Police Brutality

By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Columnist: I was flipping through the TV channels last week and came across one of Spike Lee’s best movies, School Daze.  This was…

Before Troy Davis became known to the country and later the world, Mumia Abu-Jamal gained international support after  he was convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, and sentenced to death. Abu-Jamal was called the “world’s best-known death row inmate.” 1. MEANING BEHIND THE NAME Abu-Jamal was born Wesley Cook. He […]

The family of a young Black man shot in May by a white police officer is suing the city of Austin in federal court for the death of their loved one. The family says that Austin police officers Nathan Wagner and Jeffery Rodriguez followed Byron Carter Jr. and a friend to their car after they […]

CINCINNATI — Everette Howard, a student from Cincinnati was killed at the University Of Cincinati by campus police who used a taser on him after a confrontation. WLWT Cincinnati reports: Everette Howard, 18, died early Saturday morning. Friends said Howard was trying to break up a fight in front of Turner Hall when campus police […]