Tag Archives: oscar grant

  • #BlackTwitter’s the New Social Justice Force for Black Folks

    Mar 11, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment

    *”Scandal,” George Zimmerman‘s murder verdict, smartest (black) women on Twitter, fast-tailed girls and now the Michael Dunn murder trial all have one thing in common — they were powerful trends of Black Twitter that garnered mainstream attention! Black Twitter has been the driving viral force behind some of the greatest social media triumphs and struggles […]

  • Award-Winning Journalist to Publish Book on the Murder of Oscar Grant

    Dec 10, 13 by jasmynecannick 1 Comment

    *LOS ANGELES, CA -Award-winning journalist Thandisizwe Chimurenga, in conjunction with the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, has launched a fundraising project to publish her first book, “No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant.” The book is scheduled to be released in January 2014 to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the murder of Oscar Grant III who was […]

  • Oscar Grant’s Father Can Sue Oakland Police Officer for Killing Son

    Jul 31, 13 by Brainuser1 2 Comments

    *A federal appeals court says Oscar Grant‘s father can sue the Northern California transit officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected former officer Johannes Mehserle‘s claim that he was acting in his official capacity when he killed the younger Grant during […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Drum-Majors For Justice

    Jun 18, 13 by riversteff 3 Comments

    *This time last year millions of people marched for justice for Trayvon Martin. Most people hadn’t heard the 9-1-1 audio from residents who called to report cries for help outside their homes that February night Martin was shot and killed. And they had not heard George Zimmerman’s call to police to report what he considered […]

  • Weinstein Co. Nabs Film about Oscar Grant’s BART Shooting

    Jan 22, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *The Weinstein Company has acquired distribution rights for the Forest Whitaker-produced “Fruitvale,” which follows the true story of 22-year-old Bay Area resident Oscar Grant who was unarmed when he was shot dead by police officers at the Fruitvale BART station. The feature directorial debut of Ryan Coogler, who also wrote the screenplay, premiered to wide […]

  • Tristian Wilds Joins Octavia Spencer in ‘Fruitvale’

    Apr 19, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *“90210” star Tristan Wilds and Melonie Diaz have joined the cast off “Fruitvale,” the indie drama about the true-life police shooting of Oscar Grant by the Bay Area Rapid Transit police. Grant, a young black man, was detained on New Year’s Day 2009 at the Fruitvale BART station when he was shot in the back […]