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Gruesome video surfaces on social media following double homicide in 2017 at Washington Park gas station

Gruesome video surfaces on social media following double homicide in 2017 at Washington Park gas station


Chicago - Two people were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting early Friday at a gas station in the Washington Park neighborhood.

Witnesses told police a gray four-door Chevy pulled up to the GoLo gas station at 51st Street and Indiana Avenue just before 2 a.m., fired several shots, and then took off.

There were at least 32 shell casings on the ground outside the gas station after the shooting.

A 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 24-year-old man was taken to Stroger hospital, where he also was pronounced dead. Witnesses said the two men were very close friends

UNC cops arrest 7 at Silent Sam rally as anti-racist protestors clash with Confederates

UNC cops arrest 7 at Silent Sam rally as anti-racist protestors clash with Confederates


Police at the university of North Carolina arrested seven people during a protest of the confederate statue Silent Sam, which was ripped down on Monday night, NBC News reports. The statue, which celebrates the Confederacy and was dedicated with a speech celebrating white supremacy, is in storage, but the university has announced that it will be put back up in the next three months. The rally was tense as a barefoot man in Confederate garb and claimed the statue “wasn’t about racism or nothin’ like that” and as anti-racist protestors destroyed one Confederate flag and tried to burn another. Watch protest videos from Twitter and local news below. Several March with confederate flags toward Silent Sam. @wfmypic.twitter.com/zdTJE01XEJ — Jessica Winters (@JessWintersTV) August 25, 2018 Gave him a little escort off campus :-) #unc#silentsampic.twitter.com/3g2mKSC5Zf — Rachel Ponti (@RachelPonti) August 2…

The Serena Williams 'Catsuit' Controversy

The Serena Williams 'Catsuit' Controversy


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Police knew unarmed man was mentally ill before fatally shooting him, lawsuit says

Police knew unarmed man was mentally ill before fatally shooting him, lawsuit says

A fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man that was captured by a bystander’s camera and sparked a protest in Tulare in March has resulted in a federal civil rights lawsuit. Anyka Harris has sued the city of Tulare, its police department and the officers who shot her 27-year-old son, Jontell Reedom. In the lawsuit, Harris’ lawyers, Dale Galipo and Bradley Kramer of Southern California, said police knew Reedom was mentally ill, so they should have used other methods to de-escalate the situation. The lawyers are seeking damages in U.S. District Court in Fresno for excessive force, wrongful death, negligence and inadequate police training. The shooting of Reedom, a former Tulare Union High School football standout, was captured on video by a bystander. It happened while tensions are high nationwide between law enforcement agencies and communities of color, following several high-profile police shootin…

Still blackballed: American football's most recognisable exile

Still blackballed: American football's most recognisable exile


24 Aug 2018

It has been roughly 600 days since the embattled American football player, Colin Kaepernick, suited up to compete in the National Football League. Another season of the sport, which has effectively succeeded baseball as America's favourite sport, is due to kick off on September 6, without supremely skilled Kaepernick on an NFL roster.

While marooned from the NFL, Kaepernick - and the movement he spearheaded at the beginning of his final season - remains a topic of popular sporting and political discussions. By kneeling during the US national anthem before each match, Kaepernick was standing against the structural racism pervading American streets, manifested most violently by the police brutality against unarmed black civilians. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour," Kaepernick said to NFL media before the 2016 regul…

Indiana principal apologizes after using N-word during schoolwide assembly

An Indiana principal issued an apology after he used the N-Word during a schoolwide assembly, reported Fox 59 news.


Chuck Weisenbach said he was giving a speech about empathy and used the N-word as an example of a hurtful word that should not be used.

“Among the list of words and phrases was the N-word. I, in no way, used the word in derogatory fashion, but instead to illustrate its ugliness,” Weisenbach said.

He said he made a mistake in using the word as an example and apologized for offending students and faculty.

“As educators, we are often tasked with discussing uncomfortable matters, especially as it related to race and discrimination,” said Weisenbach.

He added, “I am deeply sorry and in no way intended for my attempt at educating our students to hurt anyone. I ask for your grace and forgiveness in this matter.”

Listen to his audio apology below.


Police accuse three over toppled Confederate statue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Police accuse three over toppled Confederate statue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police accused three people of violations related to the toppling of a statue of a Confederate soldier on campus, a university police spokesman said on Friday. About 300 demonstrators gathered on Monday evening for a protest and march at the base of Silent Sam, a memorial erected in 1913 to soldiers of the pro-slavery Confederacy killed during the Civil War. Protesters pulled the statue down with rope, cheering as it lay face down in the mud, its head and back covered in dirt. Each of the three people faces misdemeanor charges of riot and defacing of a public monument, university police spokesman Randy Young said in an emailed statement. The three are not affiliated with the University of North Carolina, Young said. The police investigation is ongoing and there may be additional arrests, he said. The incident was part of a recent movement to dismantle U.S. Civ…

White college student charged with making false rape claims against Black football players rolls her eyes at her sentencing

White college student charged with making false rape claims against Black football players rolls her eyes at her sentencing


Nikki Yovino may have plead guilty to making false rape claims against two football players at a Connecticut college – but that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s remorseful. The former Sacred Heart University student claimed she was raped by two men during a party in 2016, but then later admitted to making up the allegations because she wanted a potential love interest to feel sympathy for her. She shocked witnesses when she rolled her eyes in court as one of her victims spoke about how her false allegations ruined his life.

