The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice came together for the first time on Dec. 12 to sit for a joint interview with CNN?s Anderson Cooper. The moms of the four dead unarmed black males along with attorney Benjamin Crump, expressed to Cooper if their sons were white they would still be alive. Gwen Carr the mother of Garner, who was killed after being placed in a chokehold by a Staten Island police officer told Cooper when asked, she was sure her son?s right?s were violated.
Gwen Carr:Yes they were. Yes they definitely were. Because if Eric Garner was a white man in Suffolk county doing the same thing that he was doing. Even if he would have been caught selling cigarettes that day, they would have given him a summons and he wouldn’t have lost his life that day. I believe…
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Lauryn Hill is the latest artist to add her voice to the outcry over the injustice done in Ferguson, Missouri.
Whether expressing their anger on social media or taking the streets with protesters?or even pushing back a product release?celebrities have not held their tongue about how they feel over the fact that officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in Michael Brown?s shooting death.
Now, Lauryn has dropped a song titled ?Black Rage? that she recorded in her living room. Set to the tune of ?My Favorite Things? from the musical ?The Sound Of Music,? Lauryn runs down the list of why it is that Black people are frustrated with the justice system?and the very notion that racism is no longer a thing.
One thing is for sure, you?ll never be able to hear ?My…
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A 20-year old man was found dead during the protests, riots and looting caused by Officer Darren Wilson going free for killing an unarmed black teen, Michael brown, in Ferguson Missouri a few months ago.
DeAndre Joshua was found dead in a car near Ferguson Canfield Green Apartments according to NY Daily News. Police have not reported the reason for his death but reports state the driver side window was shot out.
KTVI reported that witnesses overheard a group of men arguing about robbing someone.
It’s a Saturday morning, and the streets are empty. A few blocks from home, Brown and Johnson are walking in the middle of the road. This is when Officer Darren Wilson pulls up — and when Johnson and Wilson’s accounts begin to both converge and diverge.
As Wilson tells the story, he was extremely, unfailingly polite — more befuddled than anything else by these two young black men who seem to have forgotten to use the sidewalk. “Hey guys, why don’t you walk on the sidewalk,” he remembers saying. That’s not how Johnson tells it.
“He said ‘Get the F on the sidewalk!'” Johnson tells the grand jury. Either way, on this next point, Johnson and Wilson agree. It’s Johnson who replies and says they’re just a minute from their homes, and they’ll be off the street shortly.
It should be noted that this young man keeps telling the exact…
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“You have broken our hearts, but you have not broken our backs!” -Reverend Al Sharpton
Reverend Al Sharpton held a press conference today and by God it’s one of the best post Darren Wilson non-indictment speeches we’ve heard! Sharpton’s speeches always have lessons wrapped around powerful statements that make you want to quote him and those one was no different.
Ever the riveting speaker, Reverend Sharpton called prosecutor Robert McCulloch out for lying to the American public and trying to make Michael Brown out to be a criminal, he created a laughable moment when he mentioned Darren Wilson’s testimony, which included Wilson comparing Brown to Hulk Hogan and he rounded it out with a plan and hope. “How do you have a man on the force who feels like he’s a child…
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