After premiering to rave reviews earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, The Birth Of Nation stumbled last weekend at its North American box-office opening. Beleaguered director Nate Parker‘s slave-rebellion drama raked in “$7.1 million from 2,105 theaters, capping weeks of controversy over Parker’s involvement in a 1999 rape trial.” He had hoped to bring in $10 million. Read more.
Ex-Gary, Indiana Mayor Gives Nat Turner’s Remains To Family
The body of Nat Turner, whose story was returned to the nation’s conscience in Nate Parker‘s The Birth of a Nation, is finally in the hands of his descendants. Until now, little was known about what happened to his body after he was captured in 1831 for leading one of the bloodiest slave rebellions in U.S. history. Last week, Richard Gordon Hatcher, who served as the mayor of Gary, Indiana from 1968 to 1987, returned his skull to family members. “The chain of transmission includes Franklin and Cora Breckinridge, civil rights activists who donated the skull to Hatcher in 2002. They received it from Bob Franklin of Elkhart, Indiana, who says the skull was passed down in his family for three generations.” Read more.
Leaked Clinton Speeches Show Cozy Relationship With Wall Street
Republican nominee Donald Trump was not the only one feeling the heat at Sunday night’s second presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri. In high-priced speeches to elite Wall Street firms that were leaked last week on WikiLeaks, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton reportedly “displayed an easy comfort with titans of business, embraced unfettered international trade and praised a budget-balancing plan that would have required cuts to Social Security.” Trump rapped his rival during the contentious debate for her double-messaging. Read more.
This is Jaquavion Slaton, the 20-year-old who was was shot & killed by Fort Worth Police on Sunday. Community demanding release of body camera video, but FWPD hasn’t said when/if that will happen. #WFAApic.twitter.com/iakQyWrRCl
Continue reading 62 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
62 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
UPDATED: 9:54 a.m. EDT, July 2, 2019 --
Police shooting and killing Black males is all but a centuries-old American tradition among law enforcement in the U.S. But the fact that this apparent rite of police passage was still thriving in 2019 and expected to continue well into 2020 and beyond should give any American citizen pause as more and more names of Black males continue to be added to a growing list of victims with what seems like a new shooting every week.
Most recently, the country has seen the high-profile police shooting of Eric Logan, a Black man in South Bend, Indiana, where presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is mayor. His candidacy has helped bring publicity to a case that may have otherwise been lost in the news cycle. Less than a week before Logan was killed, police in Fort Worth, Texas, shot and killed JaQuavion Slaton in a hail of as many as 10 shots.
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Other victims' names include, but certainly, aren't limited to: Tamir Rice; Botham Shem Jean; E.J. Bradford; and Michael Brown.
As NewsOne continues covering these shootings that so often go ignored by mainstream media, the below running list Black men and boys who have been shot and killed by police under suspicious circumstances can serve as a tragic reminder of the danger they face upon being born into a world of hate that branded them as suspects since birth.