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New Jersey Politician Calls Police On 9-Year-Old Black Girl Who Was Trying To Save Neighborhood Trees

After a call was made to law enforcement by a white New Jersey official, Bobbi Wilson had her life put in danger. The 9-year-old was simply putting to use the information she had learned from TikTok about a recipe to kill lanternflies. The bugs were infesting her neighborhood’s trees.

Nov 15, 2022

TikToker Accuses Citibank Of Racially Profiling Her After Allegedly Attempting To Cash A $30K Check

A TikToker is claiming that she was racially profiled by Citibank. The TikToker — who goes by the username of Baby Storme — shared tearfully in a viral TikTok post that she attempted to deposit a check from her father at Citibank to go toward her rent in Los Angeles, CA. The user was serviced by an undisclosed bank teller who allegedly confiscated her check and stated the bank could not verify it. “So tell me why I literally never experienced what I just experienced. I’m not the kind of person to come on here crying,” Storme said on TikTok. “My dad sent me a check to pay off my rent for the next year and that’s it, and I go into Citibank to cash the check so I can pay my rent and they confiscate my check and refuse to give it back.” Baby Storme requested for her check to be returned and had plans to deposit the funds at another banking institution. The bank teller continued to deny her request. After further questioning, Baby Storme accused the bank teller of racial profiling. “Do...

Mar 24, 2022

Black Teen Wrongly Identified Then Kicked Out Of A Skating Rink Thanks To Facial Recognition Technology

Technology doesn’t always work in our favor. After facial recognition software wrongly identified a Black teen at a local skating rink in Michigan, her parents want some answers. “To me, it’s basically racial profiling,” said the teen’s mother, Juliea Robinson. “You’re just saying every young Black, brown girl with glasses fits the profile and that’s not right.” According to Fox 2 Detroit, Riverside Arena skating rink’s facial recognition software misidentified Lamya Robinson which ultimately led to her being kicked out and denied access into the venue. “I was like, that is not me. Who is that?” said Lamya. “I was confused because I’ve never been there.” When her parents dropped her off at the rink on Saturday, they expected her to spend the day having fun and hanging out with friends but she didn’t even make it into the venue. Lamya was denied entry after her face was scanned and the rink accused her of being involved in a brawl at the venue back in March. “You all put my daughter...

Jul 15, 2021

Social Justice Activist Aims to Combat ‘Driving While Black’ Issue With Mobile App

Studies show that driving while Black can lead to racial profiling and even death. In fact, according to research conducted by Nature Human Behaviour , Black drivers are 20 percent more likely to experience a run-in with law enforcement once they get behind the wheel. To combat unlawful traffic stops and other emergencies, activist Mbye Njie founded Legal Equalizer , a mobile app that allows users to record encounters with police officers, immigration officers, or active shooters. Once a user downloads the app, they can connect Legal Equalizer to a Zoom account, which automatically begins to capture the interaction once prompted. I first got the idea for @legaleqapp 6 years ago right around this time. We had just witnessed the death of Eric Garner and than we read about the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson shortly after. We immediately saw protests similar to the protests that we see today. — National Champion Mbye Njie #GoDawgs (@mnjie) August 24, 2020 In...

Oct 15, 2020