California Man Gets Arrested for Eating a Breakfast Sandwich

Ahh, another day, another black person gets arrested and detained for basically breathing while black.

In the video below, a black guy was eating a sandwich at the train station when he was approached and eventually detained by the transit police.

Now, I have a couple of questions here, mainly who knew you couldn’t eat a sandwich at the train station?

The man (and the woman) videoing the incident questioned the officer and pointed out that there was no signage stating food was off limits. Last time I checked, millions of people drink coffee and eat snacks/food at the train station. In most train stations they have vending machines with sodas and snacks.

Secondly, did the officer ask him to not eat the sandwich and he ignored? I don’t understand how this escalated to this level. Even if the rules are no food, couldn’t a simple reminder suffice? The officer threw me off when he said it “against the law” to eat the sandwich. Weird.

Thoughts?

 

And She Is. Built Ford Tough

The new Ford commercial features the 1972 hit song “Brandy” by Looking Glass.

I wasn’t even born when this song came out but I have had it sung to me countless times, mostly in white bars by drunk white guys. Lol, I blush then and I blushed today when I heard it featured in this commercial.

To all the boys that played me, eat your hearts out.

If you build a girl tough enough to pull this much forward, you better make sure she’s smart enough to back it all up.

And She Is. Built Ford Tough.

The Bromont Project Filmmaking Program Helps Former Inmates Pursue Careers in Entertainment

KTLA– As the nation has embraced many conversations about prison reform, Mylrell Miner, a formerly incarcerated individual, is working towards changing the narrative of the systems-impacted community with his Los Angeles-based organization called the Bromont Program.

“Every community is represented through media but not every community has a voice in that representation,” says Miner.

As a young person, Mylrell has cycled in-and-out of juvenile hall since the age of 11, culminating with an eight-year prison sentence served in his 20s. It was during his incarceration that he discovered a passion for writing, realizing just how healing and life-changing it could be. Continue reading →

Dope Tweetz: How Minorities Get into College