The issues addressed in Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed 2013 film “Fruitvale Station” have resurfaced in recent weeks due to the recent deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of the police, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
During an appearance on HuffPost Live Tuesday, the 27-year-old “Fruitvale Station” star shared his thoughts on the string of incidents where black men have been killed by police. Read more.
Tiffany Mitchell On Witnessing Michael Brown Shooting: Police ‘Showed No Kind Of Remorse’
Tiffany Mitchell, a woman who says she witnessed a police officer shoot and kill Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, shared her story during an appearance on CNN with her attorney Wednesday night. Mitchell said she was driving when she saw Brown trying to pull away from an officer as the two were “tussling through a window.” She said she had hoped to get a video because the incident “just didn’t look right,” but failed to get her camera out in time. Read more.
LAPD To Face Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Ezell Ford’s Death
The lawyer for the family of Ezell Ford, the unarmed black man shot and killed by Los Angeles police on Monday, said he plans to take immediate legal action against the city’s police department. Appearing on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” Wednesday evening, attorney Steven Lerman said he would be “immediately” filing a federal civil rights lawsuit agains the LAPD. “Justice will come to this family in federal court, not on TV,” he said. Read more.
It’s Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops
In recent years, there have been countless cases of police officers ordering people to turn off their cameras, confiscating phones, and, like Reilly, arresting those who attempt to capture footage of them. Despite a common misconception, it’s actually perfectly legal to film police officers on the job.
“There are First Amendment protections for people photographing and recording in public,” Mickey Osterreicher, an attorney with the National Press Photographers Association, told The Huffington Post. According to Osterreicher, as long as you don’t get in their way, it’s perfectly legal to take photos and videos of police officers everywhere in the United States. Read more.
Spirit Airlines Responds to a Passenger’s Claim of Racism
Bellach was traveling from Dallas to Phoenix when she says she came across a black male passenger who had purchased an upgraded ticket that would allow him to sit in the front of the plane. According to Bellach, when the passenger approached his assigned seat, there was already a white man sitting in the seat, next to another white traveling companion.
When the unnamed black passenger informed the white man that he was sitting in the wrong seat, the passenger scoffed at him, Bellach says. At that point, according to her account, the black man told the white passenger that he would be back and then walked toward the flight attendant, presumably to resolve the issue. The black man returned with a white female attendant, Bellach says. But, she told The Root,
the attendant sided with the white passenger. Read more.
Teen guilty in Steubenville rape back on school’s football team
A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team. Ma’Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge, WTOV-TV reported. Read more.
Military Revises ‘Racially Biased’ Hairstyle Rules
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles after the services came under fire for using derogatory language and banning many styles that are popular with African-American women. Read more.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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