By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America Media Attorney General Eric Holder has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson. He’s certainly taken almost unprecedented lightning fast first steps in that direction. He’s got a phalanx of FBI agents assigned to the [...]
And the senselessness of the death of Michael Brown continues with the report that a neighbor, identified herself as a nurse. However, the Ferguson police officers on the scene, including Officer Darren Wilson the identified shooter, refused her offer to help. “Devin Stone, 28, a friend of Mr. Brown’s, was home in his apartment at [...]
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase. In 1999, on the opposite coast, an unarmed, 23-year-old [...]
Down Home Blues at the 6th Annual 2014 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival http://www.ci.bedford.tx.us/ Head to Bedford for some down home blues and a little BBQ. The 6th Annual 2014 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival a is a 3 day party (August 29-31) where blues singers (and a few rock bands) Robert Cray, Joe Louis [...]
Last Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, the Mid-Cities (TX) Chapter of The Links, Inc. hosted their 22nd Annual fund-raiser “A Knock-Out Affair”: Black-Tie Boxing Event. The Who’s Who of Black Dallas were in attendance to the chapter’s scholarship fund and community events throughout the year.
TMZ reports that just after her ex-husband Kevin Hart told the world via Instagram that he had proposed to his girlfriend and former alleged mistress, Eniko Parrish, Torrei Hart suffered through running into the couple at Atlanta’s famed strip club Magic City. Social Media has been a buzz, accusing the comedian of tossing a little [...]
Hollywood movie stars are not immune to the plague of police racial profiling. Recently, Nate Parker most known for his roles in Pride, The Great Debaters and Red Tails was pulled over for driving while Black as he drove to Ferguson to protest the killing of teen Michael Brown. The police allegedly pulled the actor [...]
Update: Saturday is August 23, not the 22nd as previously printed. The family has announced the homegoing celebration for Gerry Gilliam, a longtime leader in the business and community is Saturday, Aug. 23. Gerry was born in Joanna, South Carolina, and lived in Texas for over thirty years. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree [...]