Rest In Peace: 14-Year-Old Honestie Hodges Dies From COVID-19, Went Viral At Age 11 After Being Abused By Police

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the Black community not only in regards to positives cases but also deaths. The Guardian noted a heartbreaking stat from the CDC that obliterates the idea that only older folks are susceptible to losing their lives to this growing pandemic: Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native youth constitute only 41% of the under-21 US population but comprise about 75% of all pediatric Covid-19 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control Sadly, one of the people who have joined this morbid statistic is 14-year-old Honestie Hodges. While her name…

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Black Coalition Against Covid Releases A Love Letter to Black Americacovid

African Americans are more than three times as likely to contract the coronavirus as whites, and twice as likely to die. To address the disparities, The Black Coalition Against COVID is starting a national dialogue about COVID-19 through the launch of the Love Letter to Black America, from America’s Black Doctors and Nurses. Rooted in love of and for the Black community, the initiative is a collaboration with Howard University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Charles Drew University, National Medical Association, National Black Nurses Association, and the National Urban League. Join the conversation…

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Black Landlord Says the City of San Francisco Took Her Buildings Worth $25 Million

San Fransisco — Anna Kihagi, a landlord and real estate investor, says that the San Francisco City Attorney presented false evidence to the courts 3 years ago, and is now prohibiting her from entering into her own buildings and collecting rent from her own tenants. Kihagi says that she has been subjected to racism and treachery, but vows to be relentless until a true investigation into the more than 20 misrepresentations that were made are resolved.   She comments, “Whenever we hear about cops that have falsified evidence, we all…

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Black Entrepreneur Creates App to Help Film Police Brutality and Alert Family Members

Washington, DC — Meet James A. Samuel, Jr., founder and CEO of a new app called ANJEL Tech that allows users to immediately began live streaming and transmitting footage to their family members when they are in any type of dangerous situation. The app, developed by a DC-based Black-owned company, appeals to the African American community because of what has been happening across the nation in regards to police brutality. However, the app can also be used to alert loved ones of other personal safety issues such as domestic abuse, elderly abuse, etc.…

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(Update) Eva Longoria Apologizes For Diminishing Black Women Voters–“I Take Full Responsibility For That Mistake”

The Desperate Housewives star caught a lot of backlash for some comments she made on MSNBC last weekend, downplaying the role of Black women in this election. “Women of color showed up in big ways,” Longoria said to Ari Melber on Sunday. “Of course, you saw in Georgia what Black women have done but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state and voting Biden-Harris at an average rate of close to 3 to 1. And that wasn’t surprising to us.” Obviously, her wording here is very questionable, downplaying…

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Bucks’ Sterling Brown Receives $750K Settlement After Police Brutality Incident

  Update 11/09/2020 12:12pm: Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown was wrongfully arrested by Milwaukee police in 2018 after he was accused of parking in a handicapped space. Video of the incident shows the NBA player approaching police to question them about the ticket he was being issued, which led to the situation being escalated by police who tackled him, then tased him. Along with that, he was charged with resisting arrest. The charges were dropped after an investigation was launched into the incident and bodycam footage revealed that Brown did…

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Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Raid Sues Her Boyfriend for Assault, Distress

Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly has filed a civil suit against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, claiming he experienced “severe trauma, mental anguish, and emotional distress” due to Walker’s actions during the March 13 incident. Mattingly was one of the three officers who conducted a no-knock raid at Taylor’s apartment, and once they were inside, Taylor’s boyfriend, who is a licensed gun owner, fired a shot after believing the plainclothes officers were intruders. Walker’s shot wounded Mattingly in the leg, and in his lawsuit, Mattingly calls Walker’s actions “outrageous, intolerable, and…

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GEORGE FLOYD COURAGE AWARD FOR TEEN WHO RECORDED HIS DEATH

Darnella Frazier — the teenager who captured George Floyd‘s final minutes and started a worldwide movement — is getting an award from a prestigious nonprofit. PEN America announced Tuesday they were honoring 17-year-old Darnella with its annual PEN/Benenson Courage Award. The org’s CEO, Suzanne Nossel, says, “With nothing more than a cell phone and sheer guts, Darnella changed the course of history in this country, sparking a bold movement demanding an end to systemic anti-Black racism and violence at the hands of police.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lirHz93qJ50&bpctr=1603983125 Nossel adds, “Without Darnella’s presence of mind and readiness…

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WALTER WALLACE SHOOTING ‘WHITE RACIST COPS GOT MY DAD’ … Son, Family Call For Justice

Walter Wallace Jr.‘s family is speaking out over his fatal shooting at the hands of police in West Philadelphia … and one of his sons is blaming it on racism. Walter’s mother and children just broke their silence after a night of violence in that city in the wake of Monday’s fatal shooting. Speaking to reporters, his oldest son choked back tears trying to explain what his father meant to him. Then he claimed it all boiled down to race — accusing “white racist cops” of shooting his father, and…

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NBA YOUNGBOY INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT

NBA YoungBoy and his crew allegedly beat the crap out of a man in the garage of a studio … this according to law enforcement. A spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas tells TMZ … a sheriff’s task force investigated the rapper and several of his cohorts for allegedly assaulting a man at a studio in Katy, Texas. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … a man and his girlfriend headed to a studio to work with YoungBoy on October 5. We’re told when the couple arrived, security told…

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