Monthly Archives: February 2016

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Explains the Blank-out Campaign, Calls Out Trump’s Bigotry

By Roland Martin

Roland Martin talks to Eddie S. Glaude Jr. about his new book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the American Soul, Donald Trump, the current black leadership’s ineffectiveness, and what he thinks the black community needs to do in the presidential election.

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Pastor Shot Dead By Brother In Dayton Church [VIDEO]

By The Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio pastor with deep roots in the Dayton community was shot and killed at his church, and police have taken his brother into custody for the slaying.

Dayton police say 70-year-old William B. Schooler was shot around 12:30 p.m. Sunday while in his office at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church. Despite early witness accounts, police say Schooler was not in the pulpit when he was attacked.

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Family Of Missing Memphis Woman Deborah Walker–Lusk Continues Search

By Jeff Mays

Deborah Walker–Lusk

Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans.

To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile missing persons and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing.


Deborah Walker–Lusk

Case Type: Endangered

DOB: Aug. 16, 1949

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Family Of Missing Memphis Woman Deborah Walker–Lusk Continues Search

By Jeff Mays

Deborah Walker–Lusk

Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African-Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.

NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans.

To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile missing persons and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing.


Deborah Walker–Lusk

Case Type: Endangered
DOB: Aug. 16, 1949
Missing Date: …read more

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7-Year-Old Alabama Boy Faces School Suspension Over Controversial Haircut

By Zon D'Amour

A 7-year-old boy in Birmingham, Alabama was nearly suspended for breaking a rule that most people would consider trivial. Rashaad Hunter is an honors student at Greenwood Elementary School in Bessemer. He was removed from class and forced to call his mother because the part in his hair was too deep.

“He was upset and he said I had to come get him out of school because he was being suspended. He was pulled out of class, saying that he had a design in his head but it really wasn’t a design, it was a part,” said Rashaad’s mother Keisha Rembert.

According to WBRC, the school has strict regulations over acceptable hairstyles. “We allow small parts but not excessively long parts that are done as designs. That part in that young man’s hair would be considered a design,” commented the school’s Superintendent Dr. Fred Primm.

Rembert shared that the experience of being reprimanded by school administrators has affected her son’s self esteem.

“He was walking with his head down, when I saw him he was teary-eyed at first because he doesn’t want to be suspended for no part in his head. I told him, ‘Don’t hold your head down…continue to make these …read more

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Seattle NAACP Leader Accuses White Cops Of ‘Coldblooded Murder’

By Nigel Roberts

Another controversy has emerged over the police killing of a Black man. Civil rights leaders in Seattle reject the official police version of the shooting and are raising their voices in protest.

At a recent press conference, Seattle King County NAACP President Gerald Hankerson called the killing a “coldblooded murder,” the Seattle Times reports.

According to authorities, police officers were conducting surveillance Sunday afternoon. They observed what appeared to be a drug deal and identified a known felon, Che Andre Taylor, 47, with a holstered gun, the Times says.

A police dash cam video appears to show Taylor standing at the passenger door of a vehicle when officers approached him with their guns drawn. The officers are heard yelling “hands up” and ordering him to get on the ground.

The police and a civilian witness said Taylor did not follow their orders and reached for his gun, which they later recovered. Authorities said that’s when two officers opened fire. Taylor died from his gunshot wounds at Harborview Medical Center.

The Times reports that Hankerson became angry when disputing the police’s interpretation of the video. He believes it shows Taylor putting his hands in the air. But the video records Taylor’s actions from the …read more

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Mom of Slain Teacher Says She’s ‘So Very Broken’

By Associated Press

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Massachusetts teenager convicted of raping and killing his high school math teacher (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

The mother of a Massachusetts high school math teacher killed by one of her students says the death has left her “so very broken.”

Peggie Ritzer was the last of nine people to read victim-impact statements at the sentencing hearing Friday for 17-year-old Philip Chism (CHIHZ’-um). He was 14 when he killed Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in 2013.

Her father, Tom, said a dad’s job is to fix things, and he would do anything to fix what happened to his daughter.

Colleen Ritzer’s brother and sister, colleagues and lifelong friends described a young woman who loved her job, loved her students, loved life and never had a negative word to say.

Prosecutors have asked the judge to send Chism to prison for 50 years.

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10:30 a.m.

The sentencing hearing for a Massachusetts teenager convicted of raping and killing his high school math teacher is underway.

A judge is expected to sentence 17-year-old Philip Chism (CHIHZ-um) on Friday after hearing nine victim-impact statements from Colleen Ritzer’s family and friends.

Many of them are wearing pink, Ritzer’s favorite color.

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Mark Zuckerberg Rips FB Employees for Replacing ‘Black Lives Matter’ With All Lives Matter

By EURWeb

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Mark Zuckerberg has had enough of Facebook employees replacing “Black Lives Matter” on the company’s signature wall with “All Lives Matter.”

So much so that the Facebook co-founder personally got involved with addressing the situation with a company announcement page. I

In a private memo, Zuckerberg was not shy about how he felt, saying he won’t he won’t stand for the 98% white staff at his Menlo Park, California office silencing the speech of others.

“We’ve never had rules around what people can write on our walls,” Zuckerberg said in the post. “We expect everybody to treat each other with respect.”

To read Zuckerberg’s memo in its entirety, scroll below:

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Hillary Clinton Meets With Mothers Of Sons Slain By Police In South Carolina [PHOTO]

By EURweb.com

Hilary Clinton

In her continued quest to win African American voters, Hillary Clinton met with a unique group of black mothers at a campaign event in South Carolina on Tuesday.

The mothers all had children die from police brutality. In attendance, at a town hall meeting at Central Baptist Church in Columbia, were Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin), Geneva Reed-Veal (Sandra Bland), Gwen Carr (Eric Garner), and Maria Hamilton (Dontre Hamilton).

Clinton first met with the group a year ago, and the mothers plan to host engagements several more times on Clinton’s behalf in South Carolina over the next several days. Many believe the group is key to helping Hillary win over the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

“Secretary Clinton was the first to even mention Black Lives Matter,” said Sybrina Fulton, the mother of shooting victim Trayvon Martin, “and she was the first to reach out to us to even show she cared.”

On Wednesday, Clinton gave an emotional response to SiriusXM’s Joe Madison about meeting with the mothers, and why the country needs to end “the epidemic of gun violence.”

Hillary Clinton meeting Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden
(Photo Credit: Lezley McSpadden)

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Shooter, Three Others Dead In Kansas Workplace Shooting

By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — A county sheriff said Thursday it is possible “as many” as three to four people are dead, including a suspect, and up to 20 people may be injured after a series of shootings in south-central Kansas.

The Daily Mail has identified the shooter as 38-year-old Cedric Ford, a former employee at Excel Industries. Early reports says Ford, who may have had mental issues, was bullied by coworkers at some point.

Ford and four others are dead. Multiple others are injured.

Sheriff T. Walton said at a news conference Thursday evening there are “a number of crime scenes involved,” including the Excel Industries plant in Hesston, north of Wichita, which manufactures lawn mower products. The suspect, who Walton said was an Excel employee, was fatally shot by authorities.

The sheriff said a shooting also took place in the plant parking lot and two other locations nearby. The scene at Excel Industries has been secured, he said.

“We want to get everybody identified. We’re working on that,” Walton said.

The shooting comes less than a week after authorities say a man opened fire at several locations in Kalamazoo, Michigan, leaving six people dead and two severely wounded.

Walton said a lot was still unknown …read more

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