Cop in Sandra Bland Case Threaten to “Light her Up” Because she wouldn’t Put Out Cigarette
According to newly released police video, a Texas trooper threatened Sandra Bland with a Taser when he ordered her out of her vehicle during a traffic stop on July 10, three days before she was found dead in a county jail.
Bland — a 28-year old African American woman — was stopped for failing to signal while changing lanes, but the routine traffic stop turned confrontational after the officer, Brian Encinia, ordered Bland to put out her cigarette.
Confederate Flag Lovers Terrorize Family Birthday Party [VIDEO]
A black child’s birthday party in Georgia was interrupted by a group of men driving pickup trucks with Confederate flags who were allegedly armed and threatening violence.
Video of the incident showed at least seven trucks with both Confederate and American flags driving past the outraged party-goers in Douglasville on Saturday.
A woman who posted a second video says that one of the white truck drivers, who she alleged were armed, said he would ‘kill y’all [N-words]’.
‘This is a child’s birthday party,’ someone is heard yelling at the men.
The Origins of Gospel Music by Robert Marovich’s new Book
Robert Marovich’s latest book traces gospel music’s origins and honors those who devoted themselves to the gospel by showing how various, and how important, that devotion has been.
Today gospel performers, like Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples, are widely respected not only for their music, but for their association with the civil rights movement and the black liberation struggle. Jackson is even thought to have prodded Martin Luther King, Jr. to launch into his “I Have a Dream” speech. But gospel’s status, and respectability, was not always so secure. In fact, according to Robert M. Marovich’s new study of Chicago gospel, A City Called Heaven, there was a time when gospel was seen as decidedly unrespectable — as a scandal and a disgrace.
CVS Drugstore Found to Have Employees Profile Minorities Shoppers
Managers at CVS Pharmacy Inc stores in New York City required loss prevention staff to racially profile shoppers and subjected minority employees to racist slurs, a lawsuit against the Rhode Island-based company claimed.
The proposed class action lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan by four black and Hispanic former CVS “store detectives” who claimed their bosses and some store managers ordered them to track minority customers.
“(Supervisors) would give these directions even when there was no indication the black shopper was going to steal anything, and would never give such directions with regard to white shoppers,” the lawsuit said.
Former Chief of Psychologist Rips Into Bruce Jenner AKA “Caitlyn” Changes
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, is a brilliant former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has written more than 125 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and has published six scholarly books. When it comes to former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner’s recent changes, he has things to say which will make liberals furious!
McHugh reaffirms the obvious – changing the sex of a human is not possible. And, instead of a liberating sexual movement, those who think they are transgender are actually suffering from a life-destroying mental disorder. Wow!
Google Called Blacks Gorillas in Photo Tags Online
When Jacky Alciné checked his Google Photos app earlier this week, he noticed it labeled photos of himself and a friend, both black, as “gorillas.”
The Brooklyn programmer posted his screenshots to Twitter to call out the app’s faulty photo recognition software:
Yonatan Zunger, Google’s chief architect of social, responded on Twitter with a promise to fix the tag. The next day, USA Today reports, Google removed the “gorilla” tag completely.
Sherri Shepherd’s Responds to Ex-Lamar Sally Accusations of Child Support for Unborn IVF Baby [UPDATES]
UPDATE: July 7, 2015:
Sherri Shepherd has been ordered to pay child support for her son, who was born via surrogate. The star split from husband Lamar Sally in May 2014 after three years of marriage while the surrogate was pregnant, and Sally requested full legal and physical custody of their son, Lamar, Jr., who was born in August.
Whole Foods CEO and Execs Admit to Overcharging in Video Statement
Following a damning NYC investigation that found “systemic overcharging of pre-packaged foods” at the city’s Whole Foods locations, executives at your bank account’s least favorite grocery chain have released a new YouTube video in which they finally come out and acknowledged that “mistakes” were made in overcharging customers. It only took a whole week.
“Straight up: We made some mistakes, we want to own that, and tell you what we’re doing about it,” said co-CEO Walter Robb alongside co-CEO John Mackey. “… Sometimes the mistakes are both in the customer’s favor, and sometimes not in the customer’s favor.”