That’s more like it: Cop removes officer’s knee from protester’s neck (video)

As numerous demonstrations were held across America in recent days, one officer illustrated what most believe is appropriate and corrective behavior when a fellow cop steps over the line while executing his duties. In Seattle, a local police officer used his knee to pin down a suspect arrested for allegedly looting nearby establishments, TMZ reports. […]

Seattle-area police apologize for kicking ‘suspicious’ Black man out of shop

KIRKLAND, Washington — A Black man performing his duties as a court-appointed advocate was supervising a mother’s visitation at a yogurt shop when he was kicked out  by police because he looked “suspicious.” Police department officials say they now regret the actions of their officers. Ramon Cruz, the owner of the Menchies yogurt shop in Kirkland, a suburb […]

Utility company sends Black woman the N-word for her password

A Black woman in metro Seattle who forgot her password for the Puget Sound Energy company requested a temporary one. What they sent back as her password was almost like a bomb going off in her hands. Erica Conway, according to KIRO7 television station, said she received a gut-punch level shock when the password she […]

Landon Buford shares why sports journalism is his passion

Landon Buford is a journalist who is passionate about his craft. He has covered everything from entertainment to sports. Sports just happens to be his passion. We spoke to him recently about his love for journalism, his passion for sports and what his ultimate mission is. Talk about who you are and what you do. […]

Arif Gursel is helping to build the next generation of Black programmers

Recently, rolling out had the opportunity to interview Arif Gursel, a technology-focused entrepreneur and the current executive product leader for Floodgate Academy in Seattle. As an entrepreneur whose main focus is giving back to the community and empowering young African Americans, his role at Floodgate is one that fits him perfectly. The 2-year-old nonprofit organization […]

Seattle police kill pregnant Black mom who called 911 for help  

The police shooting of a pregnant Black mother of three children has Seattle on edge. Charleena Lyles,30, called police shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday morning to report a burglary at her apartment. When police responded to her apartment, she allegedly opened the door holding a knife in her hand. Not much is known after […]

Former NBA star Brandon Roy shot near LA

Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy was shot in the leg outside his grandmother’s house near Los Angeles, a person close to the situation told USA TODAY Sports‘ Sam Amick.  The person asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.  According to the source, someone opened fire randomly outside his grandmother’s house, and he was reportedly […]

Seattle mayor accused of raping crack-addicted boys and paying them $10

A shocking tale of pedophilia is emerging in Seattle, Washington. Mayor Ed Murray, 61, is accused of raping teenage boys since the 1980s. A lawsuit was filed this week against Murray where a victim stated that the mayor first sexually assaulted him when he was just 15 and a high school dropout. The man, now […]

Seattle ‘teacher’ rants: Obama deported ‘many people,’ ‘White House must die’

[jwplatform BikHtzsc] No politician or police is safe from the verbal tongue lashing of this “preschool teacher” in Seattle who went on an f-bomb tirade against the White House and capitalism, who sported  a Black Lives Matter shirt. She was turnt up saying: “F*** white supremacy, f*** the U.S. empire, f*** your imperialist ass lives. That […]

Protests against Trump spread across the country

Across the country, people are taking to social media and the streets to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. Thousands took to the streets of New York with chants of “Not my president” and “F–k Donald Trump.” The crowd marched through downtown Manhattan to Trump Tower; police estimated that at least 8K were gathered at the […]

Father with 12 children by 2 women beats, starves, rapes family

A disturbing tale of cults, rape, incest and beatings has come out of Seattle. Police have arrested Melford Warren Jr., 43,  for horrific crimes of sexual violence against his own children. Last week Warren was arrested on charges that included child rape and abuse against the 12 children he fathered by two different women. The […]

Toddler shot in head removed from life support

Her name was Malijah Grant and like most 1-year-old little girls she was a precious joy to her family and those who knew her. Last week in Kent, Washington, near Seattle, she was in her car seat with her parents when someone fired five shots into the vehicle, one of the bullets struck Malijah in the head. After a […]

Police officer not charged for punching handcuffed Black woman in the face

Another police officer has gotten away with harming an unarmed Black person. According to reports by the Seattle Times, King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg decided not charge Adley Shepherd for punching a handcuffed Black woman in the face. In June, Adley arrested Miyekko Durden-Bosely, 23, who was intoxicated. According to the officer, Durden-Bosely began verbally […]

Man stabbed with syringe, told ‘Welcome to the HIV club’

Police in Seattle are on the lookout for a white woman with shoulder-length blonde hair in her late 20s who is accused of stabbing a man with a needle outside a bar. After the needle attack she told the man, “Welcome to the HIV club.” The woman then fled the scene with a man wearing […]

10 questions with Choklate

Since the release of her 2006 debut album Kajmere, Seattle based songstress Choklate has been a mainstay in the soul music scene. The sultry voiced natural alto says she just tries to make music from a genuine place and let’s the honesty of it speak for itself. “All of the music that I make is from […]