While Glynn County Superior Court Judge Timothy R. Walmsley acknowledged that “quite a few African American jurors were excused through peremptory strikes executed by the defense,” he ultimately ruled that the defense had given legitimate reasons for why each juror was eliminated.Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Get Nearly All-White Jury
At least eight people who attended the Jan. 6 Capitol riot—the deadly insurrection that attempted to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election—have won the ultimate prize in the aftermath of their heinous act: They have been elected to public office.8 Republicans Who Attended the Capitol Riot Were Just Elected to Public Office
Activists had long called for police to be held accountable in these shootings, and as AP notes, many questioned if Noor was being treated differently because he is Black.Ex-Minneapolis Cop Sentenced to 57 Months in Shooting Death of Woman Who Called 911
On Monday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced in a tweet that investigators from the Atlanta Police Department were traveling to a lab in Salt Lake City that works with old DNA evidence. Her hope? That the lab would be able to uncover evidence that would provide some answers for the families of the victims.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New DNA Examination in ‘Atlanta Child Murders’ Case
Generation X created the culture. When you look back at all facets of our culture including fashion, music, movies, television and the like, a great deal of it came from the minds of Generation X or was pushed to the forefront by our generation during our youth.The Root Institute 2021: Generation X Are the Original Influencers
Storytelling is revolutionary act because in the face of propaganda campaigns that label the truth as dangerous, those of us who continue speaking out and telling the stories of what actually happened do so at our own risk.The Root Institute 2021: Storytelling Is a Revolutionary Act
Grisham replaced Sarah Huckabee Sanders as press secretary in July 2019. She was noted for never having given a press briefing, unlike the other 35 people who had been in that position before her. The Washington Post noted that she “was infamous for being invisible.”Former White House Press Secretary, Who Never Gave a Press Briefing, Suddenly Has a Lot to Say
For The Root, I wrote about how the press secretary who never gave the American people a press briefing suddenly had so much to say when her tenure was over and wrote a “tell-all” book.
Auntie Unfiltered is a video series I conceptualized and starred in at The Root. In this episode featuring singer, reality television star and actress Kandi Burruss, the multi-hyphenate shares some words of wisdom for the viewing audience.
Bass then asked her question even more directly than she did the first time: “Is there a term or a report on white identity extremists? You mentioned you are familiar with black people who identify with their racial identity.”Rep. Karen Bass Ate Jeff Sessions for Lunch and It Was Delicious
For The Root, I gave a play-by-play commentary on a video that showed the time then-Congresswoman Karen Bass grilled former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about an FBI report that indicated “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.” No, seriously. That was the name of the report.
“But I’ll make it pretty clear,” Long said. “I support my peers in exercising their right to protest. This is a wonderful country, and I think everyone agrees on that, but there are things in our country that can improve.”Chris Long of the New England Patriots Shares His Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick
“And I don’t know if it’s because of my blessings, I don’t know, but it is my reality,” Wayne said. “So I’d have to say that not only had I thought it was over, I believe it’s over, but obviously it isn’t.”Lil Wayne Says That Because of His Blessings, He Has Never Experienced Racism
Protesters described as “white allies” standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock tribe showed up and locked themselves to equipment to prevent work from continuing, in what is known as a “lockdown.”#NoDAPL Protesters Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Site
After their initial contact with Snoop, they became his personal chefs, cooking for the rapper and a host of his celebrity friends, including E-40, Kobe Bryant, Amber Rose and Monica. Snoop told them that he had a television project in the works, and when it came to fruition, he wanted them to be a part of it.From the ‘Trap’ in Compton to Martha Stewart’s Kitchen in Hollywood
Edgley had successfully disabled the primary GPS tracking device in the truck but failed to disable a second, which enabled authorities to track the vehicle down after it was reported stolen. The suspect drove the truck across two interstates and two highways, traveling through both San Bernardino and Riverside counties.Driver in Stolen Big Rig Leads Authorities on 3-Hour Chase in Southern Calif.