Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, addresses a City Hall rally calling for police accountability on June 17, the fourth anniversary of her son's death. (Jefferson Siegel / New York Daily News) The mother of Eric Garner gave Mayor de Blasio a thumbs down Thursday for his answer on whether he would push for charges against all the officers involved in her son’s death. “It was a long answer that he gave me, but it was incomplete,” Gwen Carr said. “It said nothing about what I
Senators Cory Booker, Tim Scott and Kamala Harris introduced a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime. A similar bill has been introduced in the House.Credit From left: Bryan Anselm for The New York Times; Al Drago for The New York Times; Stephen Crowley/The New York Times The United States Senate’s three black members introduced a bill on Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime. The move came more than two weeks after a similar bill was introduced in
Foxy Brown has been personally affected by Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy. On Thursday (June 22), the Brooklyn rapper posted an Instagram message and said her father wasn’t let into the United States after her family went to Trinidad, her parent’s home country. Brown wrote her words next to a photo of a child stopped at the U.S. border and said she was reminded of her own daughter, Baby C. “This angel’s Baby C’s age,” wrote Foxy. “I’d literally f—ing die, tor
Serena Williams is back to being a threat on the tennis court and, according to her, that means it is time for an inordinate amount of drug tests. Williams took to social media Tuesday night to complain about her latest test, which she says she is subject to more than other American tennis players. ."..and it's that time of the day to get "randomly" drug tested and only test Serena. Out of all the players it's been proven I'm the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80. His wife, Carole Hyams, says Howard died Monday in Santa Rosa, California, after a long illness. Friends and family described Howard as a "gentle giant" who could paint in words what a jazz song was saying. Howard was an author, volunteer jazz disc jockey,
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore City Police announced the arrest of an officer Wednesday. Interim Commissioner Tuggle briefed the media on the arrest of the officer, charged with drug trafficking in Baltimore County. Officer Spencer Moore was arrested Tuesday night on drug charges. He is a 14-year-veteran of the police department. Police say the charges stemmed from the distribution of prescription drugs. Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle says, "I do want to say this type
MIAMI - The indictment was damning enough: a former police chief of Biscayne Park and two officers charged with falsely pinning four burglaries on a teenager just to impress village leaders with a perfect crime-solving record. But the accusations revealed in federal court last month left out far uglier details of past policing practices in tranquil Biscayne Park, a leafy wedge of suburbia just north of Miami Shores. Records obtained by the Miami Herald suggest that during the
Pedophiles are attempting to rebrand themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to normalize pedophilia and gain acceptance in mainstream America by being included as part of the expanding LGBT+ community umbrella. According to UrbanDictionary, the blanket term MAP includes infantophiles (infants), pedophiles (pre-pubescent children), hebephiles (pubescent children), and ephebophiles (post-pubescent children). Some MAPs also refer to themselves as NOMAPs o
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologized Tuesday for racist, homophobic and misogynistic tweets that dated back to his time in high school. "As a child I was immature," Hader said following Tuesday's All-Star Game, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond. "I said some things that are inexcusable. There's no excuse." "I'm ready for any consequences," he added. Hader's account was set to private shortly after the tweets circulated during the All-Star Game.
Gabrielle Union is all about opening the door to honest conversations about sex, beauty, and self-love. After years of sharing her uplifting messages with other women and fans, the actress is passing some lessons on to her husband, Dwyane Wade’s two sons and his nephew (who now lives with the blended family). In a new interview with Refinery29, Union reveals that she taught her stepsons about valuing dark-skinned, black women. In a recent panel discussion at the 2018 Essence
The 2018 Emmy award nominations are in. Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) received nominations for acting, writing, and directing for his acclaimed FX series “Atlanta.” Among his four nominations is Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He will also compete against himself in Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, for the episodes “FUBU” and “Teddy Perkins.” “Atlanta” was nominated for 16 awards overall, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Two of its episodes—“Al
Cardi B, the Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z), Childish Gambino, Drake and Bruno Mars lead the nominees for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York on Monday, August 20th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Cardi B earned the most nominations with 10 total, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration, Best Choreography, Best Editing (Bruno Mars’ “Finesse” remix, on which she appears), Artist of the Year, Best N
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland authorities say nine people, including a former correctional officer, have pleaded guilty for their roles in a bribery conspiracy at a state prison. State prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced the guilty pleas Thursday in the case at the Jessup Correctional Institution. Prosecutors say inmate Tyrone Johnson arranged for his sons Travis and Marquis Johnson to pay former correctional officer Warren Wright bribes for Wright to smuggle narcotics inside
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is re investigating Till's slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving "new information." The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were
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