White Mississippi cop complains politician ‘worse than a Black person’ — theGrio

A white Mississippi sheriff was caught sending a racist text message to another white elected official, complaining that a Latino state legislator was “worse than a Black person.” The text messages were uncovered after the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal used a public records request to obtain Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson’s August 2017 messages Phil Morgan, who serves as supervisor to the county’s … Continue reading White Mississippi cop complains politician ‘worse than a Black person’ — theGrio

Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Other Local Black Leaders Receive Racist, Threatening Letter — BCNN1 WP

More than a dozen Charlotte leaders, all of them African American except for one, received a letter in the mail to their respective offices that was threatening and racist. “If I can assume the intent was to intimidate,” Councilman Braxton Winston said. “We get hate-mail all the time,” he said. “But this one was unique … Continue reading Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Other Local Black Leaders Receive Racist, Threatening Letter — BCNN1 WP

Hate spewing man put $100 billion price on the heads of Black cops, police say — theGrio

Police have arrested a Florida man after he sent several threatening emails against Florida officials, including one offering to pay $100 billion for the deaths of all Black police officers. Richard Guinn, 33, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was initially taken in by deputies from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office on charges that he violated an … Continue reading Hate spewing man put $100 billion price on the heads of Black cops, police say — theGrio

Was a Black man held by cops for a ‘suspicious’ look at a white woman? — theGrio

A cellphone video taken in suburban Detroit captured a 20-year-old Black man being detained by police for what the woman who took the photo said was “looking suspiciously at a caucasian woman.” According to the Detroit Metro Times, based on footage from the video posted on Facebook, Devin Myers was walking to a restaurant in Royal Oak, … Continue reading Was a Black man held by cops for a ‘suspicious’ look at a white woman? — theGrio

Leaked Documents Show FBI Once Ranked ‘Black Identity Extremists’ as Bigger Threat Than al-Qaida, White Supremacists — Atlanta Black Star

So-called “black identity extremists” and animal rights/environmental activists were among the FBI’s top counter-terrorism priorities under President Donald Trump, according leaked documents obtained by The Young Turks. The bureau’s priority list, published Thursday, lays bare the FBI’s focuses in the areas of counter-terrorism, cyber crime and counterintelligence during the 2018 fiscal year, Newsweek reported.  https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/08/13/leaked-documents-show-fbi-once-ranked-black-identity-extremists-as-bigger-threat-than-al-qaida-white-supremacists/

Video: Young Black Man Defends Himself Against Group of White Men Only to be Attacked by Their Dog — Atlanta Black Star

Cellphone video shows a dog being led to attack a Black man while other men on the scene pummeled him in a Michigan neighborhood Wednesday. Police in the Detroit suburb of Roseville visited the area near Martin Road and Gratiot Avenue Wednesday and Thursday to investigate the incident that ended up leading to a series of fights, … Continue reading Video: Young Black Man Defends Himself Against Group of White Men Only to be Attacked by Their Dog — Atlanta Black Star

5 years after Mike Brown’s death, police continue to kill Blacks at high rates —

Five years ago, Mike Brown, an unarmed Black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a White police officer, Darren Wilson. The incident led to days of protests across the country and an uprising in Ferguson. A discussion on race in America took center stage on national news outlets and social media. However, Wilson was … Continue reading 5 years after Mike Brown’s death, police continue to kill Blacks at high rates —