Video shows Louisiana trooper beating Black motorist with flashlight

Video shows Louisiana trooper beating Black motorist with flashlight

[ad_1] A white Louisiana State Police trooper, who resigned after being accused of simple battery in two separate incidents, also repeatedly struck a Black man with a flashlight during a 2019 traffic stop, resulting in the man suffering several broken bones. Body camera footage shows former trooper Jacob Brown arriving at the scene in Monroe, … Read more

‘Black Panther’ star Letitia Wright injured while filming stunt on set of sequel

'Black Panther' star Letitia Wright injured while filming stunt on set of sequel

[ad_1] “Black Panther” star Letitia Wright is being treated in a hospital after sustaining minor injuries on the Boston set of “Wakanda Forever.” A Marvel spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday that the incident happened while filming a stunt for the sequel. Wright is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Wright is reprising … Read more

Panasonic photoshopped a white man’s head onto a Black man’s body

Panasonic photoshopped a white man’s head onto a Black man’s body

[ad_1] We recently wrote how Panasonic maybe went a little overboard with wacky promotional images for its new SoundSlayer wearable gaming speaker. Fun, right? Here’s something less amusing: it appears that Panasonic couldn’t be bothered to take actual photos of its product on actual human beings, so it digitally inserted them into royalty-free pictures from … Read more

Surviving as a Black business owner isn’t easy, but there are resources to help | Gene Marks

[ad_1] If you are a Black business owner then there’s no question that the recent economic downturn has likely been especially hard for you. Just look at the numbers. A National Bureau of Economic Research study found that the number of Black-owned businesses fell by 41% during the first few months of the pandemic. A … Read more

Police killing of Black Army veteran highlights racial inequities, civil rights leaders say

Police killed a Black Army veteran outside his home. His family wants answers.

[ad_1] Civil rights leaders in New Jersey say that the police response to two 911 calls this year in a rural, majority-white town, one of which ended in officers fatally shooting a Black Army veteran outside his home, highlights inequalities in how police treat white people and people of color. They say they believe race … Read more

‘An afterthought’: why do specs companies ignore the black community? | Fashion

[ad_1] The women behind the first company to make glasses specifically for black faces says the eyewear industry treats the black community as an “afterthought”. Kimeze was launched by sisters Clare and Christina Kimeze in London last month after being frustrated with the lack of glasses that properly fit the faces of members of the … Read more

Disney fires back against Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit

Disney fires back against Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit

[ad_1] Disney has filed a motion to have Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against the company moved to private arbitration, the latest in the ongoing saga of her complaint against the company over Black Widow’s streaming release. Disney’s lawyers filed the motion Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court on the grounds that Periwinkle Entertainment, which negotiated her … Read more

Police killed a Black Army veteran outside his home. His family wants answers.

Police killed a Black Army veteran outside his home. His family wants answers.

[ad_1] Valerie Cobbertt noticed differences in her older brother, Gulia Dale, every time he returned from an active-duty tour in Iraq. “We didn’t know the spectrum of everything he dealt with,” Cobbertt said in an interview Monday. “I would notice loud noises bothered him. I remember he would say, ‘Don’t slam the car door.’” So … Read more

Proud Boys leader sentenced to more than 5 months for burning Black Lives Matter banner

Proud Boys leader sentenced to more than 5 months for burning Black Lives Matter banner

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The leader of the far-right Proud Boys was sentenced Monday to more than five months in jail after admitting that he burned a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black church in Washington during a pro-Trump demonstration in December. Henry Tarrio, known to followers as Enrique, was arrested Jan. 4 … Read more

Josephine Baker is 1st Black woman given Paris burial honor

Josephine Baker is 1st Black woman given Paris burial honor

[ad_1] PARIS — The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, making the entertainer who is a World War II hero in France the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor. Le Parisien newspaper reported Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron decided to … Read more