Video: Atatiana Jefferson Shot & Killed by North Texas Police Officer at Her Own Home During a ‘welfare’ check.

Trigger Warning. Tragedy struck in Fort Worth when Atatiana Jefferson was sitting at her home playing video games with her 8 year old nephew. When the door to her home appeared to be open a neighbor called the police and an officer appeared at the scene. Atatiana hearing something going on outside her home decided to check to see what was happening outside her home- within 4 seconds she was shot and killed by the police officer. The footage is disturbing and while we are sharing we do so with…

Black in the Day…No Laughing Matter

October 12, 1932: On this day, one of the greatest comedians and activists were born. Dick Gregory was a pioneering comedian and civil rights activist who took on race with layered, nuanced humor during the turbulent 1960s.   Richard Claxton Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. During the turbulent 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his “no-holds-barred” sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he…