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Cleveland Cop Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Has Been Fired

*The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been fired by the department for “providing false information” on his application to become a cop, officials announced Tuesday. Timothy Loehmann’s termination is “effective immediately,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said during a press conference Tuesday announcing the results of the city’s investigation […]

Columbus, Ohio Cop Fatally Shoots 13-Year-Old Black Boy Who Pulled BB Gun

*A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 13-year-old boy he was attempting to apprehend following reports of an armed robbery, officials said. The Columbus Division of Police said in a statement that the teen, identified as Tyree King, “pulled a gun from his waistband” when officers tried to take him and another male into […]

John Singleton, Samaria Rice Discuss Police Brutality Ahead of Their PBS Film ‘The Talk’

*Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot by police officers in Cleveland in 2014 while carrying a toy gun, joined filmmaker John Singleton and others Thursday to promote their appearance in PBS’ upcoming documentary “The Talk,” which explores the conversations that happen in African-American families about the threat of police violence. […]

Cleveland Agrees to Pay Family of Tamir Rice $6 Million

*The city of Cleveland on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland said the city will pay out […]

Beyoncé’s Next Video to Reportedly Feature Trayvon Martin’s Parents

*Hey haters, check this out. Beyoncé is not letting the uproar over her “Formation” music video affect her as she takes things a step further with her next video. Reportedly the parents of Trayvon Martin will be featured in the video along with family members of Tamir Rice and Michael Brown. All three teens are noted […]

Cleveland EMS Official Fired: He Wished for Chance to Kill Tamir Rice

*A Cleveland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) captain has been fired over disparaging comments he made on social media regarding Tamir Rice. Fox 8 Cleveland reports that the dismissal stemmed from a Facebook post from Captain Jamie Marquardt. On Monday (03-14-16), Marquardt weighed in on Rice’s death, saying, “Tamir Rice should have been shot and I […]

Cleveland Rescinds $500 ER Bill Sent to Tamir Rice’s Family

*The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer while playing with a pellet gun, was sent a $500 bill to pay for his emergency medical treatment – and was eventually sued by the city to collect the payment. But on Thursday, officials told local television stations that […]

Tamir Rice’s Mother: LeBron James’ Response to Son’s Death is ‘Quite Sad’

*LeBron James’ response to the death of Tamir Rice has disappointed many people, including the 12-year-old boy’s mother. Madame Noire cites an interview with “News One Now’s” Roland Martin that included Samaria Rice addressing James’ reaction to the case involving her late son, which has generated mixed opinions among folks. Since the officers responsible for […]

When Policy and Politicians Aren’t Enough To Change Racial Injustice

*Much like the past, racial injustice has stood out as one of the most important issues facing people today. Evidence of such exists in the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of police officers and the failure to indict anyone responsible for numerous tragedies, including the deaths of Eric Garner,  Tamir Rice and […]

Should Lebron James Sit Out to Stand Up Tamir Rice?

*Lebron James’ stance on the Tami Rice case and the police officers responsible for the 12-year-old’s death not being indicted has prompted some people to encourage the NBA all-star to sit out all games until a thorough investigation into matter is conducted. But the question is, according to a headline for a Clutch magazine story: […]

LeBron James on #NoJusticeNoLeBron: Tamir Rice Issue ‘Bigger Than Me’

*LeBron James has spoken publicly for the first time since a grand jury declined Monday to press charges against the police officers responsible for the November 2014 shooting death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Cleveland native. Activists have started the social media campaign #NoJusticeNoLeBron, calling on James to sit out games in protest of the grand […]

White Woman Points BB Gun at Cops … and Doesn’t Get Shot

*The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice are probably stunned by this latest slap in the face. First they learn that the cop involved in the killing of their son will face no charges. Now they see that a white woman who purposely and intentionally pointed a fake gun at cops and said “boom” has suffered […]