Police Say White Mississippi Men Used Racial Slurs in Parking Garage Attack — BCNN1 WP

Police say three Mississippi men used racial slurs as they attacked a man in a parking garage in Memphis, Tennessee. Court documents show Christopher Elder, Joshua Matheny and Michael Matheny have been charged with civil rights intimidation and attempted robbery. An affidavit says a man was walking into a parking garage Sept. 2 in downtown … Continue reading Police Say White Mississippi Men Used Racial Slurs in Parking Garage Attack — BCNN1 WP

Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School — Atlanta Black Star

Parents in Oakland, California say they’re concerned and a little bit uneasy after a rope resembling a noose was discovered outside a local elementary school on Friday — the second in just three weeks. According to ABC 7, the latest rope was found hanging from the fence of a batting cage on the side of … Continue reading Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School — Atlanta Black Star

Mississippi Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Burning Cross Near Black Family’s Home — BCNN1 WP

A white Mississippi man received an 11-year prison sentence Tuesday for his part in burning a cross near the home of an African American family. Louie Bernard Revette, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett in Hattiesburg, the Justice Department said. Revette pleaded guilty in April to one count each of interference with … Continue reading Mississippi Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Burning Cross Near Black Family’s Home — BCNN1 WP

Young Black Man, 23, Taken Off Life Support After Allegedly Suffering Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest During Violent Encounter with Denver Police — Atlanta Black Star

Three Denver police officers are on leave and an investigation is underway after a young Black man died following a confrontation with authorities in suburban Denver.  Elijah McClain’s family took him off life support last Friday after they say a violent arrest by Aurora officers left him brain dead, according to The Denver Post. McClain was just … Continue reading Young Black Man, 23, Taken Off Life Support After Allegedly Suffering Brain Injury, Cardiac Arrest During Violent Encounter with Denver Police — Atlanta Black Star

University of Illinois Student Arrested on Hate Crime Charges After Hanging Noose In On-Campus Elevator — Atlanta Black Star

A University of Illinois student accused of fashioning a noose and hanging it inside an on-campus elevator is now facing felony hate crime charges in the incident. Campus police arrested 19-year-old Andrew M. Smith on Monday “after an interview with police at his residence hall,” according to a statement from the university. Smith was also booked on misdemeanor disorderly … Continue reading University of Illinois Student Arrested on Hate Crime Charges After Hanging Noose In On-Campus Elevator — Atlanta Black Star

‘Nasty and Unprovoked’: 9-Month-Old Baby Assaulted by Racist Man Throwing Eggs — Atlanta Black Star

A 9-month-old baby was hit in the face when a white man threw eggs at the infant and the child’s mother in what police believe to be a racially motivated assault in England. A woman was crossing the road with her baby in a stroller when someone threw the eggs at them from a vehicle … Continue reading ‘Nasty and Unprovoked’: 9-Month-Old Baby Assaulted by Racist Man Throwing Eggs — Atlanta Black Star

White man charged with murder after killing Black teen who had his hands up —

A White man in St. Louis has been charged with murder after allegedly killing a Black teenager who did not pose as a threat. The incident occurred when Joseph Renick, 54, encountered Sentonio Cox, 15, in the Bevo Mill community in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cox was walking home when Renick allegedly approached him. At some point, … Continue reading White man charged with murder after killing Black teen who had his hands up —