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Family of black man who ended up brain dead after brutal...

After 23-year-old Elijah McClain was hospitalized following a brutal encounter with the police which resulted in him suffering a cardiac arrest and leaving him...

Springing Up, A New Religion of the UFOs

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Parents ‘On Edge’ After Apparent Noose Found Outside California Elementary School

Parents in Oakland, California say they’re concerned and a little bit uneasy after a rope resembling a noose was discovered outside a local elementary school on Friday — the second in just three weeks. According to ABC 7, the latest rope was found hanging from the fence of a batting cage on the side of Chabot Elementary School. A parent told police her child had found a similar rope near the school on Aug. 21 and tossed it to the fence. Oakand police, as well as the FBI, are investigating after a second noose was found hanging near an elementary school in Oakland, California. (Photo: KPIX 5 / video screenshot) The Oakland Unified School District later reported that incident as an “accident,” the outlet reported. This second sighting, however, has evoked strong emotions from many parents, some of whom fear the school is being targeted. “There is no other way to associate a noose,” said Mark Dubois, whose son just started kindergarten at Chabot this week. “The noose is targeting the African American community.” ““If this school is being targeted, do you really want to be here and wait for this person to take it to the next level?” he asked local station KPIX 5. Oakland resident Jason Dobert agreed, saying the noose sightings have left the community “a little on edge.” “We don’t have too many issues going on here and everybody seems pretty neighborly and nice,” said Dobert. “It’s definitely concerning, considering that this is an elementary school with children.” John Sasaki, a spokesman for the Oakland Unified School District, decried the noose as a symbol “of the ugly history we have in America,” and added that Oakland police are investigating the circumstances around the second rope. The school district’s public safety department, as well as the FBI, have also gotten involved, he said. “Our police have been on it, the FBI has come in and looked at that and the other incident,” Sasaski told KPIX. So far, officials said they haven’t found any evidence of a hate crime. Little league coaches who frequent the batting cages suggested there might be another explanation for the ropes. “They have seen young people climbing up on top of that batting cage to just hang out, and they think that maybe that rope was used to go up and come down,” Sasaki added. The school district has emphasized that it’s taking the incident seriously and that support services are being offered to anyone stressed out by the situation. Sasaki said the district is also beefing up police patrols at the school. The incident remains under investigation. Watch more in the clip below.

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five ‘Documentary Debuts to Critical Acclaim

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The morning after Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five, “When They See Us,” premiered at...

Nike is Grooming a New Generation of Sneaker Loyalists With Kid...

The retail industry is changing fast. Malls are shutting down across the country and brick-and-mortars are continuously closing up shop. At this point, companies can either get mad and blame Amazon or employ new strategies to target a younger demographic of digitally-native consumers and online shoppers. That’s what Nike is doing, and it’s brilliant. Through its new sneaker subscription for kids, the footwear giant is building a direct-to-consumer connection with a new generation of customers, some of whom are not even old enough to tire their own shoes. On Monday, Nike unveiled the Nike Adventure Club subscription plan, which is aimed at children from two to 10 years old, reports CNN. The plan gives parents three different tier options for their kids. They can sign up for four pairs of sneakers a year for $20 a month, six pairs for $30 a month, or 12 pairs for $50 a month. They will also have the option to choose from a selection of about 100 sneakers. In addition to saving parents time and dreaded trips to the shoe store, children will get a kick out of the fun, kid-friendly boxes, which are decorated with animation that can be colored-in and filled with games and activities. Nike’s subscription box will also include a sizing chart to help parents measure their children’s feet. On top of being a convenient and consistent revenue generator, the subscription service gives Nike the opportunity to establish brand loyalty with a (very) young market. According to Forbes, subscription services have grown by more than 100% each year from 2013 to 2018, ballooning into a billion-dollar business and one of the fastest-growing consumer trends. Subscriptions have also changed the way people shop for everything from clothing to meals to razors. But, for Generation Z, who grew up with on-demand TV and next-day delivery, subscription services are the norm. So it makes sense for Nike to target this base by tapping into the subscription market. “Solving the need for parents with kids aged 2-10 years means that we are going to start building relationships through kids,” the scheme’s manager for Nike, Dave Cobban, said, reports Reuters. Lastly, the Nike Adventure Club gives the sneaker company the ability to capitalize on the U.S. kids’ $10 billion shoe market. “In providing footwear, we’re always trying to answer, ‘What do kids want?’” Nike Adventure Club’s director of product experience and retention, Dominique Shortell, said in a press release. “But an equally important question is, ‘What kind of experience are we providing for their parents?’ We want to make shopping for footwear as convenient as possible for them.” If all goes well, don’t be surprised if Nike rolls out a sneaker club for adults.

Two white University of Arizona students arrested over brutal beating of...

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‘You’re Gonna Kill Me!’ Dallas Police Bodycam Footage Shows Officers Mocking...

