President Barack Obama visited the state of Louisiana on Tuesday to survey the unprecedented flood damage after much criticism from local and national authorities for not ending his vacation early.
Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
The charges sound foolish, but do they sound familiar? Ramsey Orta was also arrested after filming Eric Garner's death.
Officers said they responded with gunfire after the patient was unresponsive to their calls to get down, and loaded what they thought was a gun. They fired three shots, one of them hitting Kinsey in the leg. The gun turned out to be a toy car.
The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury, were fined $5,000, while players were fined $500 each for wearing black Adidas shirts, according to ESPN.
The organization also approved legislation regarding how to properly train eyewitnesses in recording police involved shootings using a cell phone; many of the incidents that made national headlines involving Black men and police were captured on a cell phone camera.
"I don't know." That's the response the North Miami police officer gave to shooting victim Charles Kinsey, when he asked why the officer opened fire as he lay flat on the ground, hands outstretched to prove he was no threat to the police.
On Monday, Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now spoke with Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling's 15-year-old son and their family attorney, Chris Stewart, about the murder of the Baton Rouge native and how the family plans to move forward.
If you have already participated in protests, or are seriously considering it in the future, there are numerous laws you should become acquainted with to protect your rights, your safety, and the safety of others.
Hundreds, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton, gathered at Southern University to pay their respects to the slain man.