Black in the Day…The End of Nat’s Rebellion

November 11, 1831: On this day Nat Turner was hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia. His body was flayed and beheaded as an example to frighten other would-be rebels. Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an enslaved African-American preacher who led a two-day rebellion of both enslaved and free black people in Southampton County, Virginia, beginning August 21, 1831. The rebellion caused the death of approximately 60 white men, women and children. Whites organized militias and called out regular troops to suppress the uprising. In addition, white militias and mobs attacked blacks in the area, killing an estimated 120 men, women and…

Video: BART Officer D. McCormick Detains Man For Eating Food While Waiting on the Train

The Video lasts about 15 minutes and includes a black man eating a breakfast sandwich and an officer that detains him… for eating food while on the platform awaiting the train. The officer then proceeds to hold his backpack and refuse to let him go stating he’s under arrest for eating on the train. This is pretty damn ridiculous. The Video was shared by Bill Gluckman from his facebook account. Here is the footage of the incident. D. McCormick is a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit Officer (B.A.R.T). Here…

Video: “Following Fran” Follows Black Man To His Property & Harasses Him

Here goes Following Fran in action …. evidently she found a black man working out at the park suspicious? She also follows him to his home and goes on his property without permission stating she has a right to protect HER neighborhood. In the video she states that she wants him to explain what he’s doing in the neighborhood. He has lived in the neighborhood 10 years. He explains that he had just lost a child during the summer and is highly stressed. I’ve never questioned one of my neighbors…

Black in the Day…A Senate First

November 8, 1966: On this day Edward W. Brooke became the first Black person elected to the United States Senate by popular vote. Edward William Brooke III was born on October 26, 1919, in Washington, D.C., to Edward William Brooke Jr. and Helen (Seldon) Brooke. He was the second of three children;[1] He was raised in a middle-class section of the city, and attended Dunbar High School, then one of the most prestigious academic high schools for African Americans.[2] After graduating in 1936, he enrolled in Howard University, where he first considered medicine, but ended…

Video: Racists Caught Gathering Around Emmett Till’s Bullet Proof Memorial With Mississippi’s Confederate State Flag

On Yesterday the Emmett Till Center posted this video of several white supremacists gathered around his memorial asking why Black People were granted “Civil Rights” but not white people. Keep in mind that Till was a 14 year old boy from Chicago that went to Greenwood, Mississippi for the summer only to be murdered by a racist mob after a White woman lied and said that he had whistled at her. (She has since admitted this was a lie). They huddled around his memorial that had to be made Bullet…