No Black Jurors selected in BART shooting trail
(LOS ANGELES — The upcoming trial of a white ex-transit officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in Oakland has already sparked racial tensions in the city, one of the reasons the trial was moved to Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, a jury of seven whites, four Hispanics, one East Indian — and no blacks — was selected to hear the case against former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle, according to KTVU-TV.
Mehserle is accused of murdering Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day 2009 in a shooting that was captured on video by several bystanders. He has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys have said he mistakenly pulled his gun rather than a Taser in an attempt to subdue Grant. (Continue Reading…)
Beauty Blog, Clumps of Mascara Celebrates Three Years
Yesterday, the beauty blog Clumps of Mascara kicked off its week long three-year anniversary celebration. There are several ways to win and potential winners will have to log on the site for details. Lucky winners can grab over $1,500 worth of beauty must haves. Products sponsors include: Zoya, COVERGIRL, Maybelline, NYX, Clarisonic, Lancôme, Clinique, Milani and Beauty Ticket as well as many others. The contest will be run from June 6th-June 12th and will be announced on www.ClumpsOfMascaca.com, the site’s Facebook page, Twitter page and YouTube account. “Clumps of Mascara’s third year was its most exciting ever in expansion and readership.” says Brittany Thomas, Clumps of Mascara’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief. “I wanted to let my readers know how much I appreciate their support by giving away some fan favorites.” (Continue Reading…)
8-Year-Old Removed from Classroom Because of Hair Product
A Seattle writer is angry beyond words, because late last month his 8-year-old child was removed from her honors elementary school class. No, the child did not misbehave. Instead, the little girl was guilty of using a hair moisturizer that allegedly annoyed her Caucasian teacher. Now the NAACP has joined the angry dad in filing a complaint against the child’s school. (Continue reading…)
NAACP files complaint over foreclosure ad
NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford NAACP filed a complaint accusing The Standard-Times of discrimination for running a legal advertisement for a foreclosure auction that stated that the Fairhaven property could only be sold or rented to a person of “the Caucasian race.”
The NAACP claims the organization and its members were injured by the advertisement, according to a letter sent to The Standard-Times by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
MCAD had initiated its own investigation after being informed about the ad, which was published on May 17 and 24. The commission wrote that the NAACP filed its own complaint last week Continue Reading…)
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