There are many outside factors that contribute to poverty and despair in lower income black neighborhoods but regardless of those factors we don’t have to kill each other. Stopping the violence starts with us!
A grand jury has decided not to indict anyone in the case of Sandra Bland: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/12/no-indictment-in-sandra-bland-case.html
Director Spike Lee is making a new film for Amazon studios which has already become the focus for controversy for it’s working title, “Chiraq”. The movie will focus on the Chicago community of Englewood and the “black on black violence that occurs there. Some in Chicago including Mayor Emanuel are not happy about the title. Some believe that it negatively portrays the city and in some way endorses the violence while others believe that it describes the state of violence in the city right now. What do you think about the title? Should Spike Lee keep it or drop it out of respect for those in Chicago against the use of that title and that have to live with the violence everyday? Cast your vote here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/should-spike-lee-title-his-next-movie.html
The city of Newark NJ wanting rookie cops to live in the city during the first five years of their employment. The city believes that this would lead to better policing as the cops would better know the community and vice versa. The police union is against such a change. Do you think that police should live in the communities they serve? See more – http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/03/shouldnt-police-officers-live-in.html
Police in a patrol car chase down a man on a scooter. The car stops, and two officers get out and beat the man with their fists and batons. His orbital bone fractures and he suffers lacerations on his head, yet he is the one who is charged with aggravated assault. This week, the tables turned when a surveillance video from a nearby store led to charges of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and filing false reports – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/tape-of-beating-leads-to-charges.html
Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman who says she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband was released from a Jacksonville jail on Tuesday under a plea deal that capped her sentence to the three years she had already served. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/marissa-alexander-freed.html
Marissa Alexander who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a gun to scare off her allegedly abusive husband has been released from prison as she awaits a new trial, her attorney said. – See more at: http://aareports.com/2013/11/marissa-alexander-freed.html #MarissaAlexander #MarissaAlexanderfree #AfricanAmerican