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Civil Rights Leaders Slam Trump Administration’s Policy of Separating Children from Their Families at Southern U.S. Border, Demand End to Devastating Policy
June 21, 2018
From October 2017 to May 2018, more than 2,700 children have been separated from their parents and the rate of those separations have risen alarmingly—in the past six weeks alone, at least 1,995 children have been taken from their parents and placed in shelter facilities that are already nearing capacity ... read more »
In ‘Chokehold: Policing Black Men,’ Attorney Paul Butler Takes on Police Brutality
July 20, 2017
Police brutality in the Black community is as old as law enforcement itself. Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler speaks in depth on the issue in his new book, "Chokehold: Policing Black Men." ... read more »
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California AB284 Will Determine Police Reform in the Age of Trump
July 13, 2017
Our justice system was intended to be the one nonpolitical check on our two politicized branches of government. ... read more »
CBC Members Push Justice Department to Investigate Police Shooting Unarmed Blacks
September 28, 2016
the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a news conference calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate, indict and even prosecute law enforcement officers, who intentionally kill innocent and unarmed Blacks. ... read more »
Black activists are looking beyond the courtroom for change
June 1, 2016
Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray was convicted. ... read more »
Sharpton calls for broader protests on Oscars diversity
March 2, 2016
Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday threatened larger protests against Hollywood and the Academy Awards if the ceremony doesn't improve diversity among its top nominees. ... read more »
Black Hollywood Doesn’t Need to Boycott the Oscars, White Liberal Hollywood Does
January 27, 2016
Reverend Al Sharpton is calling on Blacks to boycott the Academy Awards and not watch the broadcast after the mostly white and male voting members of the Academy nominated 20 white actors as the best performances of 2015. ... read more »
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TV One Partners with National Action Network for Triumph Awards Television Premiere
August 27, 2015
TV One, the National Action Network (NAN) and Reverend Al Sharpton, are partnering to present the first televised airing of The Triumph Awards. The Triumph Awards, now in its 6th year, honors individuals who have made a positive impact in their community in addition to their professional contributions in their respective fields. The special will tape in Atlanta, GA and is scheduled to premiere on TV One exclusively Friday, October 10 2015 8PM/ET. ... read more »
Family: Settlement isn’t victory in NY police chokehold case
July 15, 2015
The relatives of an unarmed black man who died after being put in a white police officer's chokehold said Tuesday that the nearly $6 million settlement they reached with the city wasn't a victory as they continued pressing for federal civil rights charges. ... read more »
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