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- AFRO And CLEO TV To Join Comcast’s Xfinity TV In January 2019
The two African American majority owned independent networks join REVOLT and ASPiRE on Comcast's growing roster of diverse programming- November 15, 2018
- Red Table Talk Discusses Racism: WOC vs. White Women With Jane Elliott
'Prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance' the theme of the latest episode of Facebook Watch's 'Red Table Talk' discuss race relations between white and black women in America- November 15, 2018
- 19 Black Women Ran For Judicial Seats In Houston, Texas; 19 Black Women Are Now Judges In Houston, Texas.
Beto O'Rourke may have lost the Senate race to Ted Cruz in Texas, but Harris County showed up and elected the #Houston19- November 8, 2018
Although not reparations, a rarity has happened that should be talked about. Former Texas cop, Roy Oliver, was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday in the shooting death of Jordan Edwards in 2017. Oliver could face up to 99 years in prison, according to Teen Vogue reports.
If you don’t recall, Edwards and his older brother were on their way home in April 2017 in a small suburb in Dallas, Texas. An officer with the Balch Spring Police Department, Oliver shot into the car killing Edwards whose death was ruled a homicide by the Dallas County medical examiner.
Deliberating for 12 hours on the second day of deliberations, the jury found Oliver guilty despite his testimony saying he fired his weapon under the suspicion that his partner was in danger. Contrary to his statement, Oliver’s partner testified that he did not fear for his life and believed used such force was unnecessary.
“I’m happy, very happy. It’s been a long time, a hard year,” said Jordan’s father, Odell Edwards, who said he wanted to “jump up and down” after hearing the verdict, according to NBC News.
The sentencing phase of Oliver’s trial will continue into today after the jury reached the guilty verdict on Tuesday.