Nashlie Sephus’s latest venture isn’t just a moonshot. It’s a homecoming. Her goal: Create a tech hub out of 12 abandoned acres of vacant lots and derelict buildings in the heart of downtown Jackson, Mississippi.
The 35-year-old has spent the past four years splitting her time between Jackson, her hometown, and Atlanta, where she works as an applied science manager for Amazon’s artificial intelligence initiative. Amazon had acquired Partpic, the visual recognition technology startup where she was chief technology officer, in 2016 for an undisclosed sum. In 2018, she founded the Bean Path, an incubator and technology consulting nonprofit in Jackson that she says has helped more than 400 local businesses and individuals with their tech needs.
We will never get justice on stolen land….
The U.S. Department of Justice has shut down its investigation into the Emmett Till slaying, closing the door on possible charges.
Documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp, who has worked closely with the FBI on the case, said the department has “not publicly stated the case is closed, but it’s closed.”
There are no indications the state of Mississippi will pursue a murder charge in the death of the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago, which took place 65 years ago today. In 2007, a Mississippi grand jury declined to bring charges.
Asked about the Till case, all District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson of Greenville would say is “I don’t have anything to report.”Continue reading
There is no justice it’s just us…
An 18-year-old Mississippi teen faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars after killing his neighbor.
But an attorney for DeShawm Douglas said the teen for months faced threats from his neighbor, 54-year-old Christopher Miln, and even filed assault charges against the man.
That case was not prosecuted, but Miln was ordered to stay away from Douglas, according to a statement from Scott Gilbert, the teen’s lawyer. Gilbert claims Douglas acted in self-defense when he took deadly action, citing a cellphone video that showed the two men scuffling outside of Douglas’ home moments before the fatal shooting.
When Hurricane Katrina pounded the southeast of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, the resultant flooding affected Greater New Orleans and claimed some 1,464 lives leaving damage worth $70 billion. Continue reading
YT is the real savages…
A man named Johnny Lee Gaddy recently shared with peonage researcher, Dr. Antoinette Harrell, that in 1957 he witnessed African American children being literally fed to the hogs that were on the campus of the infamous Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in the Florida Panhandle.
In addition, a 1923 article in Times Magazine reported from Chipley, Florida that Black babies were being used as alligator bait. Pictures, postcards, and other trinkets were sold to commemorate this evil, dark practice. Continue reading
Shit like this is why I don’t play around in these racist small towns…. don’t get gas, nada…. y’all won’t even get a good look at me if I can help it… this was a lynching…. and no media has brought this up and this was in 2016….
The family of an unarmed African American man who was mauled by a police dog and then fatally shot by a white officer in Mississippi after fleeing a traffic stop have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court. Continue reading
N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN sit down with David Banner to talk about being a conscious rapper in today’s social-political environment, his life as an independent artist, streaming, and how he empowers and influences others. #DrinkChamps
Ain’t nuttin changed… Orangina just made these YTs more bold….
The body of a black man was found hanging from a tree yesterday two weeks after he was reported missing.
He has been identified as Otis James Byrd by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the discovery prompted authorities to determine whether he was a victim of a hate crime. Continue reading
This is what “non racist” savages do…
A black church in Mississippi has been burned and vandalised with pro-Donald Trump graffiti, in what authorities have described as a “hateful and heinous act”.
Police and fire services were called to the scene at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in the city of Greenville on Tuesday night. They arrived to find parts of the structure had been set alight and the words “Vote Trump” had been spray-painted on the side of the building. Continue reading
it ain’t no accident that’s for sure… LE don’t even care about other YTs especially poor ones… that’s probably the only reason this made national news… YTs…
Nicole Rathmann’s family expected to welcome her home this week from the Mississippi prison where she’d served six years on a drug conviction.
They buried her instead. Continue reading