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Policing Black America – A NewsOne Three-Part Series

Addressing The Ongoing Issue Of Being Black In Blue And Racism Within Law Enforcement

NewsOne, a national Black news platform, exploring the conflicts of being a BIack Officer in Story titled “Policing Black America”. The “OneStory” is a monthly video series that sheds light on stories affecting the Black Community. With “Policing Black America,” The three episodes explore the rise of Black police chiefs in the era of racist police shootings that routinely end in acquittal or without any charges at all.

Is Black America getting increasingly distrustful or more trusting of police as law enforcement leadership becomes increasingly Blacker? This is the story of the personal and professional struggle of Black officers policing their communities. We will also add in the element of African Americans being killed when unarmed versus white-armed offenders being taken into custody.

Check out Damon K. Jones, the New York representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America who has worked with the Westchester Department of Corrections for 30 years; Levi Holmes II, a retired lieutenant from the Newark Police Department who served 27 years before retiring in March; Rochelle Bilal, a retired Philadelphia police officer who served 25 years; Crystal Williams-Coleman, a retired Philadelphia police officer who served 32 years; and Charles Wilson, the national chairman of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. who was a police officer in Cleveland for 45 years, discuss their thoughts on the rhetoric surrounding officers being racist and discriminatory towards African-Americans. It’s a conundrum discussed in depth by an esteemed panel of Black folks who worked in law enforcement for more than a combined 100 years.

PT. 1 The One Story: Black vs. Blue And The Internal Conflict Of Putting Race Or The Badge First

Part 2 The One Story: Policing Black America

Part 3 The One Story: Liberty And Justice For All

Damon K. Jones is the Publisher and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company of Damon K. Jones is also the New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Damon has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am) WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM) and Westchester’s WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Public Television “Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Sunday on Black Westchester’s People Before Politics Radio Show 6-8PM on and The Black Westchester Power Hour on WVOX.


About AJ Woodson (2369 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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