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Ty Dolla $ign Releases Tribute Visual for ‘No Justice’ featuring TC

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Ty Dolla $ign has posted a tribute visual to all the victims who were involved in police brutality, including George Floyd. In Minneapolis, Floyd died when a police officer applied continuous pressure to his neck while handcuffed. Floyd can be heard on camera saying “I Can’t Breathe.” South Central crooner, Ty Dolla $ign, has dedicated […]

Sandra Bland’s Cell Phone Footage of Her 2015 Pre-Death Arrest Released

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Sandra Bland‘s family is calling for a renewed investigation into her arrest and death after a 39-second video from her phone surfaced showing the state trooper aggressively threatening her with a stun gun. The 28-year-old activist was taken into custody in Texas for a traffic violation and was found hanging in her cell three days […]

#SayHerName: Sandra Bland Documentary Coming To HBO

#SayHerName: Sandra Bland Documentary Coming To HBO

In 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland had no intention of becoming a martyr for police and authoritative accountability. However, that is essentially what happened. Now HBO will revisit all the events leading up to her tragic fate. Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland afford viewers with an exclusive view as filmmakers, Kate Davis and David […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Amadou Diallo 19 Years Later

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19 years ago on this date, a 23 year old Guinean immigrant named Amadou Diallo was murdered by four plain clothes NYPD police officers in his hallway after they unloaded 41 shots into Diallo in front of his Bronx apartment. The haphazard officers hit Diallo with only 19 shots; less than half of what was […]

Sandra Bland’s Family Settles For $1.9 M In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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According to the family’s attorney Cannon Lambert, the family of Sandra Bland has reached a $1.9 million settlement on Thursday in their wrongful death lawsuit against Waller County, Texas and the Waller COunty Jail. The settlement, which was completed in detail on Wednesday, includes compensation for Bland’s death in custody as well as several changes […]

Hillary Clinton Makes History At Last Night’s DNC

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Last night [July 26] on Night 2 of the Democratic National Convention, American history was made. Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to earn the nomination for presidency from a major US party. While Senator Bernie Sanders fought a good fight, he only had 1,893 delegates to Clinton’s 2,814. Needing only 2,383 delegates for […]

Texas Road Officially Renamed In Honor Of Sandra Bland

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Last week [Friday, April 15] a ceremony was held in honor of the late Sandra Bland, marking the official name change of a road in Prairie View, Texas to Sandra Bland Parkway. In July, Bland was stopped and apprehended by officer Brian Encinia for an improper lane change while in town to accept a job […]

HERNews Week in Review: From Kendrick Lamar to Sandra Bland

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This year’s Black History Month ended with a bang. From music to politics, there were several key events this week that stood above the rest. That said, we present HERNews, a weekly recap of the greatest headlines and topics that had us talking this week. Kendrick Lamar Drops a Surprise Album Early this morning [Friday, […]

Texas State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Formally Fired

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Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland has officially been fired today. Bland died under very suspicious circumstances while in police custody and her death has since been rule a suicide. Encinia was charged with perjury 3 months ago after it was discovered that he lied about the sequence of events involving […]

We Will Not Forget You: Happy Birthday, Sandra Bland

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Sandra Bland is a woman whose story has been heard by and touched millions across the world. Bland was found hanged in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas after being arrested at a “routine traffic stop.” Her death was ruled a suicide by the court system of Texas, but the evidence of her case […]

Trooper in Sandra Bland Traffic Stop Indicted, Fired

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The now infamous Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, a 28-year old Black woman found dead in her jail cell, in a traffic stop last summer on July 10, 2015 has lost his job after being indicted by a grand jury. Trooper Brian Encinia is being charged with perjury after allegedly lying about his confrontation […]

Happy Kwanzaa! 5 Ways African Americans Have Shown Self Determination In 2015

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Habari Gani? KUJICHAGULIA!(Self Determination) The second principle of Kwanzaa is arguably one of the most important elements for an individual and a collective body of people who strive to advance against adversity; self determination(KUJICHAGULIA). There have been movements and events that have proven that the struggle for civil and human rights continues in this country […]

Bernie Sanders: Sandra Bland Would Be Alive Today If She Were A White Woman

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Regardless of the fact that Sandra Bland hasn’t been mentioned by Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton or any of the other uber-visible candidates, Vermont Governor Bernie Sanders made it a point to bring light to a tragedy that has been avoided by mainstream media. After a Texas grand jury announced […]

Trial For Sandra Bland’s Wrongful Death Suit Set For 2017

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A trial date of January 23, 2017 by U.S. District Judge David Hittner has been set for the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sandra Bland, despite the July 13, 2015 suicide ruling by the medical examiner. “That’s right. It’s undetermined,” was Hittner’s response when asked whether he disputed the suicide claims. The Bland family […]