Over the weekend, a video has gone viral showing three sheriffs deputies in Broward County, Florida, arresting and beating a black teenager. In the video, the officers are seen arresting one teen, while surrounded by a crowd of backpack-wearing onlookers, when suddenly one officer grabs another, identified since as a year-old named Lucca, throwing him to the ground and slamming his head into the pavement as two other officers jump on the boy. Video from another angle shows the officer spraying the teen with pepper spray before pulling him to the ground.
To the internet's utter delight, Netflix recently announced that for the rest of the year, the streaming service will rotate iconic Black films each month—meaning you'll have tons more great content, but only 30 days to watch each. The latest? But don't worry too much.
Surveillance video shows two Colorado Springs police officers shot a year-old African American robbery suspect in the back while he ran away from the officers on foot on Saturday, the Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper reported after obtaining the footage Tuesday. The police officers, who have not been publicly identified, appear to be white in the video, the newspaper reported. A gun was recovered from the shooting scene, Colorado Springs police reported.
According to court records, witnesses said that a man walked up behind Elijah al-Amin and stabbed him in the neck without saying a word. Witnesses told police that Mr al-Amin had done nothing to provoke the attack outside a shop in Peoria, near Phoenix, Arizona at around 1. Police said that someone was trying to help Mr al-Amin by applying pressure to his neck when they arrived at 1.
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We regret the error and have updated the story accordingly. The firm also says that Hanley and Sons did not rush, pressure, or coerce Jones into selecting or paying for cremation or other services. Jones told us she stands by her statements about how she felt at the time.
A large-scale study from The University of Toledo of young African Americans who have attempted or died by suicide suggests there is a greater need for mental health services in urban school districts, and that we need to do a better job in convincing parents and caregivers to safely secure firearms and ammunition in the home. Taking those measures, Dr. James Price said, could save lives. Price, UToledo professor emeritus of health education and public health at UToledo, recently authored the largest study to date that examines suicidal behaviors of African American adolescents between the ages of 13 and
The hashtag JusticeForElijah began trending across social media platforms this week as the world learned of the murder of Elijah Al-Amin, a Black teenager who was stabbed to death by a white man in Arizona. Adams had just been released from the Arizona State Prison Complex two days prior to the attack. According to Maricopa County Superior Court records, his criminal history includes disorderly conduct, assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault of a correctional employee.