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Sandra Bland’s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement from a wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney said Thursday. This resolution comes on the heels of recent news of false statements made by Waller County officials. A former jail guard recently admitted to falsifying logs to show he checked on Sandra Bland an hour before…

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They are members of a club no mother wants to join.  Mothers who have buried their children.   But these women form an even more heartbreaking sorority — mothers who have lost their children at the hands of law enforcement or those purporting to be our protectors. We know the names of the children killed:  Trayvon…

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The tragic in custody death of Sandra Bland is once again in the news. The arresting officer, Brian Encinia, has now been formally terminated from his job with the Texas Department of Public Safety. In a widely seen video, Encinia is seen arguing with Bland and violently slamming her to the ground during a traffic…

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In 2015, Tidal released Usher’s anti-police brutality song “Chains,” featuring Nas. Now, at the start of Black History Month, the emotionally stirring tune has brand new visuals. Although Nas is absent from the new video, Usher can be seen expressing hopelessness as he walks though the streets in a hoodie and eventually finds himself bleeding…

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The Texas trooper who stopped Sandra Bland before she died in a jail cell could soon find himself behind bars. A Waller County grand decided to indict Trooper Brian Encinia for perjury. Encinia allegedly lied about what occurred during the traffic stop in July 2015. When asked about why he took Bland out of her car, he claimed…

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On July 13, 2015, Sandra Bland was found dead in her Waller County, Texas jail cell. She reportedly died of “self-inflicted asphyxiation,” i.e., suicide by hanging. Skeptical family members and friends don’t buy the Texas authorities’ account. To add insult to injury, the Waller County Grand Jury declined to indict any county jail employees in…

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In the wake of theories that Sandra Bland and her death by hanging while in custody, Waller County, Texas, authorities have released new video footage. In the video, Bland is shown in the booking area taking her mug shot photos. This is in response to social media speculation that Bland was dead when her mug…

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Racism was on full display for Black employees at a Kansas City, Missouri, hotel. The White female hotel manager hung a Black doll with a plastic bag in the employee break room. The hotel is the upscale Adams Mark Hotel and the workers who saw the doll were majority Black. The employees were outraged at the…

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