It’s a shame how much many of us don’t know about our history in the wilderness of AmeriKKKa…
After my stories last week on the 30th anniversary of the MOVE siege in West Philadelphia in 1985, in which Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential neighborhood, leaving 11 dead — including five children — we were surprised by how many people told us they’d never heard of the bombing. Continue reading
I know personally Philly PD ain’t shit….
The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off the street because of social media posts described as racist, sexist, and violent. They were recently revealed by a watchdog group that reviewed thousands of posts from police officers around the country. Errol Barnett reports.
via Philadelphia Pulls 72 Cops Off the Street Over Racist, Sexist and Violent Social Media Posts – Black Main Street
They want him dead… plain and simple… Free Mumia!
The internationally known imprisoned former Black Panther and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal has had his request for a life-saving hepatitis C treatment denied by a federal judge.
They don’t want black folks to pick up their hustles I guess… or stay in their homes… MESSAGE!!
Following growing sentiment suggesting racial discrimination on home rental platform Airbnb, one Black man has taken the conversation into the legal arena. Bossip reports that 25-year-old Gregory Seldon has hit the company with a proposed class action in Washington D.C. federal court. The suit alleges that the company has routinely violated the Fair Housing Act and the civil rights of people of color.
This is crazy… I couldn’t believe this was real…. smmfh
Last week, Samir Hill was just another kid from West Philly, home from college to visit his family over spring break. Because he’s a basketball player — he plays at Allegany College in Maryland — he did what any other 21-year-old would do on a warm day: go to the nearest playground to shoot around.
What Hill didn’t know was that his trip to the courts on 56th and Lansdowne would wind up making him internet famous, and ultimately land him in handcuffs.
Like a bizarro version of the “Fresh Prince” intro, Hill, who spoke at length with Complex.com, was playing two-on-two with his friend Josh and a pair of younger kids when two uniformed police officers approached and began talking smack.