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Renisha Mcbride

Caught on Camera: Police Racism

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Civil Settlement Reached In Renisha McBride Case | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

A civil settlement has been reached in the case of a 19-year-old black woman who was killed by a white homeowner on his porch in 2013. Theodore Waf...

Renisha McBride: Black Women's Lives Matter

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.08.2015 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Renisha McBride was black, a woman and human. She deserved to be alive today. Her life and black women's lives matter.

Honoring the Dream: An Education Bill of Rights

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.20.2015 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.

Everyone But Us

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Dr. David J. Leonard

The efforts to deny the innocence of Brown and other black victims, in the name of preserving the innocence of the likes of Darren Wilson, of white America, and the nation as a whole is commonplace.

Porch Shooter's Lawyer: 'Ghost Of Trayvon Martin' Was In The Courtroom

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.31.2014 | Black Voices

A defense attorney for Theodore Wafer, the white man recently convicted of killing an unarmed young black woman on his suburban Detroit porch, says "t...

Seeking Transformative Justice in Ferguson, Dearborn, and Beyond

Sheila A. Bedi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Sheila A. Bedi

Justice for Michael Brown, for Renisha, for Trayvon, for Eric requires that we confront and acknowledge the legacy of racial hatred and violence that infects our communities and has launched the epidemics of criminalization, brutal, abusive policing and mass incarceration.

Renisha McBride Shooter Gets 17 Years In Prison

AP | Ed White | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison for killing an unarmed woman who appeared on his porch b...

Killer Faces Prison, Parents After Shooting Unarmed Teen

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 year...

Minimum 17-Year Sentence Sought In Porch Shooting Of Unarmed Woman

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 10.28.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his l...

Prosecutors Want Renisha McBride Killer To Serve At Least 17 Years

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his l...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Family Of Woman Killed On Porch Sues For $10 Million | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices

The family of Renisha McBride, the woman who was shot to death on a Detroit-area porch last year, is suing her convicted killer for $10 million. T...

Our Nation Has a Problem (or "Imagine It Is Your Family")

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?

Young People Rise

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Dying Black youth are the window onto the spiritual trauma that affects an entire nation. The lives of young Black men and women, far from expendable and cheap, are an incredible gift to us.

Did Social Media Help Get #JusticeForRenisha?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

Just last week, Theodore Wafer was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride. While the outcome brought so...

End the Open Season: On Black Folks, Violence and Remembrance

Jay Dodd | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

From cultural appropriation and media condemnation to the physical brutality and slaughter, Blackness in America, though mirrored globally, is unjustly marked by violence.

AP Draws Outrage Over Renisha McBride Tweet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.08.2014 | Media

The Associated Press is under fire for yet another tweet, this time about the trial of the man who fatally shot Renisha McBride. Theodore Wafer wa...

Porch Shooter Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

A jury in Detroit found Theodore Wafer guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Renisha McBride Thursday, according to the Asso...

Why Renisha McBride's Case Makes Me Wanna Holla

Debbie Hines | Posted 09.24.2014 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Ultimately, the jurors will be the judges of the facts and what is reasonable. However, where race and gender clash, the black woman usually ends up on the short end of the deal.

Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin And How Race & Gender Have Affected Coverage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the kill...

Porch Shooter First Told Cops It Was An Accident

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Trial Begins For Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teenager On His Porch | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- As a prosecutor showed a jury photos of Renisha McBride, her father rushed out of the court room. The photos of the 19-year-old -- first sm...

Renisha McBride Shooting Death Trial To Begin

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and bl...

Judge Disallows Victim's Texts At Trial

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected a request to turn the victim's text messages into evidence for the defense at the upcoming trial of a Detr...

Trial Date Set For Renisha McBride Killer

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

Theodore Wafer, a Michigan man who fatally shot a woman through his screen door last year, will face trial in July. Wafer, 55, is charged with sec...