The two students she accused had remained anonymous up until Thursday. One of the men, Malik St. Hilaire, stepped forward to read a victim impact statement to the courtroom. In his statement St. Hilaire explained how Yovino’s false claims got him expelled from school. “I went from being a college student to sitting at home being expelled with no …

White Sox Kopech apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets

White Sox Kopech apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets


CHICAGO — White Sox rookie pitcher Michael Kopech has apologized for racist and homophobic tweets he posted as a 17-year-old and has since deleted. The tweets from 2013 surfaced Tuesday as Kopech made his major league debut. “I had to delete some stuff,” Kopech told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday. “Things I said that were immature and inappropriate. I used some poor language in there. Obviously, I’m trying to be looked at as a role model and the last thing I want to do is have some kid look at what I’m saying and take it the wrong way. “It’s unfortunate that I was ever at that point mentally, but it’s not who I am now. Yeah, I cleaned some tweets up and tried to get rid of them. But, obviously, people saw them. It’s not who I am now and it’s not who I want to be. It was something I did in high school, and with everything I’ve gone through in pro ball the last five seasons I feel like a big part of my career was maturing. Hat…

Adam Catzavelos apologises for racist South African rant

Adam Catzavelos apologises for racist South African rant


A South African man has apologised for the "unspeakable pain" he has caused after making a racist slur in a video widely shared on social media.

Adam Catzavelos filmed himself on a beach, saying it was "heaven on earth" as there were no black people there.

In the video, he said a derogatory term used historically by white people to denigrate black South Africans.

He said he felt "total shame" seeing it again and such "stupid comments" stalled the healing of racial tensions.

Africa Live: More on this and other other storiesWhy South Africa's born-free generation is not happy

Racism remains a major issue in South Africa, where white-minority rule ended in 1994.

'I will spend my life repenting'

On Wednesday, his family sacked him from the family business after the hashtag #AdamCatzavelos began trending when the video went viral on social media. It is not clear where it was filmed.

Georgia superintendent recorded in racist rant

Georgia superintendent recorded in racist ran


A Georgia schools superintendent accused of using racist language in two recorded conversations and of discriminating against a black employee has been placed on administrative leave.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Buford School System placed Superintendent Geye (pronounced GUY) Hamby on leave effective Tuesday. News outlets reported Tuesday that the race-discrimination lawsuit says Hamby repeatedly used slurs to refer to black workers at a construction site, saying he wanted to kill them. The plaintiff, 66-year-old Mary Ingram, worked for the district for nearly two decades before she was fired in 2017. She says she was discriminated against for speaking up for the black community at school board meetings. Hamby declined to comment on the advice of district counsel. School board attorney Walt Britt says the recordings' authenticity hasn't been determined.

A Black Teen Was Assaulted After Criticizing a Confederate Flag at a Country Music Festival

A Black Teen Was Assaulted After Criticizing a Confederate Flag at a Country Music Festival

When a black teenager saw three young men flying a Confederate flag from their pickup truck at a music festival, he spoke out. But they didn’t want to hear it, with one man jumping from the Ford and assaulting the teen, according to local police. On Sunday night in Brownsville, Oregon, at the Willamette Country Music Festival — which featured artists including Lady Antebellum and Kid Rock — an argument broke out between the 18-year-old and three men driving through the festival’s camping area waving a large Confederate flag.
“The victim who was walking in the area yelled something to the males about their flag because he did not like it,” a press release put out by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said. “One male jumped out of the pickup and he and the victim exchanged further name-calling. The suspect hit the victim several times and then drove off.”

The teen’s friends found him and called the…

Prisoners nationwide go on strike to protest 'modern-day slavery'

Prisoners nationwide go on strike to protest 'modern-day slavery'
Prison inmates nationwide plan to put pressure on the country's penal system by going on a two-week strike beginning Tuesday.
The strike is timed to begin on the anniversary of the killing of jailed African American activist and inmate George Jackson. He was killed by a guard in 1971 after taking guards and two inmates hostage in a bid to escape from San Quentin State Prison in California.  
The final day of the strike — Sept. 9 — also carries symbolism. That's the day in 1971 that the Attica Prison riots in New York began, eventually leaving over 40 people dead when police stormed in to re-take the facility.
Prisoners leading the protests say the strike is aimed at ending what they call "modern-day slavery." Inmates complain they are paid pennies on the dollar per hour for labor.
The event is spearheaded by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, a network of imprisoned prisoner rights advocates based out of L…

Chicago violence attract so much attention?I

Chicago violence attract so much attention?

