Arkansas

Never try it with a Black mother, and most especially don’t try it with one who is a veteran lawyer and respected elected official. Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers caught the attention of the nation last week when she railed against the interruption of her Republican counterpart inside the chamber during a “Stand Your Ground” […]

Rep. French Hill is dealing with a public relations disaster as he attempts to win re-election to his U.S. Congress seat. A political ad that has been running in the state mocks Black women and threatens that white Democrats will begin lynching Black people again.

Employees at an Arkansas Waffle House were fired for doing hair in the kitchen last week, as customers watched. One patron actually recorded the employee dipping her braids in a pot, while another assisted.

This time last summer, Jonesboro, Ark. police were under fire for the case of Chavis Carter —a man authorities claimed shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a squad car– and now comes a similarly confusing officer-involved incident. A man, suspected of stealing a car was gunned down by Little Rock Police Department Officer […]

Arkansas Republican representative Jon Hubbard has ruffled the feathers of not only African-Americans and Democrats, but his fellow GOP members over statements made in his self published book from 2009, Letters To The Editor: Confessions Of A Frustrated Conservative.  In his book, Hubbard states, “the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed […]

In the predominately White town of Wynne, Ark., an incident last week involving a 14-year-old African-American boy, who was reportedly hazed by fellow White junior varsity football players by placing a noose around his neck, has reached a fever pitch. With racial tensions high in the northeastern Arkansas town, the school board was dogged by […]

Former Hot Boys rapper Turk is nearing the end of his prison term and will mark his time behind bars by reaching another milestone: getting his high school diploma.  The New Orleans native broke the news to All Hip Hop, that he completed his necessary courses while incarcerated at Forrest City in Arkansas. Turk, born […]

The Arkansas police officer who frisked Chavis Carter will be reprimanded for failing to properly search the young man, Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates said Tuesday (Aug. 28). Carter was handcuffed in the back of a squad car when authorities claim that he shot himself in the head. In a phone conversation with his girlfriend, he […]

More news in the shooting death of Chavis Carter may crumble the theory that he did not commit suicide. Carter was shot while in the back of an Arkansas police car in late July, and while the Jonesboro Police Department believes that he took his own life, family and friends beg to differ. On Wednesday […]

Arkansas police are trying their best to hide what really happened to Chavis Carter. The 21-year-old was shot dead while in the backseat of a squad car, yet the crime lab failed to run a test on the gun residue. The state’s decision not to complete the test is common practice for homicides and suicides.

An autopsy report has been completed in the shooting death of Chavis Carter, and has concluded that he shot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back of a cop car, last month. The report, released by the Arkansas crime lab Monday (Aug. 20) was signed by three medical examiners and reveals that the […]

Police in Jonesboro, Ark. are attempting to wipe the slate clean amid allegations that they are covering up the shooting death of Chavis Carter, which they claim was a suicide. Earlier in the week, the department released a taped reenactment in hopes of proving their theory that the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while […]