Category: Justice/Law Enforcement

Jury Issues Mixed Verdict in Michael Baisden’s Copyright Infringement Case

The Wire Michael Baisden’s attorneys, Daryl K. Washington and Aubrey “Nick” Pittman, announced on Monday, a jury in Houston Federal Court reached a verdict in the copyright lawsuit filed by nationally syndicated radio and TV personality Michael Baisden.  The mixed verdict allows for the return of Baisden’s copyrighted rights and...

Rookie Arlington Officer Jillian Smith dies in the line of duty

On Tuesday night, the Arlington Police Department was struck by the death of 24 year-old officer Jillian Smith.  According to the Star-Telegram’s Susan Schrock, Smith was a 2005 graduate of Seguin High School and received a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington in August 2009....

Video: Ludacris talks about fixing communities and responsible leadership

Is Ludacris the leader we’ve been looking for? Chris Bridges a.k.a Ludacris is offering a refreshing image for an art form that has seemed to lose its way over the last decade.  This past weekend he made the circuit, promoting his foundation and asking for a new look at philanthropic...

American Airlines To Launch Social Networking Site Focused On Sharing Black Culture Experiences From Around The World

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines announced today it is launching a first-of-its-kind social networking site, BlackAtlas.comSM, which combines the best features of a travel site with the power of social networking to create a dynamic online community for travelers to share experiences unique to the black community. User content...

Attorney General and Education Secretary Call for National Conversation on Values and Student Violence

PRESS RELEASE U.S. Department of Justice to Release Study on Children’s Exposure to Violence; U.S. Department of Education to Provide $500,000 Grant to Help Fenger Community Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan today joined with Chicago city officials to call for a national conversation on values to...