Terrence J donated $100K to North Carolina A&T State University today and celebrated “Terrence J Day.” Get all the deets inside and watch the family of Michael Brown’s press conference regarding their civil lawsuit.
Actor and co-anchor of E! News Terrence “J” Jenkins returned to his alma mater North Carolina A&T State University today, where he presented the university with a $100,000 endowment.
He said, “I am truly humbled to return to my alma mater and be in a position to give back to the same department and University that helped steer me on this incredibly rewarding career path. I’m inspired by the great work that NBCUniversal has contributed to N.C. A&T State and I am thankful to be able to work together with them on these important programs.”
In his honor, the department of journalism and mass communication declared April 24 ‘Terrence J Day’ and hosted a mentor’s breakfast and “Let’s Talk,” a networking session.
In March 2014, NBCUniversal established a partnership with N.C. A&T State to further develop initiatives to direct graduates of historically black colleges and universities into media careers.
Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal, said “We are proud to join Terrence on this special day and continue our partnership with N.C. A&T State, which help prepare and equip students with the necessary tools to succeed in the competitive media industry.”
Great way to give back to the community Terrence J!
Watch the band getting it in:
A video posted by Terrence J (@iamterrencej) on Apr 24, 2015 at 9:34am PDT
In legal matters….
Today, Attorney Anthony Gray announced a wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s relatives at the St. Louis County Circuit Court in Clayton. He stood alongside attorney Benjamin Crump, Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr. The suit names as defendants the city of Ferguson, former Police Chief Thomas Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson.
While announcing the lawsuit, Brown family attorney Anthony Gray READS former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for filth. He says the civil suit will give the Brown family an opportunity to present evidence to a jury in a way that is not slanted in the former officer’s favor. And there will be new evidence.
Benjamin Crump, spoke out saying, “When is America going to challenge the standard police narrative of” these killings. “America cannot continue to sanction” the killing of unarmed black men.”
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the lawsuit alleges:
1) Darren Wilson used excessive force in shooting at an unarmed Brown approximately 12 times even as the teen tried to surrender.
2) The police department allowed Darren ing Wilson to destroy evidence when he was permitted to return to the station alone, wash the blood off his hands and seal his gun in a bag without proper supervision.
Also, several pages of the suit use examples found by the U.S. Department of Justice report showing that Ferguson police officers stopped, searched, arrested and used force against blacks at higher rates than whites.
We will keep you posted about developments…
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