In the wake of intense violence nationwide, we must decide now if we are going to allow systemic violence against marginalized communities to become part of the status quo, or are we going to make a change.
Four years after the brutal arrest and death of Sandra Bland, we just now learned that she filmed her arrest. I’ve shared the video, but I want to unpack and explain who hid it, why, and what the video shows us. Because here’s what we know – across the years – too many Black folk […]
Despite newly surfaced video evidence from Sandra Bland‘s point of view during her ill-fated 2015 arrest, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis has no desire to re-open her case. “Five special prosecutors were appointed to consider the evidence. The grand jury was diligent and considering the facts and circumstances considering the arrest and her subsequent death […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cellphone video recorded by Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail in 2015 following a confrontational traffic stop, shows for the first time her perspective as a white state trooper draws his stun gun and points it at close range while ordering her out of the car. […]
An inmate at the Waller County Jail passed away two days after he was found hanging in his cell. 34-year-old Evan Lyndell Parker, was found hanging in his cell Jan. 25 and he was taken to a hospital where he died two days later, according to KHOU. Parker was booked into the jail on January 10 […]
It’s been 3 years since the death of Sandra Bland and a new HBO documentary, Say Her Name: The Life And Death of Sandra Bland, will examine her tragic death, revealing previously unknown details. The Boston Globe notes that the best part of the doc “is that we get to see her face and hear her words.” Bland, 28, […]
The war against police brutality is an on going battle that has few highs and way too many lows to count. We often hear about these incidents after someone has died but never from someone who has survived it. 26-year-old Breaion King, a teacher in Austin, TX was pulled over by an officer on a […]
The Houston Museum of African-American Culture opened an exhibition for Black History Month that honors Sandra Bland.
One of the most difficult aspects of my job is that so many of you keep informed about incidents of injustice in America that I sincerely struggle to keep up. I write at least one story a day about injustice in America, but that barely scratches the surface of how bad things truly are. I’m […]
The deal shocked Bland’s family, as they were preparing for the only criminal trial related to her death.
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