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Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias
July 28, 2016
A Harvard University economist found that although police nationwide are more likely to use nonfatal force against blacks and Hispanics, that racial bias didn't translate to the use of deadly force by officers in Houston, one of the country's largest and most racially diverse cities. ... read more »
Heavy Police Presence Apparently Paying Off
July 28, 2016
Nearly everywhere you look in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, there are cops – tall cops, short cops, fat cops, buff cops, young cops and old cops. ... read more »
Protestors Mount March on Last Day of RNC
July 28, 2016
Lloyd Fraser, 35, is not normally a protester, but the Cleveland resident came out Thursdy in the more than 90-degree weather to make a statement against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using the Republican National Convention (RNC) as a backdrop, because he said that he thinks people need to do more than vote. ... read more »
Black Street Vendors Sell Pro-Trump Apparel
July 28, 2016
“I’m not exactly a Trump supporter, but Trump supports free enterprise.” ... read more »
Obama: Trump’s NATO comments show ‘lack of preparedness’
July 28, 2016
Obama cited the ability to build a team of talented, hardworking people is what it takes to be an effective president. ... read more »
Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised
July 27, 2016
A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed. ... read more »
Black Farmers, the New Dred Scott of 1857?
July 21, 2016
Southern Region farmers and other justice and equality supporters protested outside the Supreme Court building to demand courtroom justice ... read more »
Unarmed therapist shot by Miami police
July 21, 2016
An unarmed Black behavioral therapist was shot by North Miami Police early Wednesday afternoon while lying on the ground with his hands up. The therapist, Charles Kinsey, was trying to help his autistic patient who had run away from a group home. ... read more »
Over 100 Black Women Participated in Historic Photo in Edward M. Kennedy Institutes’ Replica of the US Senate Chamber
July 21, 2016
"Visual protest" highlighted the anniversary of Barbara Jordan's historic Democratic Convention keynote address; Photo took place after national week of racial tragedy and unrest ... read more »
3rd Officer Acquitted In Black Man’s Police Custody Death
July 21, 2016
A third consecutive acquittal and ruling once again that prosecutors failed to prove officers intentionally hurt Freddie Gray ... read more »
Family, activists commemorate 2-year anniversary of Eric Garner death
July 21, 2016
Following the church service, the group gathered at Garner's gravesite in Linden, N.J. ... read more »
The President and the People: A National Conversation
July 21, 2016
The discussion seemed to focus an inordinate amount on what black people can do to eschew being targeted by law enforcement ... read more »
Gunman in deadly Baton Rouge shooting ‘was seeking out’ officers, State Police say
July 20, 2016
Three other officers were wounded Sunday, one critically ... read more »
Metro CEO Phil Washington Vows To Correct Unfair Stop & Frisk Practices
July 20, 2016
Phil Washington is not immune to criticism and as the CEO of the Los Angeles Metro Authority he has received his share. But what does make Phil Washington unique is that he is a problem solver. When Washington received statistical evidence showing people of color are overwhelmingly subjected to the LA Sheriff’s “stop and frisk” practices, he didn’t sweep it under the rug. ... read more »
HEALTH EXPERTS AT MAJOR AIDS CONFAB CITE NEW INFECTION SURGE
July 19, 2016
A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts is settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is better survival rates thanks to life-saving medications. ... read more »


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