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Death of Robert Fuller, Black Man Found Hanging from Tree, Ruled a Suicide



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Robert Fuller


*Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators have concluded that the 24-year-old Black man found hanging in a tree died by suicide.

On June 10, Robert Fuller was found with a rope around his neck, hanging from a tree in Poncitlan Square in Palmdale, California. Police immediately ruled it suicide due to the Coronavirus lockdown. 

Following is an excerpt from CNN: When a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department announced the preliminary findings of Fuller’s death during the news conference, outraged crowds demanded an investigation.

After a “thorough” month-long investigation by the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, his death was determined to be the result of suicide

OTHER NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSSED: US, CA Authorities Pressured to Investigate Hangings of Two Black Men – Press Conference Set for Monday

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Commander Chris Marks said there were no signs of a struggle at the scene and “no defensive wounds observed and no other signs of trauma visible to Mr. Fuller.”

Many Twitter users, however, ain’t buying it. 

One user wrote, “So we’re just supposed to look at this AND believe the “authorities” when they tell us that Robert Fuller‘s death was a suicide? F*ck that.”

Another added, “nobody hangs themselves from a fucking tree. saying it was a suicide is so disrespectful to fuller and his family and just so disgusting. JUSTICE FOR ROBERT.”

Marks said Fuller, who previously expressed suicidal behavior, tied a rope directly to tree branches in more than one spot, “indicating that the victim was not hoisted into that position.”

Fuller died one week after another Black man, 38-year-old Malcolm Harsch, was discovered hanging from a tree in Victorville. 

Harsch allegedelly died from an apparent suicide, his family said after police discovery of video evidence. 

Fuller’s death came amid nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

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East Carolina University and Fayetteville State University Partner to Benefit Students in the Region



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Carolina Campus

*Two eastern North Carolina Universities have established a new partnership to promote collaboration between the two UNC System institutions in meeting their respective missions.


East Carolina University and Fayetteville State University are both committed to the region and its students, and the new memorandum of understanding between the two represents a new effort to identify opportunities to work together to promote graduate recruitment and education; undergraduate student engagement and collaboration; and research, public service and scholarship.


“We have a very diverse student population with differing personal and professional goals, and it is our responsibility to develop academic pathways that will help them achieve their goals,” said Dr. Lee Brown, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at FSU. “For many, it is immediately joining the workforce and applying their knowledge and abilities to problems in industry and government, but for others it’s to advance to higher levels in their careers, conduct complex research, or pursue an academic career. 


“This agreement with our sister institution helps us to fulfill our obligation of meeting the needs of our students, no matter their goal.”


Under the agreement, ECU and FSU have committed to developing pipelines linking FSU’s undergraduate students to ECU’s graduate and professional programs; encouraging collaborations between academic programs and faculties in the areas of research, scholarship, public service and creative activity; and exploring the development of a short-term faculty exchange program.


“We are excited about the potential of this partnership with Fayetteville State University,” said Dr. Grant Hayes, acting provost at ECU. “Our mission as a university centers on student success and regional transformation, and providing pathways for students in eastern North Carolina to pursue their educational goals is a key part of that mission. Through this collaboration we will seek new opportunities for partnership and work together to the benefit of both institutions, our students and the region.”







Jules Norwood
ECU News Services
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Jeff Womble
Assoc. Vice Chancellor for communications,
Fayetteville State University/ [email protected]

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NIGERIA – Police Brutality at 60



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NIGERIA today by DON Marvel

*Hard to believe that this month that Nigeria marks 60 years of her independence is when demonstrators against police brutality were killed in Lagos after security forces opened fire with live rounds of ammunition.

About twelve were killed and many more injured.

Nigeria’s cartoonist Don Marvel’s red bloodied cartoon saddens the reality of the current situation.

The current government of President Muhammadu Buhari has lost control. Nigeria will survive its present turmoil but the gaping wound will take long to heal – Cartoon by DON Marvel

RELATED: Attorney Ben Crump Issues Statement About Police Violence Against Protestors in Lagos Nigeria

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TAYO Fatunla

TAYO Fatunla is an award-winning Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Writer and Illustrator. He is one of the participants of the CARTAN Virtual cartoon exhibition marking 60 years of Nigeria. He is a graduate of the prestigious Kubert School, in New Jersey, US. and recipient of the 2018 ECBACC Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award for his illustrated OUR ROOTS creation and series – Famous people in Black History – He participated in the UNESCO’s Cartooning In Africa forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Cartooning Global Forum in Paris, France and took part in the Afropolitan Comics virtual comics exhibition arranged by the French Institute in South Africa coinciding with its annual National Arts Festival – / [email protected]

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THE REAL: Adrienne Wishes Someone Told Her She Was Gaining Weight / WATCH



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Adrienne (the real)

*On Wednesday, October 21, the ladies discuss the proper way to address a loved one when they begin to put on unwanted pounds. Co-host Adrienne Houghton advises that any approach should be done with love and wishes that her friends had said something to her when she started to gain some extra weight.

And, is it wrong to marry for money after having been previously married for love? Co-host Garcelle Beauvais has no problem with this concept and lays out her expectations for any guy lucky enough to be her next husband.

Also, has being quarantined for several months changed the way we feel about being around, or not around, certain people? The ladies share some unexpected benefits of living in lockdown and not having to socialize with others, and even find some silver linings when it comes to taping The Real remotely!

Then, Eris Baker stops by to talk about the upcoming season of This is Us, filming under strict COVID-19 regulations, and how it feels to be a representative for young queer girls all over the world!

Adrienne Wishes More of Her Friends Stepped in When She Was Gaining Weight

What Garcelle Wants in her Next Husband 

The Ladies Look On The Bright Side Of Shooting Remotely Instead Of In-Studio! 

Adrienne Wishes More of Her Friends Stepped in When She Was Gaining Weight

Adrienne Houghton: When I was overweight and I was just indulging way too much, I’m grateful for friends that did step in and say, “Hey! Like, Mama!” My mom, I’m so gr– Especially my mom, I like that my mom, again coming from a place of concern and empathy, was just like, “Hey! What’s going on?” Like, you know, “I want you to be healthy.” I also had friends that heard me complaining about my weight but would then watch me, you know, eat unhealthy food or just get, like– Jeannie was one of those people like, “Girl, you’re saying you wanna lose weight. But here you are reading– eating a whole pizza pie.” So, I think that I’m personally grateful for people who care enough to say something when I know that it’s coming from a place of love. Um, and I was annoyed when it wasn’t done. I think that I was actually far more annoyed when nobody said anything and I looked at myself and was like, “I’m 25 pounds heavier than I used to be.” And I was upset that no one told me that one the way. They just let me get overweight. And I was sitting there, like, having to work so much harder than had someone said something earlier on. And if you love and you care about somebody and you’re talking about their health, absolutely step in and say something. But, do it with love.



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THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

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