5 Women Quarantined and Left w/o Food, Water, Medicine and Staff Support in Mississippi Prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Five women have been reported as quarantined in Quick Bed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF). The women have been left without food, water, medicine such as insulin and medical staff support. The guards on duty have placed garbage bags over the windows and cameras preventing the women from reaching out for help. The women are relying on the guards’ good mercy and capacity to come and check on them. This information was received from a loved one of a woman that was placed in quarantine.…

Judge Latrice Westbrooks could make history as Mississippi’s First Woman Elected and First Black Woman ever on Supreme Court

Judge Latrice Westbrooks has the opportunity to become the FIRST woman in Mississippi History to be elected to the Supreme Court & the First Black woman to ever sit as a Supreme Court Justice for the state. Westbrooks was a current Judge for the Court of Appeals. She has served as both a municipal court judge & appellate court judge. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDcwSKeju2M/?igshid=6zbshkdmp8v Her opponent is an appointee of the previous governor. Never in Mississippi’s history has there been a better opportunity than right now to have a voice like hers on…

Video: Houston Area Attorney Goes On Racist Tirade Directed at a Black Employee

This happened today at Gibson and Arnold in Houston. This is a Houston Area Attorney. From what we gather in the video the attorney uses “Nigga” multiple times spelling it out and even making a mocking song. She directed the words “Fake ass Nigga” towards the very stoic black employee as he became visibly and justifiably frustrated by the attorney’s behavior. At one point she even states “Call the police. Because I just said nigga.” Upon making the statement- she repeated it over and over again. We currently gathering more…

Video: Dave Chappelle Speaks Candidly about George Floyd- Police Brutality, Uprising in special conversation – “8:46”

Last night around midnight, Dave Chappelle released a special that aired on Netflix’s Comedy YouTube channel entitled “8:46.” This number has become synonymous with the amount of time that Derek Chauvin forcefully placed his knee on the neck of George Floyd as Floyd plead for his life ultimately succumbing to injuries sustained from Chauvin’s chokehold. While Chappelle is quite possibly the most important comedian of this generation as it relates to police brutality, race, observation, and thoughtfulness – To be frank this conversation was not comedy. And why should it…

#BlackMentalHealthMatters: Coping With Race-based Traumatic Stress

By now we’ve probably all heard about the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the international protests that followed. I think it’s safe to say that most of us are hurt but not surprised. Their stories are only recent additions to America’s long history of violence against African Americans.  The first viral case of police brutality that I was old enough to actually process was Trayvon Martin in 2012. The news reports paralyzed me. I walked around with this heavy feeling in my chest, I couldn’t control…