Black Men

Jonathan Sanders was choked to death by Mississippi police officer

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By Nigel Boys An attorney for the family of Jonathan Sanders, the African-American who died during an encounter with white Stonewall, Mississippi police officer, Kevin Herrington on July 8, said that he died from strangulation. Stating that he was present when multiple law enforcement agencies briefed Sanders’ family members on Thursday, Chokwe Antar Lumumba told the Associated Press that he ...

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Yarima Karama on the prison experience: Voices from behind the Wall

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download This segment, “Voices from behind the wall,” allows the rest of America to know what it’s like behind bars. As President Obama mentioned recently, there are far too many Americans locked away for a very long time for petty drug crimes. What also goes untold are the many stories about the horrible things ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Sandra Bland is not the only one, there are thousands


Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is a conversation about the late Sandra Bland, the 28-year old woman who died while in police custody in Texas. While many of us have a great deal of sympathy for police brutality cases that are reported in media, we often forget about the thousands of cases that never see the light ...

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Man Who Returned $4,500 He Found in Chicken Box Says Manager Insulted Him


A man who found $4,500 in a Bojangles’ chicken box and returned the money to the restaurant says he was insulted rather than praised by management. James Minor of Virginia says he ordered his Bojangles’ chicken lunch at the drive-thru but the meal was cold, so an employee asked him to wait while they prepared fresh chicken. Minor waited until ...

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Ex-NFL player’s wife murdered by husband’s girlfriend


A former NFL player’s wife was kidnapped by his alleged lover and killed in a murder-suicide along an Alabama interstate Thursday, according to reports. Sandra Barnett, who was married to former Buffalo Bills player Buster Barnett, was shot dead nearly 24 hours after being forced from her Ellenwood, Ga., home, WXIA reported. The 49-year-old victim, identified as a middle school ...

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Officer choked black man to death with a flashlight, family wants answers


By Nigel Boys Due to conflicting stories surrounding the death of 39-year-old Jonathan Sanders on Wednesday night, after an alleged altercation with white police officer Kevin Herrington, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has taken over the inquiry of the circumstances. While Sander’s attorney, Stewart Parish, insists that he was choked by Herrington with a flashlight and several family members witnessed ...

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VIDEO: Alabama Police Release Audio, Video Of Fatal Arrest

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April V. Taylor In what authorities are saying is an attempt to show they did nothing wrong, Alabama police have released hours of audio and video footage showing the moments just before Anthony Dwayne Ware, a Black man, died in custody after police say they pepper sprayed him. Ware, who had an active warrant for attempting to elude police, ran ...

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Report: Camille Cosby believes Bill had consent from his alleged victims

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Camille Cosby is known as a very intelligent woman, but her intelligence is being questioned after remarks she recently made in public. This week, Camille’s husband, comedian Bill Cosby, was hit with a series of media attacks after it was revealed that he admitted in 2005 that he bought Quaaludes with the intent of giving the drugs to women he ...

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