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BREAKING NEWS: Florida Pardons 4 Black Men Accused of 1949 Rape
January 11, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a dramatic, hour-long meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a racial injustice. ... read more »
California African American Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2019
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art-making activities, a march, and delicious food truck fare; visit our exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, groove to DJ-provided tunes, and much more—free for everyone! ... read more / view event »
BREAKING NEWS: 2nd African American Male Found Dead at Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s Apartment in Hollywood
January 7, 2019
According to ... , another young African-American male was found dead early this morning in the Laurel Avenue apartment of Ed Buck, where a death in July 2017 sparked a protest about its handling by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and about the reaction to the incident by Democratic Party politicians. ... read more »
Journalist Shaun King Provides Tip that Leads to an Arrest in the Killing of Jazmine Barnes
January 6, 2019
Shaun King Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez stated the arrest of Eric Black Jr. came as a result of a tip journalist Shaun King received. A black man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting in Houston that her family believed was racially motivated but that prosecutors said Sunday was a case of mistaken identity. ... read more »
Walmart Heirs’ Money Influences Black Charter Schools Debate
January 3, 2019
The Walton family, as one of the leading supporters of America's charter school movement, is spreading its financial support to prominent and like-minded Black leaders, from grassroots groups focused on education to mainstream national organizations such as the United Negro College Fund and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, according to an Associated Press analysis of tax filings and nonprofit grants data. ... read more »
NAACP Joins Ferguson Activist/Mother in Demanding Answers in Alleged Hanging Death of her Son
December 26, 2018
FERGUSON, MO —As the nation moves through the Holiday season, it’s been a brutal eight-weeks since that dreadful day when Ferguson-based activist  ...  found her son Danye Jones hanging dead from a tree in her yard; ... read more »
FBI Database to Track Deadly Encounters with Police
December 20, 2018
The federal government is launching a national database that will track when law enforcement officers use deadly force, providing more transparency about police shootings that have inflamed tensions in cities around the country. ... read more »
WATCH: Van Jones Praises Bi-Partisan Support of Criminal Justice Reform Bill
December 18, 2018
The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. ... read more »
Attorney Ben Crump and Family of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. “Suspicious” of Republican AG Takeover of Investigation into Bradford’s Murder
December 18, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer. ... read more »
Civil Rights Attorney Carl Douglas Calls for Boycott of Walgreens
December 17, 2018
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – National civil rights and personal injury attorney Carl Douglas  (Douglas/Hicks Law) is calling for a boycott of Walgreens (#BoycottWalgreens) stores after executives declined to temporarily remove armed guards from stores following the tragic fatal shooting death of a 21-year-old homeless man by an armed guard in their store. ... read more »
Trayvon Martin’s Mother Sybrina Fulton Receives Doctorate from Benedict
December 16, 2018
Sybrina Fulton celebrated via Instagram her excitement about receiving the prestigious honorary degree. Fulton, who was the commencement speaker, was given a Doctor of Humane Letters as well as the ”Key To the City” from South Carolina mayor Steven Keith Benjamin. ... read more »
WATCH: Alabama Attorney General Takes Over Investigation into the Police Killing of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. over Thanksgiving Holiday
December 14, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – (AP) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall says he is taking over the investigation into the police killing of a black man inside the state’s largest shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. ... read more »
Danny Bakewell Sr. Comments on Killing of Black Male by LAPD Officer
December 12, 2018
On Tuesday December 11, LAPD Chief Michel Moore spoke with Danny Bakewell Sr. and community leaders regarding the killing of a Black Man by an LAPD Officer. ... read more »
Dallas Cop Amber Guyer Indicted for Murder of Botham Jean
November 30, 2018
DALLAS, Texas –Court records show a white former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge for fatally shooting her black unarmed neighbor after she said she mistakenly went to his apartment instead of her own. ... read more »
Thirteen Years After Devin Brown, Has LAPD Changed?
November 29, 2018
A charade going on at the Los Angeles Police Commission meeting every Tuesday.  It goes like this:  The public, mostly Black Lives Matter members, are chastised and even arrested for allegedly violating house rules and protocol.  ... read more »
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