Modern Day Lynching, Suicide and White Girls

Three young black males found hanging from trees; Kody was hung in front of his white girlfriend’s house.  He called his mother to pick him up;   his mother found him dead hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriend’s house. Roy Veal was found hanging from  tree with a pillow over his head.  His death  deemed suicide by the medical examiner. Reynard was hung with someone else’s belt and his death was ruled suicide.  He was involved with a white girl.   Makes me wonder: Should we separate the races?   Forget diversity live within our own groups.




  1. Kody (Pretty Boy) Ingham, 
  2. Roy Veal,
  3. Reynard Johnson

Sad so many young black male lives lost because of unsubstantiated accusations of a white person. There is no justice for POC, and now I have my doubts about integration of the races. My advice to black males is to stay away from white girls, avoid white neighborhoods….and TuftsMedical Center. In addition, record everything you do with a white person (legally you should let the person know she is being recorded). Rememberanything a white person says is considered fact. It does not matter if that person is a known liar or convicted felon. They are white and, therefore, right…only in America.






“MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS” Kody (Pretty Boy) Ingham (pictured above) was found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the George Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers. Roy Veal was found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man. Oil had been found underneath the land. Roy’s head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. He was later found hanging from a tree. His death was ruled a suicide. His family is still trying to get attention for the case  Reynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. His death was ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. Authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. Family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this.


Post-racial ‘Murica

same ole amerikkka just anew date on an old calender

Even when there is media nothing is done. We need our own law enforcement.

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Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

9 thoughts on “Modern Day Lynching, Suicide and White Girls”

  1. Kody Ingham/Every day for the rest of my life/I will say your name/Beautiful, singular man/never again will we see your like/ What we lost can never be replaced/I will say your name every day/And I will chant it in song with the names of your murdered brothers and sisters/ When we seek our vengeance.


      1. No Angela, I did not know any of the young men mentioned in the post. I picked Kody’s name to say every day as a way of standing against the anonymity to which white society has assigned him – and the thousands like him. Of course, I know of the huge hole his, and their absence has created in the lives of their families and those who loved them. I just wanted to claim a greater loss on the part of the whole world as well. I can’t say every name every day – so I picked Mr. Ingham. I want each of these losses to be viewed as if a star fell from the sky.
        I do believe in revolution. Perhaps vengeance is not the most productive motive – perhaps I didn’t quite mean that. I don’t know: I just wrote a poem of grief and rage/ Maybe it IS a declaration of war….
        I don’t want to confuse people, though. Do you think I should take the poem down?
        I’ll follow your advice.

        Sending you blessings,


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        1. Claire, so many of these decent young men lives are prematurely terminated because of the unsubstantiated accusations of a white person. Vengeance is a difficult word to utter but Karma is somewhat like vengeance and is a bitch.

          Can the few run this country without the remaining 99%? No they cannot so those elites have to find ways to keep folks in fear of each other.

          Black males are easy target for the police who lie and /or murder innocent black people, meantime, our medical delivery system works on the reminder of the black population by discriminating and providing poor medical care.

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