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Latest Nielsen Report Shows Black Millennials Closing the Digital Divide
December 8, 2016
that shows black millennials (the 18-34 set) as being tech-savvy, socially and civically engaged, and growing in population ... read more »
Black Journalist Sues Los Angeles Police Chief For False Arrest
December 8, 2016
Jasmyne Cannick believes that the L.A. Police Chief purposely allowed her to be unlawfully arrested and detained due to his displeasure about her articles criticizing his leadership ... read more »
California treasurer asks Trump for guidance on pot, banking
December 7, 2016
California Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana industry can participate in the nation's banking system while pot remains illegal under U.S. law. ... read more »
Former police chief convicted of misconduct in office
December 7, 2016
A former small-town police chief who claims he was ousted by local officials for refusing to fire two other black officers has been convicted of misconduct in office. ... read more »
Mistrial declared in black motorist’s shooting by officer 
December 7, 2016
A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist ... read more »
Protesters: Police shooting may be legal, but isn’t right
December 7, 2016
A prosecutor's decision to clear a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man left some African-American community leaders saying while the shooting may have been legal, it wasn't right. ... read more »
Juror responses raise bias questions in Ohio police shooting
December 7, 2016
Newly released documents are raising questions about jury selection in the case of a white University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. ... read more »
Baltimore police release footage of shooting incident
December 7, 2016
Baltimore police on Wednesday released body camera footage of a shooting that left a man hospitalized after he threatened people with knives at a bus stop. ... read more »
Louisiana lawmaker tapped to head Congressional Black Caucus
December 7, 2016
Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. ... read more »
Man arrested in ex-NFL player’s death; sheriff defends probe
December 7, 2016
The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation ... read more »
Locals Voice Support for Dakota Pipeline Protesters
December 7, 2016
Pastor William Smart, president/CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles, noted the similarity of the pipeline protest to past and current civil rights protests by African Americans. ... read more »
Historical marker commemorates ‘Buffalo soldiers’ in Vermont
December 3, 2016
A new historical marker on the site of a long-closed Army base is commemorating the Vermont basing of a regiment of African-American service members known as Buffalo Sold ... read more »
Council renames street section to honor civil rights leader
December 3, 2016
The City Council has voted unanimously to rename a two-block street section in north Omaha for a local civil rights leader. ... read more »
Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students
December 1, 2016
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he said would be considered ``criminal assault or battery'' against an adult. ... read more »
Baton Rouge council approves settlement with protesters
December 1, 2016
The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved a settlement Tuesday paying activist DeRay Mckesson and other protesters arrested during summer demonstrations over the shooting death of Alton Sterling. ... read more »

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