ICE RIPS CHILDREN FROM IMMIGRANT PARENTS IN CANTON, MISSISSIPPI

By Jessica Love and Talibah Smith BWNC -August 7, 2019- Just hours ago, ICE raided Peco Food inc., a chicken plant in Canton, Mississippi and loaded buses of undocumented immigrant workers. Agents arrested 680 undocumented immigrants working at seven different processing plants across the state in an operation that has been underway for more than a year. The operation involved more than six hundred federal agents, approximately the same as the number of immigrants snatched away from their families, across several government agencies namely, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security,…

Man Slits Teen’s Throat Stating that The Teen’s Rap Music Made him “Fear For his Life”

Fear is normal. There are times when we simply don’t believe our personal faculty will keep us from harm. Fear can be an indicator of a healthy point of self-awareness. For those that are less athletic, fear may keep them from engaging in a dangerous contact sport or fear may fuel their drive to gain skill and become stronger. Fear may keep you from bungee jumping or skydiving, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, fear should stem from the differences between ethnoracial, religious, gender, or any other type of…

Will there ever be justice in Jackson, MS for Mario Clark?

“… Now, we need some answers!”, are the words that resonated with me after helping organize a call to action on the Saturday following Easter weekend. What should have been a weekend of joy for new life for a family, was the reminisce of a fated evening for Mario Clark’s family of Jackson, MS. On February 14th, 2019, 911 got a call from Mrs.Shelia Ragland asking for assistance from medical authorities to help her son, Mario Clark, with a mental episode he was having. Instead, Jackson Police Department (JPD) responded,…

Black Currency Spent on OJ the Person vs. OJ the Symbol

Orenthal James Simpson aka OJ aka The Juice is Loose is a cockroach in the form of a human being. Whenever we think we are done with OJ, here he comes, slicing and dicing his way back to our throats and social media timelines. A couple of days ago, he signed up on Twitter and has been “cutting” up ever since joining the social media platform. His continued search for relevance comes at an opportune time because around this time, 25 years ago, OJ “allegedly” killed two people followed by…

Is Clean Water not a basic Human Right?: A glance into the drinking water supply in Denmark, SC.

As an environmentalist I believe that in any place where the quality of water is compromised it is indeed a national emergency, and well…national emergencies should warrant the attention of everyone. Experts believe the city of Denmark South Carolina is in an extreme water crisis. In fact, this crisis could potentially be worse than Flint Michigan. For roughly 10 years, Denmark residents were suspicious of a rust-colored water and sediment build up coming from their faucets.  In order to regulate what seemed to be a naturally occurring iron bacteria that…