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Scuffle between JSU, Prairie View A&M basketball players leads to suspensions

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 Players suspended after Monday night’s brawl.

The SWAC hands down two game suspensions to Jackson State’s Dontelius Ross and Khalil Spencer and Darius Williams of Prairie View A&M for their role in the brawl that happened Monday night.

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The Panthers won 70-61 on Monday and during the handshake’s Williams bumped Ross and said something and Ross reacted. Spencer also got into an altercation with players on the far side of the court as well.

Both Prairie View and JSU were also fined $5,000.

JSU’s next game is at Grambling State on Saturday.

Jackson State University officials released a statement on the incident Tuesday morning.

“The conduct of a few of our student-athletes at the conclusion of last night’s game at Prairie View A&M is unacceptable and not reflective of who we are,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson. “Coach (Wayne) Brent and I will review the incident, along with the Southwestern Athletic Conference and Prairie View A&M to determine appropriate consequences. There is no place for this conduct in college athletics or here at Jackson State.”

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Bodycam video released of Andre Leshon Lee who lost consciousness when arrested but died 5 days later in Dallas PD custody, Report

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The Dallas Police Department has released a video of Andre Leshon Lee who they say lost consciousness shortly after being taken into custody on August 28. The video released clearly shows he lost consciousness at the site where he was arrested.

The report goes on to say Lee died September 2 in police custody a week after losing consciousness. Something doesn’t add up here.

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According to Fox 4 the investigation by Dallas police into Lee’s death, he and his wife were driving the night of August 28, when his wife said he got out of the car and started running.

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Morehouse School of Medicine students get surprise news that $26M gift will help pay off their debt

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ATLANTA — It’s a major gift to an Atlanta-based historically Black college aimed at helping close the gap in medical disparities in America.

On Wednesday, Morehouse School of Medicine announced they received a $26.3-million donation from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the organization founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

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Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley under fire for monkey post about black students

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According to WCTV Leon County school administrators, Thursday publicly detailed the investigation of an assistant principal’s Facebook post that lead to a reprimand and demotion.

The district received multiple complaints about the post by Apalachee Elementary assistant principal Nikki Bradley.

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Bradley wrote this message on her personal Facebook page:

“For a while now, I have felt like Ringmaster of the ****show. Today has done me in! I do not want to be ringmaster, someone come get the monkeys and all the circus friends.

#exhausted #goawaycovid #imgoingtobed”

“It’s important to clarify for the record what took place, the investigation that happened, and what discipline we have enforced,” said Superintendent Rocky Hanna in a Facebook live on Thursday.

The district’s Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Deana McAllister, says an investigation determined the post “was not meant to be divisive or hurtful, nor racially motivated.”

McAllister says the post did show a lack of professionalism and poor judgement, leading to a formal reprimand and demotion of Bradley. She was reassigned from Apalachee Elementary to Killearn Lakes.

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