MEMPHIS: The People Rise Up Against Police, Injuring 36

By Mike Talavera Wednesday evening, a group of US Marshals surrounded 20-year-old Brandon Webber and opened fire on him as he tried to escape, killing him. The sound of the gunfire rang throughout the mostly Black North Memphis neighborhood of Frayser, and as word spread the community rallied in response to the shooting of one of their own. The same government that has totally failed … Continue reading MEMPHIS: The People Rise Up Against Police, Injuring 36

CHARLOTTE: Annual March Continues Protest Against Police Murder of Aaron Winchester

By Silke Garbeck On Monday, friends and family of Aaron Winchester marched in remembrance of his 2008 murder at the hands of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Known to the community as the “March for A,” the event has been put on by his family every year since Winchester’s murder. His mother Bonita led marchers on the route he took as he walked away from the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Annual March Continues Protest Against Police Murder of Aaron Winchester

TEXAS: Newly Released Sandra Bland Cellphone Video a Call to Arms

By Mike Talavera Thirty-nine seconds of gut-wrenching video were uncovered this week, filmed from the perspective of martyred activist Sandra Bland, depicting Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia terrorizing her moments before the 2015 arrest that would lead to her death. After pulling her over for failing to use her turn signal, Encinia did not waste any time escalating the situation, incensed by Bland’s resistance to … Continue reading TEXAS: Newly Released Sandra Bland Cellphone Video a Call to Arms