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Black Teen Hangs, Cops Shrug: No Evidence Collected on Lennon Lacy

Black Teen Hangs, Cops Shrug: No Evidence Collected on Lennon Lacy

Source: Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast Most people choose not to wear shoes that are two sizes too small, but things seem to work differently in Bladenboro, North Carolina, where Lennon Lacy apparently squeezed himself into an ill-fitting pair before hanging himself. Authorities say it was suicide; Lacy’s family says it was murder. Thanks to shoddy police […]

Former NFL cornerback Phillip Buchanon’s mom wanted a million dollars after he was drafted

Former NFL cornerback Phillip Buchanon’s mom wanted a million dollars after he was drafted

Source: Des Bieler / The Washington Post Most of us feel indebted to our parents to varying degrees, but do we actually owe them a fee for raising us? Phillip Buchanon says that, after he was drafted, his mother made that very claim, to the tune of a cool million dollars. Buchanon, the 17th overall pick in the 2002 […]

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: 73-Year-Old Volunteer Cop Accidentally Shoots Unarmed Black Man

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: 73-Year-Old Volunteer Cop Accidentally Shoots Unarmed Black Man

Unarmed Black Man In Tulsa Accidentally Shot By 73-Year-Old Volunteer Cop Yet another unarmed Black man was shot and killed by police, this time in Tulsa, Oklahoma by a 73-year-old officer of the law who said he accidentally pulled his gun when reaching for his Taser. New Book, “Michelle Obama: A Life,” Details The Life […]

D-Nice Takes Over The Brooklyn Nets Instagram

D-Nice Takes Over The Brooklyn Nets Instagram

Source: Brooklyn Nets / NBA.com It’s all about perspective. On March 20th, we got to watch the Nets grab a win through a different lens, that of Brooklyn-based DJ, photographer and hip-hop artist, D-Nice. Whether behind the turntables for events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl, or photographing the likes of Russell Simmons and […]

Taraji P. Henson Apologizes To Police Over Racial Profiling Claim

Taraji P. Henson Apologizes To Police Over Racial Profiling Claim

Source: L.A. Ross / TheWrap “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson issued an apology late Friday to the Glendale Police Department for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son during a traffic stop last fall. “I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department,” Henson said in an Instagram post. […]

At Fox News Channel, Harris Faulkner Has A Growing Presence

At Fox News Channel, Harris Faulkner Has A Growing Presence

Source: Brian Steinberg / Variety Bill O’Reilly or Megyn Kelly reach more viewers in a single hour than nearly anyone else on Fox News Channel, but are they as busy as Harris Faulkner? Faulkner, 49, has quietly become an almost ubiquitous presence at the 21st Century Fox-owned network, hosting an hour of “Fox Report Weekend” on Sunday evenings as […]

First African American Woman To Become LAPD Lieutenant Dead At 83

First African American Woman To Become LAPD Lieutenant Dead At 83

Source: Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times Marion Hellenkamp, the first black woman to reach the rank of lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department, has died, police officials announced Monday. She was 83. On Dec. 11, 1961, Hellenkamp, then 30, became an officer with the department. During a career that spanned 26 years, she worked […]

‘Empire’ Actress Taraji P. Henson Says Son Was Racially Profiled At USC

‘Empire’ Actress Taraji P. Henson Says Son Was Racially Profiled At USC

Source: Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times Actress Taraji P. Henson said in a magazine interview that her son was racially profiled and stopped by police on the sprawling campus for having his hands in his pockets. In an interview with Uptown magazine, the “Empire” star said she was planning to enroll her 20-year-old son, Marcel Henson, […]

Philly Cop Culture Must Change In Wake Of DOJ Report

Philly Cop Culture Must Change In Wake Of DOJ Report

Source: Philly.com THE long-awaited, 174- page report on the Philadelphia Police Department from the Department of Justice released yesterday – which concludes that the department has great deficiencies when it comes to policies and training, especially around the use of deadly force – is thorough, prescriptive . . . and somewhat depressing. We don’t necessarily […]

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