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NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not ‘In Great Distress’

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not ‘In Great Distress’

Source: Inae Oh / The Huffington Post An internal NYPD report obtained by the New York Daily News that was prepared soon after the death of Eric Garner – the Staten Island man who died of an apparent chokehold while under arrest last week — states he never appeared to be in “great distress” and fails to mention the chokehold at […]

TV Reporter Suspended After Rant About Fatherless ‘Young Black Men’

TV Reporter Suspended After Rant About Fatherless ‘Young Black Men’

Source: Travis Reilly / TheWrap News 12 reporter Sean Bergin made a controversial statement about “young black men” on TV Monday and now he has reportedly been suspended. The regional News 12 Networks, which serve New York and New Jersey, ran a story (above) about Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago, who was fatally wounded in a shootout […]

Lawyer For Woman Beaten By Cop: “It’s Unacceptable”

Lawyer For Woman Beaten By Cop: “It’s Unacceptable”

Source: Don Dahler / CBS News A graphic incident in Los Angeles is under investigation after video emerged of a police officer beating a woman on the side of a highway. The video was recorded along the Santa Monica freeway last Tuesday during the afternoon rush hour. In it, 51-year-old grandmother Marlene Pinnock is seenbeing pulled to the […]

First Look At Season 2 Of ‘Preachers Of L.A.’

First Look At Season 2 Of ‘Preachers Of L.A.’

Source: Chris Witherspoon / theGrio The Preachers of L.A. are returning to Oxygen for an all new season premiering Wednesday, August 20 at 10/9c. Last season, Preachers of L.A.  became Oxygen’s most-watched freshman series ever, averaging one million total viewers. The show gives viewers “a candid and revealing look at six boldly different, world-renowned mega-pastors in Southern California: Bishop Noel Jones, […]

The Legendary Ruby Dee Speaks w/ Roland Martin At The 2011 McDonald’s 365Black Awards

The Legendary Ruby Dee Speaks w/ Roland Martin At The 2011 McDonald’s 365Black Awards

During the 2011 McDonald’s 365Black Awards, Roland Martin spoke with actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee. Be sure to watch to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, Monday at 9 a.m. EST on TV One for our tribute to Ruby Dee.

Black Teen Says Teacher Told Him To Say ‘Yes Sir, Master’

Black Teen Says Teacher Told Him To Say ‘Yes Sir, Master’

Source: Lee Rood / The Des Moines Register Roosevelt High School teacher Shawn McCurtain told the class of students to head downstairs to take their final in economics. “Yes, sir,” senior Jabre White recalls telling him. “You meant to say, ‘Yes, sir, master,’ ” McCurtain allegedly shot back. That comment stunned, hurt and angered White, […]

Tracy Morgan Crash: Walmart Trucker Kevin Roper Pleads Not Guilty

Tracy Morgan Crash: Walmart Trucker Kevin Roper Pleads Not Guilty

Source: Lesley Messer and Aaron Katersky / ABC News Kevin Roper, the Walmart truck driver involved in the New Jersey Turnpike car accident Saturday morning that claimed the life of one person and critically injured four others, including comedian Tracy Morgan, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and assault by auto. He remains free on $50,000 bail. […]

First Lady Michelle Obama Interviews Richard Sherman (VIDEO)

First Lady Michelle Obama Interviews Richard Sherman (VIDEO)

Source: Carrie Healey / theGrio First lady Michelle Obama interviews NFL cornerback Richard Sherman in a new video promoting her Let’s Move! campaign. Sherman was visiting the White House with his team, the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, earlier this week. During the video, Sherman demonstrates healthy cooking, and Obama jumps in as a sideline […]

SNL Spoofs Solange, Jay Z, And Beyoncé (VIDEO)

SNL Spoofs Solange, Jay Z, And Beyoncé (VIDEO)

Source: theGrio Saturday Night Live opened up Saturday’s show spoofing the now infamous video of Solange attacking Jay Z in the elevator of the Standard Hotel in New York City.

Robin Thicke’s Billboard Performance: An Attempt To Win Paula Back?

Robin Thicke’s Billboard Performance: An Attempt To Win Paula Back?

Source: Chris Witherspoon / theGrio Robin Thicke debuted his brand new song entitled, “Get Her Back” last night at the Billboard Music Awards. The song is rumored to be dedicated to his estranged wife, Paula Patton, from whom he separated after eight years of marriage in February. “I should’ve kissed you longer/ I should’ve held […]

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