Louisiana state troopers charged in beating of Black man..

(AP) — State prosecutors have charged three Louisiana State Police troopers accused of beating a Black motorist, hoisting him to his feet by his hair braids and bragging in text messages that the “whoopin’” would give him “nightmares for a long time.” The misdemeanor simple battery charges in the 2020 arrest of Antonio Harris come amid mounting scrutiny of the state’s premier law enforcement agency … Continue reading Louisiana state troopers charged in beating of Black man..

Donovon Lynch family’s federal lawsuit to move forward against City of Virginia Beach & Officer Solomon Simmons

A federal judge found that the Lynch family has enough evidence to complain that Virginia Beach failed to train its police officers to an appropriate standard. ( 13NewsNow.com ) Continue reading Donovon Lynch family’s federal lawsuit to move forward against City of Virginia Beach & Officer Solomon Simmons

Ex-officer Brett Hankison was found not guilty of endangering Breonna Taylor’s neighbors in a botched raid

( CNN.com ) A jury on Thursday acquitted Brett Hankison of all three counts of felony wanton endangerment in the botched raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. The former Louisville Metro Police Department detective was the only officer charged in connection with the March 2020 shooting, but the charges were not for her death. Hankison, 45, was tried for firing bullets through Taylor’s window and sliding glass door … Continue reading Ex-officer Brett Hankison was found not guilty of endangering Breonna Taylor’s neighbors in a botched raid

The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals

Wilma Rudolph By the age of 20, Tennessee’s Wilma Rudolph was the fastest woman in the world. She’d won one bronze and three gold medals, including in the 100 meters at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy. But for her family, the fact Rudolph could walk, let alone run, was the greatest miracle. At her 1940 birth in the St. Bethlehem section of Clarksville, Tennessee, … Continue reading The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals

The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals

Alice Coachman Born in Albany, Georgia in 1923, Alice Coachman was one of 10 children and a sports prodigy from an early age. As an African American, she could neither practice in local training facilities like gymnasiums or tracks, nor compete in local competitions, due to Jim Crow segregation laws in the South. Instead, she tied rags, ropes and sticks together in a field near her home and practiced … Continue reading The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals

Black Lives Matter sent millions to Canada charity to buy mansion

Black Lives Matter transferred millions to a Canadian charity run by the wife of its co-founder to purchase a sprawling mansion that had once served as the headquarters of the Communist Party, public records show. M4BJ, a Toronto-based non-profit set up by Janaya Khan and other Canadian activists, snagged the 10,000 square foot historic property for the equivalent of $6.3 million in cash in July … Continue reading Black Lives Matter sent millions to Canada charity to buy mansion

Former Chesapeake basketball coach convicted of robbery released from prison after pardon

( WTKR.com ) CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Brian Faulcon, a former junior varsity basketball coach, has spent nearly a decade trying to prove he is not the gunman who robbed a pizza delivery woman in 2012. Now, after family and friends organized a petition for Gov. Ralph Northam to issue a pardon before his term ends this month, he has issued one. On Tuesday, we got confirmation that Gov. Northam … Continue reading Former Chesapeake basketball coach convicted of robbery released from prison after pardon

Donovon Lynch Family to hold press conference today at 1pm in Town Center

The press conference will be held at the HIVE at 140 Independence Boulevard on December 1 at 1 p.m. Donovon’s Father response to Local News yesterday on the results of the state investigation in the police shooting/murder of his son, see below. “While disappointed with the conclusions drawn by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the state’s investigation, we were not surprised,” said Wayne Lynch, Donovon’s father. … Continue reading Donovon Lynch Family to hold press conference today at 1pm in Town Center

All 3 men guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

CNN.com Judge asks Ahmaud Arbery’s father to leave the courtroom after he cheers “guilty” verdict Judge Timothy Walmsley asked Marcus Arbery Sr., the father of Ahmaud Arbery, to leave the courtroom after he reacted to the guilty verdict of Travis McMichael – the man who shot his son. Arbery exclaimed “Woohoo!” after the first guilty verdict was read. “I ask that whoever just made an outburst be … Continue reading All 3 men guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery