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UPDATE: Cop, Police Chief Resigns 2 days After Black Motorist’s Death
April 15, 2021
A  Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb and the city’s chief of police resigned Tuesday, moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights of protests and unrest. ... read more »
Gov Calls for Probe into Traffic Stop of Black Army Officer
April 15, 2021
U.S. Army second lieutenant Caron Nazario filed a lawsuit earlier this month against two Windsor police officers, accusing them of drawing their guns, pointing them at him and using a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and knocking him to the ground. ... read more »
What the Release of 2020 Census Numbers Means
April 15, 2021
After a decade of planning and a head count that took place against the backdrop of an unprecedented pandemic, natural disasters and partisan legal battles, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing the first numbers from the 2020 census before the end of the month. ... read more »
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Bruce’s Beach Update: Supervisor Hahn Takes First Steps in Returning Beach Front Land to Descendants of Original Owners
April 15, 2021
The original owners of Bruce’s beach were harassed for owning their land for years, until it was finally seized by the city; Hahn is looking to make a progressive step in the right direction today. ... read more »
New St. Louis Mayor-elect Enjoys California Connection
April 15, 2021
The election of Tishaura Jones as the first Black woman mayor of St. Louis drew loud cheers from people in California.  That’s because Jones boasts deep ties throughout the Golden State despite her impressive career in Missouri. ... read more »
Congresswoman Karen Bass Hosts Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Tax Benefits Given to Residents from the American Rescue Plan
April 15, 2021
It’s been nearly a month since President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, which included economic stimulus checks for most American’s and tax benefits for the community. As we continue to forge through the pandemic and economic woes, Congressmember Karen Bass held a call geared towards helping navigate this tax season. ... read more »
53 Years After MLK’s Assassination, Children of Civil Rights Icon Fight Voter Suppression
April 15, 2021
Bernice A. King joined the children of late civil rights champions the Rev. C.T. Vivian, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, in blasting voter suppression laws that have cropped up since the 2020 election. ... read more »
General Motors Announces 400 Percent Increase in Ad Spending with Black-Owned Media
April 15, 2021
General Motors officials said it would be more productive to host a series of meetings involving a more extensive mix of Black-owned media publishers and executives. “To ensure that our conversations are both substantive and constructive, we are going to postpone [the originally scheduled meeting] and reschedule it into a series of smaller conversations that take place over the next few weeks,” GM global Chief Marketing Officer Deborah Wahl told the executives. ... read more »
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The Life and Legacy of DMX
April 15, 2021
A tragic close to the life of an artist who is considered one of the great song writers. ... read more »
US to Withdraw all Troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11
April 14, 2021
President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday. ... read more »
Inside a Group’s Push to Remove a Statue to an Enslaver
April 12, 2021
The closure of O'Donnell Square Park in Canton without warning Monday evening set off an immediate flurry of emails, texts and phone calls among one group of neighbors in particular. ... read more »
City wants to Remove Black Lives Matter Mural From Fence
April 12, 2021
City officials in West St. Paul are demanding a man remove a colorful Black Lives Matter mural from his fence because it violates code. ... read more »
Farmers Work to bring Fresh Food to Southwest Illinois
April 12, 2021
Black women are included in conversations about urban farming and the need for more Black farmers to acquire land. After all, she understands the historical tie between Black people and land in this country. ``Being a Black woman in fighting (for food justice) and not allowing anybody to limit me, I started to see the problems of my ancestors, and the deliberate effort to erase me from the work,'' Supporter Tosha Phonix said. ... read more »
Michigan Stop on Underground Railroad Undergoes Rehab
April 12, 2021
 Once a stop on the Underground Railroad and home to a Michigan icon of the suffrage movement, this 1833 landmark in Walled Lake got some TLC recently, as local businesses came together to replace the home's windows. ... read more »
Brooklyn At Minnesota Postponed
April 12, 2021
Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Daunte Wright during this difficult time. ... read more »
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