Source: Mike Stone / Getty This. Is. Disturbing. Dallas Police Bodycam Footage Captures Final Moments Of Tony Timpa’s Life Footage has bee released from a 2016 case of a Dallas man dying while being arrested by police. Tony Timpa, 32, died after authorities pinned him to the ground in the controversial “prone position” with his face in the ground and a knee in his back.The Dallas News obtained the footage of Timpa’s final moments after a three-year records fight. A federal judge finally ruled Monday in favor of a motion by The News and NBC5 to release records from his death, saying “the public has a compelling interest in understanding what truly took place during a fatal exchange between a citizen and law enforcement.” In the footage, Timpa who called for help in August 2016 because he suffered from schizophrenia and depression and was off his meds, is seen being aggressively pinned down. He tells authorities 30 TIMES that he can’t breathe and wails “You’re gonna kill me” as he lays pinned down for 13-minutes. Authorities alleged that the pinning was necessary to keep the man from rolling into the street. As he lay dying officers then mock Timpa and claim they hear him snoring. “It’s time for school. Wake up!” says one in the video obtained by The Dallas News. “I don’t want to go to school! Five more minutes, Mom!” replies another mocking the now dead man. “He didn’t just die down there, did he?” one asks after noticing that Timpa was lifeless. The Dallas News reports that officers Kevin Mansell, Danny Vasquez, and Dustin Dillard were indicted by a grand jury in 2017 on charges of misdemeanor deadly conduct and a grand jury’s indictment stated that the “officers engaged in reckless conduct that placed Timpa in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.” But in March, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot dismissed the charges saying that medical examiners did not believe the officers acted recklessly and “cannot, and will not, testify to the elements of the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.” The video is below. TRIGGER WARNING, it is very disturbing. [embedded content] Yet another case of police not listening to people when they say “I can’t breathe.”

Illinois Teens Yell to ‘Bring Back Slavery’ and ‘Let’s Whip Them...

Two young women from Illinois filmed themselves screaming how much they “hate n—–s” and calling for the return of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, one of them is out of a job. Facebook user Gabbi Goldsborough reshared the offensive video, in which the teens are heard making several racist remarks. Goldsborough identifies the girls in the clip as students Macy Castleman and Jayde Landers. The two young woman, identified as Macy Castleman and Jayde Landers, were filmed making several racist remarks against African-Americans. (Gabbi Goldsborough / Facebook video screenshot) “I love how people sit around & act like racism isn’t still a thing,” she wrote. “U have a lot of explaining to do. you can say it’s an inside joke. or think it’s funny. but it’s not.” The 12-second clip, posted on Snapchat, begins with one of the girls ranting about how Black people “smell and they don’t work — so we should bring back slavery and whip those n—–s!” At one point, the young women chant in unison “I hate n—–s,” with one of them shouting to “bring back the KKK.” With a finger over her lips, her friend then whispers: “But some people like Black people sometimes.” Goldsborough confronted Castleman over the offending video and posted screenshots of their text exchange online. In them, Castleman claimed the footage is from three years ago. According to the timestamp, however, the video was uploaded August 9, although it’s possible the video is indeed old and was only recently shared on the social media platform. “If I’m being completely honest, I don’t remember that at all,” Castleman told Goldsborough, adding: “I have black people in my family. Clearly don’t feel that way, so you can chill. Also it was an inside joke with my best friend. But feel however you want about it.” Goldsborough wasn’t buying it and noted that the racist clip was clearly posted 11 hours ago, “so 3 years ago my ass.” “If you had black people in your family I know for a fact they would not appreciate to hear that come out of your mouth now would they? ?,” she continued on Facebook. “And honestly i don’t care when you said it. The n- word still came out of your mouth and there’s no excuse. period.” According to Heavy, one of the young women is a former student of Auburn Community Unit School District #10 in Auburn. The school addressed the clip in a statement posted on its website Monday, in which it condemned the “heinous” comments. “[CUSD] Administration immediately commenced a thorough investigation,” officials said. “This process was made more difficult than usual because we were made aware of the video on a Saturday afternoon while school is still on summer break.” The district determined the video is actually from October 2017, and said that “the individual making the racially charged comments is no longer a student in our District.” The video also drew a response from Springfield’s Lincoln Land Community College, where Castleman reportedly once attended. A spokesperson for the college didn’t refer to Castleman by name but confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle “the individual you mention isn’t a currently enrolled student at Lincoln Land Community College” and left LLCC before the video surfaced. Moreover, one of the young women was reportedly employed by a senior living community in Springfield but has since lost her job. In a Facebook post, Concordia Village said it addressed the situation with the staffer in question and that they’re “no longer employed by Concordia Village or Lutheran Senior Services.” Watch more in the video below. i love how people sit around & act like racism isn’t still a thing. macy castleman u have a lot of explaining to do. ps: all of my black friends and i have jobs. Posted by Gabbi Goldsborough on Saturday, August 10, 2019

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