Oscar Grant News
Harvard Law School Professors' Portraits Emblazoned With #LastWords
Among the recent protests in response to the killing of unarmed African-American men by police, one reaction is turning heads among Harvard Law School faculty. Portraits of professors in the main building of the law school have been covered with fliers containing the last words of victims who were
Analysis: Police Brutality on Urban Youth
Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Raphael Lynch - a close friend of artist and skater Israel Hernandez who died after being tased by police officers on Miami Beach on August 6. His crime? Spray-painting his name on a wall. See Also: Teen Killed by Cops’ Taser Made Music, Dreamed of a
NYRican in LA : Crying in Public for Trayvon and Parents of Color Everywhere
The night a group of jurors decided to collude with institutional racism and declare George Zimmerman not guilty for taking Trayvon Martin away from his family and community, I was working retail. It felt like a particularly hard shift with my manager down my throat to make my sales goal. When I
Octavia Spencer on 'Fruitvale' and Life After Oscar
PARK CITY, Utah — Octavia Spencer, Oscar winner, is the star of “Fruitvale,” one of the most powerful, emotional, and well-received movies at Sundance. She also produced the movie. She’s fresh off a stint on “30 Rock.” And she’s the Academy’s reigning best actress after...
Sundance Celebrity Sightings: Alessandra Ambrosio Hits the Slopes
PARK CITY, Utah — Park City got just a little bit hotter on Saturday when Victoria’s Secret beauty Alessandra Ambrosio hit the slopes. Ambrosio stopped by Oakley and New Era’s Learn to Ride lounge before strapping on a snowboard for the first time. Later that night, she rocked...
Cousin of Oscar Grant , Oakland BART Victim, Shot by Police
The cousin of Oscar Grant is recuperating from a police-inflicted bullet wound in the same hospital where his cousin died after being shot by an officer three years ago. Oakland Police have said very little about the Sunday night incident in which Tony Jones, 24,...
Occupy's 2012 Agenda: Visiting Campaign Cities
"Occupy" protest organizers say they are using the winter to hone in on specific events and presidential campaign events instead of occupying town centers and financial institutions. Caitlin Manning, 55, an Occupy Oakland organizer, said the group has two specific goals in January. First, it plans
Oakland Transit Shooting Verdict: Involuntary Manslaughter
Transit Officer Convicted in Racially-Charged Shooting, Oakland Police Gird for Response
DOJ to Review Oakland Shooting Incident; Mehserle Pens Letter to Grant Family
Transit Officer Convicted in Racially Charged Shooting Writes Remorseful Letter to Victim's Family
California Jury Deliberates Transit Shooting; Police Prepare for Protests
As Jury Debates Racially-Charged Shooting, Oakland Police Prepare for Angry Response