End Daniel Pantaleo’s GoFundMe Page

The spirit of the #FirePantaleo movement was short-lived. Not that he was hired back but for another reason. Less than twenty-four hours after word got around that Daniel Pantaleo was being fired and lost his pension, someone by the name of R Trois created a GoFundMe page to raise $150,000 for an unlawful, “untruthful,” and “disingenuous” former officer. Indeed, this is America. A country where people wage arguments attempting to qualify a “smart mouth” as justification for killing another human being is down right inhuman and like Marc Lamont Hill…

BREAKING: Stephon Clark Law Signed Tightening Deadly Force By Police

California adopts country’s strictest law to curb police killings In a major victory Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the nation’s strictest law into legislation in a call to tighten parameters on police use of deadly force. Link to Bill AB 392 Sparked by nationwide outrage and protests after the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California last year it sets a larger precedence where deaths of unarmed Black men are concerned. On the night of March 18, 2018 Sacramento police officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet chased the 22-year-old…

Black in the Day…James Meredith and his long walk into history

AUGUST 18: On this date in 1963, the first Black person graduated from the University of Mississippi. James Meredith received his bachelor’s degree from the (then) 115-year-old academic institution. His initial attempt to attend the school brought on race riots on their Oxford campus that left two people dead and Federal troops were stationed on the campus to protect him until he graduated. Who Is James Meredith? James Meredith is an American civil rights activist, writer and Air Force veteran.  A Mississippi-native, Meredith joined the military after high school and attended…

The Springfield Race Riots…and the creation of the NAACP

August 14: The Springfield race riot of 1908, moreso a massacre, was a series of violent actions initiated against African Americans by a mob of about 5,000 whites in Springfield, Illinois, between August 14 and 16, 1908. Two black men had been arrested as suspects in a rape(later proven false), and attempted rape and murder(also false). The alleged victims were two young white women and the father of one of them. When a mob seeking to lynch the men discovered the sheriff had transferred them out of the city, the white mob furiously spread out to attack…

Black in the Day….The MS Constitutional Convention of 1890 and the Disenfranchisement of Black Folks

  Reconstruction in Mississippi ended in 1875, and many white Mississippians were determined to remove blacks from politics. In the summer of 1890, specially elected delegates to a constitutional convention gathered in Jackson in today’s Old Capitol. All but one of the delegates were white. The topics at the convention were the regulation of railroads and levee construction in the flood-prone Delta region. But the hottest debates at the convention were literacy tests and poll taxes as requirements for voting. The tests, usually unfair, kept almost all black voters from…