A Black Google employee said he was stopped by security at his job after someone reported him.
Angel Onuoha, who is an associate product manager at the company and a recent Harvard University graduate tweeted that he was stopped by security staff who didn’t believe he worked for the company, Forbes reported.
“Riding my bike around Google’s campus and somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee,” Onuoha said in the viral tweet posted on September 20. “Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge.”
Despite a 2019 California law mandating the release of certain records related to police misconduct, law enforcement agencies in the state are still fighting records requests.
This story was produced in partnership with Oaklandside, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on Oakland, California.
More than two years after the passage of a California law that rolled back secrecy on decades of law enforcement misconduct and use-of-force records, agencies throughout the state are failing to comply. Among the agencies that have not disclosed records are the California Highway Patrol, the Oakland Police Department, and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, who are being sued over noncompliance with Senate Bill 1421, the 2018 law authored by state Senator Nancy Skinner. The legislation made public several categories of records—including investigations of police shootings, uses of force resulting in great bodily injury, and cases in which officers were disciplined for sexual misconduct and dishonesty—all previously deemed off-limits by the Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights.
Yanadameen Godcast episode 161: OG Warren G enters the cipher and drops jewels: Witnessing NWA’s rise as a kid, growing up with Dr. Dre, the positive influence Suge Knight had on west coast hip hop, Nate Dogg’s contributions to the G-Funk era.
This is pretty much how I feel… even though I ain’t much for celebrations and all that…. we can party when the war is won…
I don’t do Kwanzaa. I just don’t. I never have, and the very thought of it evokes some difficult memories and feelings for me.
It’s not the holiday’s religious trappings or its Afro-syncretic fusion of Jewish menorahs, Swahili words, Kemetic, Christian and other rituals. I understand people do have a perfect human right to adopt or make up the cultural and religious practices that suit them. Rastafarianism, Voudon, Santería, and Candomblé all borrow from multiple traditions, as does Islam from Judaism and Christianity, and Christianity from Judaism, Greek and Roman sources, and so on. So I have no quarrel whatsoever with those who celebrate and find value in Kwanzaa.
Til Infinity is a full-length documentary celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of the critically acclaimed Souls of Mischief album 93 Til Infinity. With over 50 interviews with notable MC’s, producers, and DJ’s Til Infinity offers a retrospective and in-depth look at the famed Hieroglyphics crews landmark 1993 debut album. Oakland, California filmmaker Shomari Smith interviewed the entire Hieroglyphics collective while traveling across the country to capture intimate dialog with hip hop notables. http://vevo.ly/kNy0Ta
A Fresno man who is currently on trial for murdering four white men in 2017 told detectives upon his arrest that the motive behind his action was because he got fed up with racism against blacks. Continue reading →
The biggest gang in AmeriKKKa is the boys in blue…
Los Angeles – The deputy who shot and killed 18-year-old Andres Guardado outside a car shop in Gardena was a prospective member of a violent clique inside the Compton Sheriff’s station, according to the sworn testimony of a whistleblower. Miguel Vega’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment but the law firm working with Guardado’s family, Panish Shea and Boyle LLP, confirmed they are looking into the allegations.