Melanie Eversley

Millennial woman scholar lands dream job at Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions

Kamil Oshundrara, Jordan Peele courtesy of Twitter Cultural activist Kamil Oshundara has landed the job of many people’s dreams. She will join Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions as a specialist in academic and cultural research for story lines and character development, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Peele is the comedian and creator of the iconic horror film Get Out that […]

Rachel Dolezal pleads not guilty to welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal, the woman formerly accused of NAACP-ing while white, pleaded not guilty to welfare fraud in Washington State this week, according to news organizations. Dolezal, now known as Nkechi Diallo, made a brief appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday in the case. The charges of welfare fraud and false verification for benefits […]

Demonstrators shut down highway in protest of fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Antwon Rose

  TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.Protesters demanding answers in Tuesday night’s fatal shooting by an East Pittsburgh police officer of unarmed teen Antwon […]
VIDEO: White police officer fired after pulling over daughter’s Black boyfriend in bogus traffic stop ‘We’ll make sh*t up as we go’
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VIDEO: White police officer fired after pulling over daughter’s Black boyfriend in bogus traffic stop ‘We’ll make sh*t up as we go’

  A police officer in Lorain, Ohio, outside Cleveland, was fired after being caught on dashcam video detaining his daughter’s Black boyfriend without cause, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram is reporting. John Kovach, Jr. was fired after an internal investigation concluded he abused his authority by conducting a traffic stop on 18-year-old Makai Coleman and his daughter Katlyn […]