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F*ck The City of Cleveland For What is Doing to the Family of Tamir Rice

If killing a small child for holding a toy gun, failing to convict the police officer who shot said small child and refused to medically assist him afterwards wasn’t enough, forcing the family of the murdered child to pay for his ambulance ride and hospital fees appears to be the icing on the cake for Cleveland — now officially the worst city in America. The family of Tamir Rice, the young Continue Reading

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Austin officer who shot naked teen feared for his life

An Austin police officer who shot and killed a naked, unarmed teen last week feared for his life and was following department training at the moment he fired, his attorney told the American-Statesman Monday. The Feb. 8 encounter between officer Geoffrey Freeman and 17-year-old David Joseph unfolded in a matter of seconds after Freeman exited his patrol car, and Joseph, who was behaving aggressively and erratically, was in “very Continue Reading

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New FBI Report Debunks Mythical “War on Police”

Throughout the United States, Americans believe there is a “war on police.” A recent survey found 58% of Americans agree with this sentiment. A new, privately-funded billboard campaign hijacks the “Black Lives Matter” moniker to read “Blue Lives Matter,” highlighting powerful pushback from law enforcement sympathizers against activists. The FBI’s 2014 report, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA), released this week, appears to support the notion that police officers Continue Reading

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Alabama Cop Gets SHUT DOWN When He Tried To Stop Man For ‘Jogging While Black’

An Alabama police officer recently got shut down when he tried to detain an African American man for doing nothing other than jogging. The man, Corey Dickerson, recorded the interaction, where he was essentially being harassed because of his ethnicity. Dickerson, was out of breath and resting when a police cruiser pulled up. The officer asked where he was going, even though the officer had no reason to suspect Continue Reading

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The Racial Justice Failures That Hillary Clinton Can’t Ignore

Clinton’s record is far from stellar. While the Black Lives Matter movement has focused attention on Bernie Sanders for his perceived racial justice deficiencies, no one seems to be giving much scrutiny to the civil rights record of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the impact their political work has had on the black community. History has not been kind to the Clintons’ record and it is possible that Bill Clinton Continue Reading

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What Happens When Minority Kids Are Taught Not to Talk About Race

We Are Change (nymag.com) Racial color-blindness sounds pretty good in theory. After all, aren’t we supposed to be judging people based only on the contents of their character, rather than the color of their skin? But critics of the idea say it has some serious downsides. They argue that since race is a major contributing factor in all sorts of societal outcomes, from who goes to jail to what Continue Reading

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Cops Say They Were ‘Completely Justified’ Aiming Guns At 11-Year-Old Who Was Playing With Toy Gun

It’s apparently not just BB-guns that can get little kids shot by the police these days. An 11-year-old African-American boy in Illinois was recently arrested by police who drew and aimed their guns at him, all because he was playing with a toy gun. Police claim that they were “completely justified” in handcuffing the boy, and aiming their weapons at – ready to shoot him if he made the slightest Continue Reading

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Controversial Journalist: “Relentless White Racism All The Time And Everywhere Is the Biggest Lie Of Our Lifetimes”

If you tuned your television exclusively to mainstream media broadcasts you’d probably think that racial violence and black victimization in America have reached a tipping point; that white-on-black crime was so out of control we were living under slavery or Jim Crow segregation again. But according to the controversial author of Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry and White Girl Bleed a Lot Colin Flaherty, this is the biggest lie in America. Continue Reading

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Brutal Honesty: This Is The Video About Racism They Don’t Want You To See

Though Americans were under the impression that race would improve after the election of a half-black man as President of the United States, the last eight years have witnessed a firestorm of assumptions, accusations, lies, division and violence. Racism, it seems, is not only alive and well, but worse than it has ever been. Or is it? Could it be that most Americans, regardless of the color of their skin, are Continue Reading

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African American Arrested for Drinking Iced Tea in Parking Lot Finally Cleared After Two Years

He was doing nothing other than standing in a parking lot and drinking a can of iced tea. But he found out that this can apparently get you arrested, all on it’s own. That’s what happened back on the evening of April 27th, in 2013. Two men had been outside waiting for friends to arrive. They were standing in the parking lot outside of a state-owned ABC Liquor Store. One of those Continue Reading

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6 Ways to Undermine American Fascism

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer Waking Times “Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.” –Khalil Gibran We live in a culture that’s suffocating under the stifling cross-stitched blanket of state and corporate power, and there is a single word sewn onto that two-sided blanket: Fascism. As it stands, the U.S. fits Continue Reading

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John Crawford’s Family Just Filed Lawsuit Against Beavercreek Police and Walmart

  Last month Beavercreek Police Chief Evers indicated to us that a lawsuit might be set in motion against them soon. He noted that they had received several calls asking about the limits of the City and Department’s insurance policies. Today, his fears have been confirmed. Lawyers for John Crawford’s family have filed suit against the Beavercreek Police Department and Walmart which it says both colluded with police in Continue Reading

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