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What is the New Black Panther Party's end game?

What are the New Black Panthers up to, and what is their next move?

The New Black Panthers are in the news these days, most recently for holding a protest this week in front of the infamous Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, where Sandra Bland died in custody on July 13 following a traffic stop and arrest days earlier. 1,007 more words


Sandra Bland's Family Files Federal Lawsuit over Jail Cell Death

HOUSTON — The family of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail cell last month, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Houston seeking to hold people involved in her death accountable.   794 more words


Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. 551 more words


Sandra Bland’s death divides Texas county with ugly history of racism


HEMPSTEAD, Tex. — Elton Mathis never expected to be famous when he was elected Waller County district attorney nine years ago, working in an office just 15 miles from the town where he was born. 1,358 more words

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History Of Racial Tension Where Bland Died

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HEMPSTEAD (AP) – In the searing 100-degree Texas heat, Sylvester Nunn uses three worn beach umbrellas to protect himself and the produce piled in the bed of his old Chevy pickup truck as he carries on a generations-old summer tradition. 897 more words


Sandra Bland expresses disbelief in voicemail recording from Texas jail

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas TV station says it has obtained a voicemail from a call Sandra Bland made from jail in which she told a friend that she couldn’t believe what was happening to her. 139 more words