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Another police officer has gotten away with killing a Black man. Charlotte officer Brentley Vinson acted “lawfully” by killing Keith Lamont Scott, according to D.A. R. Andrew Murray for Mecklenburg County. On Sept. 20, Scott was sitting in his car and waiting for his child when he was approached by police. Scott had not committed…

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The police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott last month by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is back in the news. Scott was a father of seven and was standing next to his car on September 20, 2016 when officer Brentley Vinson opened fire and killed him. Police stated that he was erratic, had a gun and refused to…

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On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, The BOSS Network hosted its final tour stop on the “Ladies That Lead Tour; An Evening with Michelle Williams.” The event highlighted influential women of color; who inspire others by sharing their strategies and journey to success. BOSS is an acronym for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters” and the network’s mission is to promote and…

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Many people are up in arms over the killing of Keith Lamont Scott in  Charlotte, North Carolina, and some would say justifiably. However, more information is coming out regarding the behavior of Scott at the time of the incident and his past behavior. Some would call this victimization, while others steadfastly claim that there is…

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The controversy following the shooting death of Keith Scott by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police is ongoing and still producing more questions concerning officers’ actions that day. Scott was killed by plainclothes officer Brently Vinson, who was not wearing a bodycam, unlike other officers. It is now being reported that an officer at the scene may have violated…

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Though Charlotte is known as the Queen City – with a gleaming downtown, state-of-the-art stadiums, sparkling new mass transit, and the nation’s banking capital – recent events have thrust the city’s dark side into the spotlight within a matter of days. Outside the city’s core are neighborhoods like that of the late Keith Scott, the…

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We’re embedding NBC’s version of the video of the death of Keith Lamont Scott. It’s graphic and included profanity. It’s a mood changer. Rakeyia Scott, wife of slain disabled father, Keith Lamont Scott, 43, cell phone recorded the moment Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers confronted her husband. She begged them to not shoot him. She shares,…

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Cam Newton is in a tough predicament. As one of the most recent NFL players to address social issues experienced across the United States, he expressed frustration during a press conference over the expectations he faces regarding his public stance on the matter. The public has reportedly been looking askance at Newton due to his…

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The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is under a state of emergency as the National Guard has been deployed to quell violent protests in the city. The move comes after rioting and looting by protestors over the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, reportedly by Officer Bentley Vinson, who is Black. Scott was killed…

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The killing of Keith Lamont Scott was captured on video, but police will not release the footage. According to Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney, Scott’s shooting was captured on police officer’s body cameras. Putney fabricated when he claimed that it was against the state’s law to release the footage because it requires a court order.…

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In 2012, Jacqie McWilliams anticipated her new position as the first appointed female commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Williams works closely with the board of directors and staff and provides leadership in strategic planning, day-to-day management and financial stability for the CIAA in an effort to produce a culture that supports the advancement of student-athletes…

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  The CIAA tournament is a celebration of college players who have succeeded expectations on the court throughout the basketball season. The tournament, which is hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, represents legacy and tradition. Tournament weekend brings a fun whirlwind of family focused events and after hour festivities to the Queen City. Whether you’re craving…

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Derek Ross started working with the CIAA Tournament in 2006. He is the founder and CEO of the D2Group, a brand specialty firm managing and building the brands of artists, athletes and businesses. The firm currently serves as the lead PR and marketing agency for the CIAA Tournament that takes place annually in Charlotte, North Carolina. With the…

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Let’s face it, looking fabulous for the CIAA Tournament is kind of a big deal. Rolling out caught up with some of the Queen City’s most popular hair salons and beauty bar owners that are ready to keep you looking flawless. With all of the tournament games and other festivities, you can scratch hair and beauty care…

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