Tag: Race Matters

Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Prosecutors Say ‘Trust The System,’ But It’s Part Of The Problem

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Pool / Getty Prosecutors who achieved guilty verdicts in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery spoke in a recent interview about the need to trust the criminal justice system. Speaking with Atlanta’s 11 Alive, the team reflected on the challenges of the case and the antics of the defense attorneys.  At one […]

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Charges Dropped For White Cop Who Shot Black Woman In The Back After Mistaking Gun For Taser

NewsOne Featured Video On April 23, 2019, a police officer of the affluent suburb of Ladue, Missouri, was called to investigate two women accused of shoplifting at a grocery store. One of those women, who is Black, was also accused of assaulting a store employee. When the officer arrived at the scene the Black woman […]

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Missouri Man Exonerated After Serving 42 Years For A Crime He Didn’t Commit

NewsOne Featured Video Source: GoFundMe/Tricia Rojo Bushnell / GoFundMe/Tricia Rojo Bushnell Locked away at the age of 18, Kevin Strickland will finally be free. Joining the ranks of exonerated people, Strickland had spent his entire adult life locked away for a crime he didn’t commit.  His release comes over 42 years after he was convicted […]

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The Safe Negro Strikes Again: Winsome Sears Bashes Critical Race Theory For White Conservative Applause

NewsOne Featured Video Earlier this month, Winsome Sears was elected as Virginia’s first Black woman lieutenant governor. Republicans touted the win as proof that America isn’t racist and that their new “Black friend” is also proof that they themselves aren’t racist. But really, all they did was elect a safe negro to office, because Black […]

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‘Long, Dirty Toenails’: Heartless Defense Attorney Disrespects Ahmaud Arbery During Closing Arguments

NewsOne Featured Video The defense attorneys representing Greg and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan appear to be in a second competition with each other to prove who can do the best job of being as vile and racist as the white trash killers they are representing. I mean, at this point, the leading attorney […]

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Correcting An ‘Abomination Of Justice’, The Groveland Four Were Finally Exonerated 72 Years After Being Wrongfully Accused Of Raping A White Woman

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Orlando Sentinel / Getty Seventy-two years after four Black Men were accused of raping a white woman in Florida, a state circuit court judge issued a ruling clearing them of the alleged crime. The move is a rare correction of a Jim Crow-era injustice. Occurring six years before the murder of 14-year-old Emmet […]

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Is This Your Right-Wing King? Kyle Rittenhouse Tells Fox News ‘I Support The BLM Movement’

NewsOne Featured Video Kyle Rittenhouse becomes emotional describing events leading up to the shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum as he testifies during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 10, 2021, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. | Source: Pool / Getty Last week, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges stemming from his shooting […]

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Video Showing Racist Texas Student Assaulting Black Teacher Proves It’s About Time We Have A Serious ‘Karen’ Intervention

NewsOne Featured Video Listen: We do a lot of joking around about the entitled and usually racist AF white women we affectionately call “Karens.” We have a good time collectively poking fun at their whininess, their bobbing-and-forgetting-to-weave Karen haircuts, their false belief that they’re in charge wherever they are, their life-long quest to speak to […]

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Wisconsin Activist Angela Lang On Moving Forward After The Rittenhouse Verdict

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty On Aug. 23, 2020, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in front of his kids as he walked away from the police. While Jacob survived the shooting, he is paralyzed, and his life will never be the same. Two days later, a 17-year-old white supremacist drove over […]

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White Man Outside Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Holds Up ‘Black Crime Matters’ Sign While Arguing That The N-Word Is OK

NewsOne Featured Video Source: reddit / iOne Digital In today’s episode of Wait, Supporters of Kyle Rittenhouse Aren’t Racist, Are They? a white man who doesn’t appear to be very fond of the negroes was captured in viral video standing with a protest sign outside of Kenosha County Courthouse as the jury deliberated on whether […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Claps Back At GOP White Woman Who Called Her A ‘Jihad Squad Member’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Drew Angerer / Getty You know—you guys might want to sit down for this, but I’m starting to seriously suspect the GOP is just chock-full of terrible white people. On Wednesday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives came together to vote on whether or not to censure Congressman Paul Gosar […]

