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New York Lawmaker Wants To Outlaw Police Chokeholds Once And For All

New York Lawmaker Wants To Outlaw Police Chokeholds Once And For All

NEW YORK — It’s been almost two weeks since Eric Garner died on Staten Island after being put into a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Since Garner’s death, photo and video evidence has emerged showing New York City police officers using apparent chokeholds to apprehend two other suspects, both…

Why Bad New York Cops Can Get Away With Abuse

Why Bad New York Cops Can Get Away With Abuse

NEW YORK — Two years ago, a black man named Darren Collins claimed that a New York City cop humiliated him in front of his friends in broad daylight, pulling down his pants and underwear on the street and tapping his testicles in an unlawful search for drugs.…

‘Hidden Colors’ Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed: ‘Eric Garner Was Lynched’

‘Hidden Colors’ Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed: ‘Eric Garner Was Lynched’

Are there rules to racism? Tariq Nasheed, also known as “Tariq Elite,” is a celebrated author, motivational speaker, radio personality and now filmmaker. Nasheed’s latest project, “Hidden Colors,” is a series of documentary films that detail the history of racism. The films include professors, rappers and comedians offering their thoughts on race.…

ESPN SUSPENDS SMITH FOR COMMENTS ON ABUSE

ESPN SUSPENDS SMITH FOR COMMENTS ON ABUSE

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his…

A Meme to Mock? No Way. I See a Black Woman’s Audacious and All-Too-Rare Confidence

A Meme to Mock? No Way. I See a Black Woman’s Audacious and All-Too-Rare Confidence

The photo of a full-figured black woman who looks to be wearing a tank top as a skirt…

Ray Rice, Stephen A. Smith and the Black Male Masculinity Problematic

Ray Rice, Stephen A. Smith and the Black Male Masculinity Problematic

SHOCKED! When I listened to ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith on Friday July 25th say over and over…

Aretha Franklin Set To Debut New Music During Ohio State Fair Performance

Aretha Franklin Set To Debut New Music During Ohio State Fair Performance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She’s…

Rick Ross Wants You To Eat At His Restaurants, But Don’t Bring Your Gun

Rick Ross Wants You To Eat At His Restaurants, But Don’t Bring Your Gun

Six jewel-encrusted gold chains jangle on Rick Ross’s neck as he lays out his plan to stay “rich…

Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Maternal Health Act?

Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Maternal Health Act?

Maternal deaths are on the rise in the United States and it seems like no one gives a…

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama’s Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama’s Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants…

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