Authorities have released more information about the shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell.
The former FAMU football player was shot to death 10 times while seeking help after being involved in a car accident.
Almost two decades later and we still remember Jodeci.
Now, one half of the group is set to reunite. K-Ci & Jojo will release “My Brother’s Keeper,” they’re first studio album in five years.
K-Ci Hailey opened on recording the project and revealed details on a possible reunion with Jodeci. “Basically, everyone can expect K-Ci & JoJo to pick up where we left off. Good feeling music. We got a couple of baby makers on there. But it’s good man. We’re excited. But for now, with the love from Dalvin and DeVante, they’re pushing me and Jojo. And actually, we’re in the studio right now. We record new Jodeci material every chance we get… So we’re just waiting on DeVante’s call.
“My Brother’s Keeper” features the duo’s new single “Knock It Off” and is set to be released on September 30.
I originally wrote this poem, as an intro to a photojournalism project called “Black Innocence”. After hearing about the death of former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell, who was killed by a Charlotte police officer, even though he was unarmed and running to the officers for help, I decided to record it and put it out.
Last week, a 8 year old Black boy, was shot in the face while playing tag. A week before that, a 16 year old unarmed teenager, was shot by police in Georgia while surrendering, after he skipped school. Is there such a thing as “Black Innocence” in this society? Take a listen to the above video and you be the judge.
Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.
Enough is enough!
In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched “The Pledge.”
With “The Pledge,” we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!
By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.
If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.
Stand With Black Youth!