We black queer men are prone to committing similar violences, just as well.But what does justice look like for black lesbian sisters, who daily fight through racism and much else while seeking to protect themselves from the violences that are inflicted upon them by their black brothers, lovers, fathers, friends, and others? Today, two more families are mourning the loss of a black lesbian couple—this time in Houston, Texas. When she was born, my mama said, 'Boy, it looked like you had that child.' " Cosby, who was previously convicted for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman, has since been charged with two counts of tampering with evidence and a possible charge of capital murder.The bodies of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson were discovered by a beer delivery driver on March 7 as the driver traveled along the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County, Texas. According to police, he is the prime suspect after his fingerprints were found on a piece of evidence and blood was found at the suspected crime scene, the home he and his daughter shared with James Cosby’s mother.
Police arrest (black) man wanted for 2 homicides early Friday morning - (at least one victim was White) Local law enforcement agencies teamed up to arrest a man suspected in two recent homicides.According to autopsy reports, Jackson died from a single gunshot to the head and Cosby appeared to have died from blows to her head and a broken neck. According to Britney Cosby's mother, Loranda Remer, James Cosby did not fully accept his daughter's romantic relationship.Shortly after the murder, Britney Cosby’s father, 46-year-old James Larry Cosby Jr., attended a vigil where he was recorded on video stating: “She was like my twin. Yet, the pervasive women-hating and women-controlling impulse that is a core facet of most men’s relationships to women in the US, whether straight or not, is a strikingly clear thread in yet another narrative of male-enacted violence.During the time of the heart-wrenching trial, Amiri's wife Amina Baraka remarked: ''We only want justice, but sometimes it is not always clear what justice is when you are black in this country.'' But the murder of Shani and Ray-Ray illuminated a particular type of everyday violence that is both racialized and gendered, a type of violence that evidences the consequences of sexism and homo-antagonism precisely aimed at black women (who love other women).Shani and Rayshon’s case centered much-needed attention on the violence inflicted upon black women, especially lesbians, by presumably straight black men.Clarence Ray Gidderon, 56, has been identified as the primary suspect in the stabbing.