Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Nonprofit to Redevelop Bank Damaged during Floyd Protests
November 29, 2021
 A Minneapolis bank that was badly damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd is giving the property to a nonprofit developer to build affordable housing, commercial space and a home for cultural organizations. ... read more »
Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth
November 29, 2021
Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation _ even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. ... read more »
Ahmaud Arbery’s Mom: Thankful for justice and son’s legacy
November 29, 2021
Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. ... read more »
State Controller Candidate Malia Cohen is Building a Stronger Financial Bridge for the Needs of the People
November 25, 2021
Malia Cohen is the most experienced candidate running for State Controller. Looking to represent one of the largest economies in the world, Cohen wants to contribute to the growth in underrepresented communities all over the state of California. ... read more »
Guilty Verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery Case
November 24, 2021
After more than 11 hours of deliberation and eight days of testimony, a nearly all-white jury in the seaside town of Brunswick, Ga., have brought back guilty verdicts for all three men charged in the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.  Travis McMichael, 35; Gregory McMichael, 65, and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, face sentences of up to life in prison.  Glynn County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley will decide if those convictions come with or without the possibility of parole.  Judge Walmsley did not immediately schedule a sentencing date. ... read more »
All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder
November 24, 2021
All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. ... read more »
Man who recorded Ahmaud Arbery killing convicted of murder
November 24, 2021
William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded the cellphone video that showed the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and sparked outrage when it surfaced two months later, was convicted of murder Wednesday. ... read more »
Lawyers for Cosby Accuser Seek to Limit Comedian’s Access to Medical Info
November 24, 2021
Lawyers for a Riverside County woman who filed a sexual battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby will get a hearing next month on their request to limit the extent the comedian’s attorneys can examine the plaintiff’s medical background. ... read more »
Hundreds Protest Rittenhouse Acquittal Across U.S.
November 22, 2021
Law enforcement in Portland declared a riot Friday night as about 200 demonstrators protested the acquittal of a teen who killed two people and injured another in Wisconsin. ... read more »
Jackson to join Kenosha march to protest Rittenhouse verdict
November 22, 2021
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to join his Rainbow PUSH Coalition and other groups on a march in Kenosha on Sunday afternoon to demand criminal justice reform following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. ... read more »
LA County: No Evidence to Support Vanessa Bryant’s Claims in `Photos’ Lawsuit
November 22, 2021
Attorneys for Los Angeles County argued in a court filing today that Vanessa Bryant's claim of emotional distress caused by the alleged sharing of photos taken at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, the couple's 13-year-old daughter and seven others is based on ``hypothetical harm'' since the images were never publicly circulated. ... read more »
Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones’ life
November 18, 2021
Oklahoma’s governor spared the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. ... read more »
‘Fundamental justice:’ Judge clears 2 in Malcolm X slaying
November 18, 2021
More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated Thursday after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Supporting Healthcare Facilities
November 18, 2021
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order allowing out-of-state healthcare workers to supplement staffing at healthcare facilities across California. ... read more »
Black Leaders: Redistricting Process Is ‘Rushed, Inconsistent, Incomplete’
November 18, 2021
African American leaders in California are keeping a close eye on the commission drafting congressional, state Senate, state Assembly and Board of Equalization voting maps. They are concerned about the outcome of the redistricting process. ... read more »

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