It is no longer news that the violence that plagued Chicago during the Aug. 3 weekend was one of the deadliest weekends in the past two years in the city, ending in a spree of gun violence that left 74 people shot, including 12 dead.

In almost predictable fashion, news media picked up the story and ran with it, with the reports of the fatalities spreading into foreign media sites like the BBC, which quoted pastor and emergency administrator Donovan Price equating the city to a “war zone.”
The story, like most stories surrounding Chicago’s gun violence, dominated the news cycle for a full 24 hours, maybe running into a second day. At this point, at least outside of the city, the chatter of what happened has ultimately simmered down, roiling underneath the silence until the next acts of violence shake the city.

But does Chicago deserve this level of scrutiny and the constant associations of violence to its name? Is Chicago really that bad?

The…

Colin Kaepernick's lawyer: John Elway violated gag order in collusion case

Colin Kaepernick's lawyer: John Elway violated gag order in collusion case

Last week,Denver Broncos general manager John Elway talked with media about the prospect of signing Colin Kaepernick in light of the team’s struggles at backup quarterback. “Well, you know what, and I said this a while ago, Colin had his chance to be here,” Elway said. “We offered him a contract. He didn’t take it.” Elway was referring to failed 2016 trade discussions with the San Francisco 49ers that Kaepernick  nixed when he was asked to take a a pay cut from $11.9 million to $7 million. Elway admitted he might have violated confidentiality order While talking about Kaepernick, Elway appeared to violate a confidentiality order from his deposition in Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL. And he recognized that potential violation as he spoke. “As I said at my deposition – and I don’t know if I’m legally able to say this – hey, he’s had his chance to be here,” Elway said. “He passed it.” Mark Geragos…

WATCH: Tearful black girl booted from class at Christian school over ‘unnatural’ hair

WATCH: Tearful black girl booted from class at Christian school over ‘unnatural’ hair


A black girl was pulled out of class and humiliated in front of her classmates over her “unnatural” hair extensions. A video of the incident was posted on Instagram, showing the tearful girl gathering her books and other belongings before leaving school with her parents, reported WGNO-TV. Christ the King Parish School allows only “natural” hair, and the girl had already gotten her braided hair extensions redone last week in an attempt to comply with the policy. “The new hairstyle was still not in compliance with the new hairstyle policy,” said Archdiocese Catholic Schools Superintendent RaeNell Billiot Houston. “At that point the parent made the decision to remove her child from the school.”
The Instagram video shows a white teacher or school official explaining why the girl was removed from class.

Remember Steven Rosenthal:

Remember Steven Rosenthal:

Remember Steven Rosenthal: More than 100 people gathered in Chicago on Sunday evening to protest the death of Steven Rosenthal, a 15-year-old boy who police say shot himself in the stairwell of his West Side home, Aug. 18, 2018 following a brief chase with officers. Police say that officers tried to question the teen after seeing him with the weapon just before 7 p.m. on Friday. The teen ran, officers gave chase, and a short time later, Rosenthal had sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head, the Chicago Tribune reports. The medical examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide. However, Rosenthal’s family members are not so convinced, rejecting the notion that the teen would have killed himself, and blaming officers instead, whom they accused of shooting the teen.
“Steven was on the stairwell of his grandmother’s house on the West Side of Chicago when police officers stormed up the stairwell chasing,” the family’s attorney, Andrew Stroth, said at a news con…

WV among worst states for police shooting African-Americans

WV among worst states for police shooting African-Americans


Police killing black Americans is one of the oldest forms of structural racism in the USA. The act traces its roots to slavery.” — The Lancet, June 21, 20118 From 2013-2016, 303 unarmed African-Americans were shot and killed by police in the U.S. Women accounted for 25 of these deaths. And, of the 50 states, West Virginia had one of the highest rates of African-American deaths (19 per million) by law enforcement, more than triple the shootings of white people (5.8 per million) by police (per 2017 report: “Mapping Police Violence”). For those of you unfamiliar with The Lancet, it is a British academic medical journal, one of the most respected in the world. The above quote was a description of the findings of a recently released report, as described below. In that June 12, 2018, Lancet report, researchers found: “Police killings of unarmed black Americans have a meaningful ... impact on the mental health of black Americans”; an…

Trump speechwriter fired after he was outed for appearance at conference beside white nationalist

Trump speechwriter fired after he was outed for appearance at conference beside white nationalist


President Donald Trump’s speechwriter was fired last week after news broke that he had spoken at a news conference attended by well-known white nationalists. According to The Washington PostDarren Beattie was ousted Friday after it became public that he appeared at the 2016 H.L. Menchen Club conference. Bettie spoke on a panel with Peter Brimelow, who founded the anti-immigrant website Vdare.com. The Southern Poverty Law Center cited Brimelow as a “white nationalist” and “regularly publishes works by white supremacists, anti-Semites, and others on the radical right.” Brimelow described himself as someone who believes in “racial nationalism” hopes the future of the United States precipitates along “racial lines.” CNN’s KFile reported Sunday that infamous white nationalist Richard Spencer is a prominent figure at the Menchen event. When the KFile reached out to the White House for comment a…