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Poll Shows Decline In Black Lives Matter Support. History Shows White People’s Support For Pro-Black Movements Has Always Been Fleeting

NewsOne Featured Video Source: KENA BETANCUR / Getty There’s no denying that the death of George Floyd sparked something in this country. It was odd because there was nothing particularly egregious about his murder at the hands (or knee) of police that couldn’t also be applied to Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, […]

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Judge’s Ruling Confirms Maine Cop Racially Profiled ‘Thug’ Driver Caught With Cocaine, Pills, And Gun

NewsOne Featured Video Source: BDN / Maine State Police A federal judge in Portland, Maine ruled that evidence found by state troopers during a traffic stop cannot be used in court because officers racially profiled a black motorist before pulling him over. According to authorities, in August 2019, Trooper John Darcy pulled over a black […]

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Protect Nya Sigin: Racist Video Encouraging Teen’s Suicide Is Federal Hate Crime, Minnesota Lawyers Say

NewsOne Featured Video Source: CNN / Nya Sigin Minnesota Police are investigating students at Prior Lake High School in Savage, Minnesota after a racist video about a 14-year-old black girl went viral on social media. The 57-second hateful rant was targeted at Nya Sigin by a young girl who had known Nya since she was […]

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Prosecutor Closes Rittenhouse Trial With Basic Lesson: ‘If You Created The Danger, You Forfeit The Right to Self-Defense’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Pool / Getty In the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the prosecution’s closing argument seeks to pierce the veil of reasonable white fear. Making the final case before the jury is dismissed for deliberations, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger framed Rittenhouse’s actions as those of a provocateur instigating violence.   Rejecting the idea that Rittenhouse feared […]

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Jesse Jackson Shows Up To Ahmaud Arbery Trial Despite Lawyer Saying ‘We Don’t Want any More Black Pastors Here’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JEFF KOWALSKY / Getty Last week, we reported that Kevin Gough, the attorney representing William “Roddie” Bryan, one of the three men accused of hunting down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, found the unmitigated caucasity to stand up in a courtroom and declare in front of a judge and jury that “We […]

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Illinois Cop Ousted From Police Association And Facing Charges For Exposing Police Brutality Video Of Black Man Who Died In Custody

NewsOne Featured Video Source: USA Today / USA Today If one were to ask the question, “Where are all the good cops?” a lot of people would get offended. “Back the blue” America would call such a question anti-cop propaganda and police unions would get up in arms and whine about how the days are […]

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It’s About Time!: Chicago Agency Recommends Suspensions And Possible Terminations Of Cops Involved In Anjanette Young Raid

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chicago Tribune / Getty Well, it only took the better part of three years, but it appears that law enforcement agencies in Chicago are finally taking steps toward holding the police officers accountable who left a then-50-year-old Black woman naked and handcuffed while officers searched her home for a suspect who […]

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Judge Approves Restraining Order On White Woman Who Told 9-Year-Old Black Boy She’d “Kneel On His Neck”

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Witthaya Prasongsin / Getty A New Hampshire judge has issued a temporary restraining order on a white woman who was accused of telling a 9-year-old-black child she would “kneel on his neck.” According to a civil rights lawsuit filed in Stratford County Superior Court, on May 10, Kristina Graper’s son and […]

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‘We Don’t Want Any More Black Pastors Here’: This Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Defense Lawyer Has Lost His Mind

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sean Rayford / Getty On day five of the murder trial of Greg and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan, the three men accused of hunting down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, a white defense attorney lost his whishes-negroes-were-still-cotton-picking mind. Kevin Gough, the attorney representing Bryan—who must have drawn the short straw in […]

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Greg McMichael Reportedly Bragged About Having Ahmaud Arbery ‘Trapped Like A Rat,’ According To Testimony

