Breaking the Silence on Modern-Day Lynching

A report issued by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement said that one black man is killed in America every 36 hours. Although the crime rate in the United States is going down, the percentage of police shootings is increasing... and the disturbing fact is that the white police are shooting black, unarmed victims.

Since 2008, SpiritHouse has tracked and exposed extrajudicial murders and torture of Black people. In 2008, SpiritHouse traveled to Lucedale, Mississippi to explore and expose the suspicious death of Bliley Jo Johnson, a 17-year-old star athlete who presumably shot himself in the head with a shotgun. The only other person present was a deputy sheriff, who was later identified as having a relationship with the same young white woman. Since that time, SpiritHouse has met with families, educated communities, and preached about these issues nationally.

SpiritHouse has recorded and developed a database to catalogue the suspicious deaths of African-American people. As of the end of 2015, more than 2000 African Americans died in state-sanctioned murders at the hands of police, security guards, or vigilantes. SpiritHouse will issue a groundbreaking report on state-sanctioned murders in 2016. To access in real time the most up-to-date information, visit our Facebook page Breaking the Silence Against Modern-Day Lynching.

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