Tag Archives: police brutality

What to Make of the Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

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A jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer was charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. CNN reports that he’s set to be sentenced in eight weeks and could face a maximum of 75 years in prison for […]

What To Know About Breonna Taylor’s Case and Death

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The death of Breonna Taylor, an African American medical worker who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a  raid on her apartment, led to nation-wide protest demonstrations in the spring and summer as the case attracted more attention. On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted a former Louisville police officer for […]

Black Comedy and the Culture

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I’ve been watching stand-up comedy for as long as I can remember. Long before it was age appropriate and long before I understood most of the punch lines. This was the only time my older brother allowed me into his room. He had his own television and we would watch Def Comedy Jam in secrecy […]

The Death of Elijah McClain

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23-year-old Elijah McClain died in August of 2019 after an encounter with the police in Aurora, Colorado. McClain was walking home from a convenience store on the evening of August 24th when someone called 911 saying McClain looked “sketchy” and was wearing a ski mask and waving his arms. McClain was approached by police on […]

Dear White America… Yup, it’s us Again!

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Dear White America, Yup, it’s us. Again!   To say that I am pissed would be an understatement. But, I AM PISSED!   I am pissed with you, White America. Why is the question you might ask. Because many of you may not even be aware of the names of individuals I am prepared to […]