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sean Rayford / Getty So far, the more testimony we hear in the murder trial of Greg and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan, the three men accused of hunting down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, the clearer it becomes that these were not men who were simply seeking to keep their […]

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Pennsylvania Cops Shoot And Kill 8-Year-Old Black Girl, Black Teen Gets Blamed And Charged With 1st-Degree Murder

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jub Rubjob / Getty On August 27, eight-year-old Black girl Fanta Bility was killed by police gunfire in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, outside of a football game at Academy Park High School. A month and a half later, only one person has been charged with murdering Fanta—a Black teenager who didn’t kill […]

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KK-Karen Gets Probation And Community Service After Trying To Run Down Black Mothers And Children While Shouting Racial Slurs

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jason marz / Getty White people bend over backwards to find arguments supporting the idea that white privilege is a myth, but booooy, does our criminal justice system keep proving them wrong. In Swampscott, Massachusetts, a white woman was accused of driving her car towards and nearly colliding with three Black […]

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Pennsylvania Black Activists Says ’11 To 13′ White Men Beat And Shouted Slurs At Him And His ‘Traitor’ White Friend

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Abc27 Harrisburg / abc27 A Black activist in Swatara Township, Pennsylvania, was reportedly beaten Friday by angry white people in a bar’s parking lot while he was waiting on his white friend to be picked up. He called the attack racially motivated saying he’s known around the Harrisburg area as an […]

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White California Woman Accuses Southwest Airlines Of Racial Profiling After She Was Suspected Of Trafficking Her Biracial Daughter

NewsOne Featured Video Source: cnn / CNN If it were true that we now live in a post-racial America—which it isn’t—it would seem that the airline industry Hasn’t gotten the memo. Apparently, it’s still very difficult for family members to travel on planes if there’s a child involved and everyone isn’t of the exact same […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Review Of Ronald Greene Autopsy Indicates He Died From Police Brutality, Not The Car Crash

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Michael M. Santiago / Getty A common mistake made by media outlets, law enforcement and society, in general, is the mistake of taking the word of police officers as gospel. Far too often, police reports are taken at face value and regarded as the official word of truth as if cops […]

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Texas Rep. Targets Schools’ Books On Black History, Gender And Other Things That Make The Whites Uncomfortable

NewsOne Featured Video If one were in search of a picture-perfect modern example of how white supremacy works, they needn’t look any further than the Republican war on Critical Race Theory.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a million more times: White people have no idea what CRT is. And because they don’t […]

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America, Is That You? Just 1 Black Juror Selected In Murder Trial For Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers

NewsOne Featured Video If I were to tell you that once upon a time in America, three white men were accused of hopping in pickup trucks, chasing a Black man around their neighborhood and essentially lynching him and that a nearly all-white jury would be presiding over the mens’ murder case, around what year would […]

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Driving While Black In Philadelphia Just Got A Whole Lot Less Stressful After City Bans Minor Traffic Stops

NewsOne Featured Video The city of Philadelphia has taken steps to outright ban its police officers from initiating traffic stops for minor infractions, a move that should prompt a collective sigh of relief for Black drivers, in particular, who are disproportionately targeted for such moving violations. The Philadelphia Driving Equality Bill specifically prohibits city cops […]

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White Women Voters Powered Youngkin To Victory In Virginia, Exit Polling Data Shows

NewsOne Featured Video As Jay-Z famously rapped, “men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” And the numbers behind Republican Glenn Youngkin‘s gubernatorial victory over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia on Tuesday paint a vividly pale as white women emerged as an electorate force to be reckoned with while Black voter turnout reportedly lagged in Virginia, according […]

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Virginia’s New Republican Black Woman Lieutenant Governor And The Era Of The ‘Safe Negro’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Bloomberg / Getty Let’s talk about the safe negro and how Black people who fit the mold are often paraded around by white conservatives (and liberals for that matter) as proof that neither they nor America are racist. Virginia’s tight race for governor is over and Republican Glenn Youngkin has emerged […]

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