia in October of last year.

In that flight, investigators determined that a faulty instrument reading forced an automated “safety feature” to send the plane into the...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 03:05.

Prosecutors Say Story of White Man Peeing on 5-Year-Old Black Girl Was Fabricated

Prosecutors Say Story of White Man Peeing on 5-Year-Old Black Girl Was Fabricated

Many of us were horrified (and beyond furious) when we heard news of a white man urinating on a black girl child and calling her a racial slur in an alley in Western Michigan. Yet prosecutors in the case are now saying the children involved in the incident made the story up.

The AP reports that the Kent County Michigan Prosecutors office on Friday released and dropped the charges against the...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 15, 2019 at 01:28.

30 Injured When Floor Collapses at Kappa Party During Clemson’s Homecoming Weekend

30 Injured When Floor Collapses at Kappa Party During Clemson’s Homecoming Weekend

It wasn’t “burning down the house”—more like, “falling through the floor,” as a raucous off-campus frat party turned disastrous at Clemson University during homecoming weekend.

Partygoers at a rented South Carolina clubhouse were getting it in at an annual Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. party when video showed the floor giving out around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Thankfully, there were no...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 21:09.

San Francisco Man Gets $13M Settlement After Being Falsely Framed for Murder by Police

San Francisco Man Gets $13M Settlement After Being Falsely Framed for Murder by Police

A San Francisco man will receive a $13.1-million settlement after being framed by police and spending years in prison for a 2007 murder he did not commit.

As a young man, Jamal Trulove was tried and convicted in the killing of his friend Seu Kuka in a San Francisco housing project. A state appeals court overturned the conviction in 2014. Trulove was acquitted in a retrial in 2015.

NPR reports...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 20:04.

Pose Actress Indya Moore Attacked by Trump Supporter in NYC

<i>Pose</i> Actress Indya Moore Attacked by Trump Supporter in NYC

In the midst of Pride, the month when we celebrate, acknowledge and continue to resist the myriad oppressions that LGBTQ+ people face, Pose actor Indya Moore was apparently assaulted by a Trump-nut.

LGBTQ Nation reports that Moore, a trans woman and activist, got into a dust-up with this person cretin outside of the studios where Pose is shot in New York City.

The video begins with Moore taking...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 18:21.

Washington State Bans Free Books to Prisoners for No Logical Reason

Washington State Bans Free Books to Prisoners for No Logical Reason

In a move that flies in the face of more than 45 years of practice with no incident, the Washington State Department of Corrections has moved forward with a policy denying books to prisons under the guise of safety.

Washington Department of Corrections Quietly Bans Book Donations to Prisoners From Nonprofits

The Washington State Department of Corrections quietly rolled out a new policy via a...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 14:57.

As Part of Statewide Reform, New York Graciously Grants Inmates in Solitary One Call Per Week

As Part of Statewide Reform, New York Graciously Grants Inmates in Solitary One Call Per Week

In a move to lessen what experts have deemed the “cruel and unusual punishment” of solitary confinement—which also has been likened to torture —a new bill in New York state guarantees that those sent to segregated units will have access to a phone within 24 hours of isolation, and that they can have contact with the outside world via phone once per week.

The New York State Senate on Wednesday...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 12:03.

Suicides Among Black Children Are at Crisis Levels. The Congressional Black Caucus Aims to Do Something About It

Suicides Among Black Children Are at Crisis Levels. The Congressional Black Caucus Aims to Do Something About It

The rise in the suicide rate for black children ages 5 to 12 is an overlooked national emergency, according to a panel convened by the Congressional Black Caucus on the eve of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), the CBC Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health brought together experts in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness among...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 10:30.

Can’t Visit Stonewall in NYC? You Can Still Get Get There Via a ‘Living’ Pride Monument

Can’t Visit Stonewall in NYC? You Can Still Get Get There Via a ‘Living’ Pride Monument

Today, New York City’s LGBT Community Center, Google and the National Parks Service launched Stonewall Forever, a “living” monument to 50 years of Pride, to half a century of resilience, and to many more years of resistance.

Stonewall Forever is a living monument to 50 years of Pride. It was created through a partnership…

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When one enters the site, which went live on Tuesday...

Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 09:36.

Howard Students End Protest, Win Concessions From University

Howard Students End Protest, Win Concessions From University

After nine days of occupying the campus Administration Building (renamed the Kwame Ture Student Center during the protest), Howard University students have ended their #HUSitIn, having reached a consensus with the trustees and university president.

On Friday the board of trustees released a statement of commitments addressing student concerns, many of which were first outlined by HU Resist.

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Jul 14, 2019 at 02:10.

Dark Times: Trump and Sessions Seek to Halt Mandated Reform of Chicago Police Department

Dark Times: Trump and Sessions Seek to Halt Mandated Reform of Chicago Police Department

As Donald Trump and his abused Keebler elf in the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions, work double time to pander to shore up Trump’s support among law enforcement officials, the administration is now actively blocking fundamental, hard-fought reform of police departments found to have engaged in violent, abusive and unconstitutional behavior against citizens in their jurisdictions, the...

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