POPSspot Sports Radio (tonite @ 7pm EST) explores the disturbing case of Joquan Wallace. Brenda Cherry’s Change.org petition has already received over 100,000 signatures, but felony charges have yet to be dropped for Joquan, a student and accomplished athlete at Paris High School in Texas.  Wallace received permission from his teacher to use the restroom, but ended up with a trip to the emergency room, two felony charges, and potential loss of sports scholarships. Wallace tells a much different story, and according to numerous witnesses, Wallace was the victim, not the perpetrator. What happened in this case and what can be done?

POPSspot Sports Radio welcome’s Brenda Cherry, the tireless President and Co-Founder of Concerned Citizens for Racial Equality, who is fighting to get the felony charges dropped and allow Joquan to graduate with his sister. While racism is prevalent in all 50 states, similar incidents and deep institutional racism are nothing new in Paris, Texas. We will also be joined by Creola Cotton, mother of ShaQuanda Cotton the 14 year-old who made national headlines in 2007 after shoving a hall monitor and receiving an initial prison sentence for 7 years. We will get an update on ShaQuanda’s case and current status, and how we can support efforts to combat the school-to-prison pipeline.

In POPSspot Sports Radio’s most important episode to date, lets start by helping to drop the felony charges on Joquan Wallace. Beginning with the Change.org Petitition, anything listeners can do to help bring attention to this case is greatly appreciated.

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Brenda Cherry, Shaquanda Cotton, Erykah Badu, and Creola Cotton

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