When in 1992 Black people were being labeled as thieves, looters, rioters, and arsonists and seemingly being compared to animals running wild and in need of control —it was the Black media who set the story straight.
I explained to the manager that as someone who lives in the adjacent neighborhood, that it was important to me that places Black people patronize also hire Blacks.
Jasmyne Cannick: I’m not sure which is worse: The Democrats continued assumption of the Black vote or how most members of the Republican Party refuse to acknowledge the passage of the 15th Amendment granting Blacks the right to vote.
Jasmyne A. Cannick: Complaining about something on social media is one thing but finding a way to participate in a meaningful way and represent the faces, lives and voices of millions of Black women is another.
Jasmyne A. Cannick: If my grandfathers were alive today, I am pretty sure they’d have voted for Trump. Why? Because Trump, unlike his opponent, spoke their language—jobs for Americans.
Jasmyne Cannick: Dylann Roof chose his victims based off of their race, which is similar to gang members who oftentimes choose their prey by race and gang affiliation.
Jasmyne Cannick: Upon recommendations from the commission’s inspector general, the department is about to embark on the first steps in making real changes to how its officers use force in an effort to lower the number of police shootings.
Jasmyne Cannick: Denny’s has a long and rich history of racial discrimination and previously paid $54 million to settle race bias cases under a federal consent decree.
Jasmyne Cannick: There seems to be an unwritten rule for prosecutors that dictates that only the most liable officer shall be charged and that’s if any charges are filed at all in these officer involved killings.
Jasmyne Cannick: Parker decided to retire in lieu of termination depriving the LAPD the opportunity of further humiliating him before firing him.
Jasmyne Cannick: Before Black Lives Matter became a movement, her life mattered.
Jasmyne Cannick: While it’s nice to see so many white people genuinely concerned with the plight of Black people, their white privilege could better serve the same Black people that they care about behind closed doors when they’re at work.
Jasmyne Cannick: As an African-American in Los Angeles, I believe in fighting police misconduct wherever it rears its ugly head here in the Southland, but this ain’t a case of it.