Child Gets Cops Called on Him for Delivering Newspapers

Brandie Sharp

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”

T-Mobile employee calls 911 on man buying a phone

T-Mobile Store

In African American news, In yet another installment of #Hello911TheyBlack, two African American men shopping found themselves in a potentially deadly encounter with police. According to published news reports, the incident occurred at a T-Mobile store in Fresno, California, and involved Dorian Johnson, 26, and his uncle Vincent Lemar, who went looking for the new iPhone. They were driven to the store by Dorian’s girlfriend, Gloria Bush.i Continue reading “T-Mobile employee calls 911 on man buying a phone”