Michael Jackson, the new president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, at podium, stands with civic and interfaith leaders at a prayer vigil on Fountain Square following the deadly violence at Fifth Third Center, also on the civic square. Herald Photo
Cincinnati Herald

‘Cincinnati strong’ speakers say after horrific bank shootings

THE CINCINNATI HERALD — Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco on Sept. 11 released new details Tuesday about the random shootings by a lone gunman that killed three people inside the lobby of the 30-story Fifth Third Center in downtown Cincinnati on Sept. 6. The shooter, who was killed at the scene by Cincinnati police, was 29-year-old Omar Santa-Perez, police said. […read more]

Bill Cosby speaks at Frederick Douglas High School in Atlanta/ United States Navy Photo by Mr. Scott King/Wiki commons
Crime

EXCLUSIVE: Experts Say, ‘Throw out Cosby Conviction’

“It is also a fact that Black men are more likely to be prosecuted and then given severe sentences than white men, even though rates of criminal activity are similar. This system bias is most evident in murder cases when offenders are black and victims are white but has been shown in other forms of violence. This is unjust, and it may be that victim impact statements are part of this problem…” […read more]

Slave shackles, chain and rope. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
#NNPA BlackPress

A Texas-Sized Tragedy

“Yes, I believe these people deserve a memorial, but there is so much more to it than that. I have a duty to be an advocate for them and to speak from the grave for these people. I believe there are more bodies out there and I want there to be more sensitivity and concern for the bodies that haven’t been found yet…” […read more]

Roosevelt Myles
Chicago Crusader

Convicted on a lie

THE CHICAGO CRUSADER — Roosevelt Myles was convicted of first-degree murder after Morris testified in court that he killed Shaharian “Tony” Brandon during a robbery attempt in which Octavius Morris was present. Stuck in a revolving door of five public defenders, Myles didn’t have a chance to defend his freedom his attorneys say. […read more]

According to the Independent Review Board’s report, Det. Sean Suiter, who died last November, likely committed suicide. (Courtesy photo)
Afro

Panel: Suiter Likely Committed Suicide

THE AFRO — According to WBAL-TV, the report, which was officially released today (Aug. 28) by the Baltimore Police Department, concludes Detective Sean Suiter most likely killed himself with his own service weapon. The conclusion that Suiter committed suicide is in stark contrast to the preliminary assertions made within 48 hours of his death in an alley in the Harlem Park community of West Baltimore. […read more]