Alabama police say a black man mistaken for an active shooter during a mall shooting had “heightened the sense of threat” by drawing his own firearm after shots rang out. Continue reading “Alabama police offer new explanation for shooting wrong man”
When Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas in September, Dazia Lee’s tragic story made national headlines. Thinking the storm had passed on Sept. 16, the 20-year-old Lee headed out to her grandmother’s house with her 1-year-old son, Kaiden, strapped in his car seat. The drive took a tragic turn when a flash flood overcame the car, and as Lee tried to escape with her toddler, she lost him to the surging floodwaters. Continue reading “Mother Charged With Death of Her Toddler During Hurricane Florence Gets NAACP Support”
Corey Lewis was babysitting two white children, and the cops were called on him by a white woman. The moment was captured on video and the parents are in disbelief. Continue reading “Parents ‘In Disbelief’ When Woman Calls The Cops On Their Black Babysitter”
One of the proudest days a person can have is moving into their brand-new home. But for one Black man in Tonganoxie, Kansas, it turned into a scary moment with police and handcuffs. Continue reading “Black vet handcuffed by cops while moving into his new home”
A brave Delta employee is being hailed for alerting the authorities to a case of felony cultural appropriation when a black woman disrespected the heritage of white women everywhere by asking to speak to the manager. Continue reading “Becky Calls Police on Black Woman For Asking to Speak To a Manager”
A Wisconsin politician was knocking on doors, canvassing the district she hopes to represent come November when one the constituents called the police. Continue reading “Someone Called The Police On This Black Politician”
A ride home from church turned into a frightening police encounter for a Black teen near Milwaukee. Akil Carter, 18, was picked up by his White grandmother and friend as she was going home from church to give him a ride to work. A few minutes later Wauwatosa Police pulled over the blue Lexus and ordered Akil out of the car at gunpoint, then cuffed him and placed him in the back of the squad car. Continue reading “Police detain Black teen for riding with his White grandmother”
A Florida resort helped America’s first black billionaire set a new world record when they assisted him with becoming the first black person to ask for the police to be called on himself after the luxury hotel denied him entry because he was black wearing sunglasses. Continue reading “Billionaire Founder Bob Johnson Wasn’t Allowed to Check into Florida Hotel”
“You’re standing on public property, ma’am. This is not public property,” starts the now-viral #BrooklynBecky video. The 19-year-old white woman of Puerto Rican heritage, who uses the name “Bella” on social media, directed her confused statement to Darsell Obregon, as she called the police on her.
Why did Brooklyn Becky alert the authorities? For Obregon’s very serious crime of standing in her doorway during a rainstorm, and waiting for an Uber while being perceived (incorrectly, according to Obregon) as a black woman. Continue reading “#BrooklynBecky Exposes ‘Wokewashed’ White Supremacy”
In African American News, For many kids and their families, summer jobs are a rite of passage: a way of imparting lessons about responsibility and hard work, and finally having a response to the age-old parental question, “you have McDonald’s money?”
But one Ohio family says their summer job instead turned into a lesson on racial profiling.
As WABC TV reports, Brandie Sharp had taken her two sons, Mycah, 17, and Uriah, 11, to deliver newspaper ads to a neighborhood in Upper Arlington. The point, Sharp said, was “teaching them how to work, how to be productive and how to stay busy.” Continue reading “Child Gets Cops Called on Him for Delivering Newspapers”