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    Cops Point Guns at Ving Rhames in His Home

    Over the past few weeks, there have been several racially-motivated incidents, from the stabbing of Nia Wilson on the Bart in San Francisco to the bodycam video release showing Chicago police shot Maurice Granton Jr. in the back to the cops being called on Vicktor Stephenson for opening a lemonade stand. When Ving Rhames came […] More

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    Using A Coupon #WhileBlack

    UPDATE: Edgewater CVS manager, Morry Matson, who called police on Camilla Hudson last week for presenting a coupon he deemed counterfeit was fired by the company yesterday. Another manager, who was unidentified, was also fired. “We have completed our investigation, and as a result the two colleagues who were involved are no longer employed by […] More

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    Being a Millionaire #WhileBlack

    Frank Davis returned from breakfast to his hotel room July 4, at Art Ovation Hotel in Sarasota, Florida to find a note on his bedside lamp that read: “You’re A Nigger.” According to the New York Post, someone snuck into the room Davis shared with his family and put the post-it note on the globe […] More

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    Sitting and Unarmed #WhileBlack

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Lancaster Police Department for use of excessive force and violation of civil rights of Sean Williams, who was tasered on June 29. The incident was caught on video, where Williams is apparently complying with the police officer’s instructions when he was tasered. Two other officers arrive at the […] More

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    Swimming With Socks on #WhileBlack

    Camry Porter and her boyfriend went to her Riverset Apartments complex pool to enjoy the Fourth of July with her godsons. Her boyfriend, who apparently didn’t want his bare feet in the pool, wore white socks. They were approached by a woman who identified herself as one of the complex’s managers called the police. “I […] More

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    Being a Kappa #WhileBlack

    The Tuscaloosa Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity filed a lawsuit last week against the Cypress Inn Restaurant for discrimination. In the suit the Kappas claim the restaurant refused service and “denied Plaintiffs the right to makeand enforce contracts on the same basis as white citizens,” which was in violation of the Civil Rights […] More

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    Mowing The Lawn #WhileBlack

    Lemonade stands, raking leaves, shoveling snow and mowing lawns have traditionally been ways for young people to earn money. Reginald Fields, 12, started a business “Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service, in his Maple Heights, Ohio neighborhood. Fields, who employed cousins and friends to help him, was building a nice clientele until a neighbor called the […] More

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    Running From Police #WhileBlack

    (UPDATE) Michael Rosfeld, the police officer who shot 17-year-old unarmed Antwon Rose in the back in east Pittsburgh on July 19, was charged today with criminal homicide, according to published reports. Allegheny County (Pa.) has been Police were responding to reports of a shooting around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in East Pittsburgh. They arrived to the […] More

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    Selling Water #WhileBlack

    Alison Ettel, dubbed #PermitPatty after a video of her calling police on an 8-year-old girl selling water went viral, is paying for that choice. Her Treatwell Health, which specializes in cannabis edibles for pets, is losing business. Many are calling for a boycott of the Bay Area business and one business has actually broken ties. […] More

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    Inspecting Vegetation #WhileBlack

    Kevin Moore, dressed in his firefighter uniform, was conducting city-mandated inspections of vegetation around homes in Oakland last month when police were called. The call came in that a suspicious person was in the neighborhood. “It’s extremely unfortunate,” said fire Capt. Damon Covington, president of the Oakland Black Firefighters Association. “From the outside, it certainly […] More

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    Dating a White Girl #WhileBlack

    Police Officer John Kovach from Lorraine, Ohio, attempted to arrest the boyfriend of his 18-year-old daughter. He reported his daughter missing and suicidal. He tracked down and pulled over her boyfriend, Makai Coleman, 18, not knowing his daughter was in the backseat. In the dashcam video, which was released this month, the officer is heard […] More

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    Unknown Reason Why Louisiana Man Was Tasered #WhileBlack

    A 32-year-old Carenco, LA man was tasered and arrested on June 13. Details of the arrest have not been reported. Nathaniel McCoy was hospitalized at Lafayette General where he has been unresponsive for days. Today his family took him off of life support and he died. Carencro Police Chief David Anderson told KLFY today that the […] More

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