Grambling State Draws Texas A&M in Bryan-College Station Regional

After A Thrilling Run Through the SWAC Tournament

Grambling State University (26-26), a number two western conference seed heading into last week’s SWAC Baseball Championship, left a week of thrills on the field at Russ Chandler Stadium in Midtown Atlanta. Grambling lost the opening game, then came back to beat every opponent placed in their way towards the Conference championship title, knocking off SWAC powerhouse Jackson State University 14-11 on a walk-off suicide squeeze bunt and a throwing error. read more

FAMU Looks to Repeat As SWAC Baseball Champions

HBCU Baseball in the Spotlight this Week

FAMU baseball team celebrating 2023 SWAC Baseball Championship victory (c)2023 Harold Michael Harvey

ATLANTA, Georgia – The Southwest Athletic Conference, the nation’s premiere Black College Baseball Conference, kicks off its championship tourney this week at Russ Chandler Stadium on the campus of Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta. read more

Hulu’s Freaknik Doc Wrote Me Out of History

My Fifteen Minutes of Fame Never Happen

Today is April 19, 2024, twenty-nine years ago; at about the same time as when I sat down to write this essay, I was sitting in the Walker County Courthouse waiting for the sentencing hearing for a client in a rape case I had tried in February 1995.

While I believed my client, a Black man who used extra-large condoms (a crucial fact in the case), had had a consensual sexual relationship with a White woman he met at a local laundromat in Lafayette, Georgia, at 2:00 a.m. in 1994, her grandfather, a retired State Legislator from the area testified on behalf of his granddaughter, all but sealing the fate of my client. read more

Judge Glanville Lacks Emotional Maturity for High-Profile Case

“Young Thug” Trial Getting the Best of Veteran Judge

On January 10, 2024, with my tongue firmly tucked in my right cheek, I opined in these pages that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville deployed “Colored People Time” in his approach to managing the RICO prosecution of millionaire rapper Jeffery “Young Thug” Williams. read more

Fani’s Fanny Is in a Pickle

Firing Nathan Wade Would Preserve the Integrity of Her Office

News broke two weeks ago that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was embroiled in the divorce of Jocely and Nathan Wade, which sent shockwaves throughout the country.

“Scandalous,” my grandmother would have exclaimed at hearing these salacious allegations about the country’s most potent female district attorney. read more

Judge Ural Glanville Managing Young Thug RICO Trial on CP Time

Are Glanville’s Military Duties Getting in the Way of Justice

It is well settled in the Black community that Black people operate on a different sense of time. Perhaps it has something to do with our understanding of rhythm. Black people, after all, move and dance in between the beats, while Whites, by and large, roll on the beat. It is often referred to as C. P. T. or Colored People’s Time to explain why Black people tend to arrive late for a gathering. read more

Young Thug RICO Trial Puts Trontavious Stephens in a Hard Place

Between a ROC and a Jail Cell

After a three-week break, the racketeering trial of Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Young Thug, whose government name is Jeffery Williams, rebooted with a bang. On the second day of the new year, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office called two law enforcement officers. read more

Jeffery “Young Thug” Williams Yawns Through Trial

Is Fani’s RICO Moonshot Putting Him to Sleep?

Young Thug, the entertainer, is yawning through the first few days of testimony in his Racketeering and Corrupt Crimes Act prosecution in Fulton County, Georgia.

After months of attorneys haggling over the selection of jurors, Brady motions, and motions in limine, witnesses took the stand this week in the RICO prosecution of Grammy Award-winning rapper “Young Thug,” whose birth name is Jeffery Williams.   read more