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NAACP Joins Ferguson Activist in Demanding Answers in Alleged Hanging Death of Son 
January 3, 2019
The St. Louis County NAACP is joining the McKinnies family in the call for transparency and justice regarding the murder of Danye Jones. “There’s too many unanswered questions that we are demanding answers to,” said John Gaskin III, St. Louis County NAACP President. “We support Mrs. McKinnies call for justice and transparency in the death of her son.”  ... 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 »
Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?
November 22, 2018
“Anti-Black or African American” bias accounted for nearly half of all crimes motivated by race or ethnicity, which rose 18 percent according to the FBI data, while “Anti-American Indian or Alaska Native,” “Anti-Multiple Races, Group,” and “Anti-Hispanic or Latino” hate crimes all increased over 20 percent (251, 180, and 427 incidents, respectively). ... read more »
First Black Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor Concedes
November 22, 2018
Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. ... read more »
Members of Inglewood Gang Targeted in Drugs, Weapons Crackdown
November 2, 2018
Over the course of its investigation, task force members working with the Inglewood Police Department executed controlled purchases through which they acquired firearms, cocaine, ecstasy and meth, according to prosecutors. ... read more »
Kavanaugh Confirmation a Betrayal of Senate’s Duty
October 12, 2018
Today’s vote is a betrayal of the Senate’s constitutional duty to advise and consent. The Urban League Movement opposed this nomination because of his extremist positions on civil rights, workers rights, and social justice. A complete vetting of his background was impeded by the White House, which withheld the vast majority of pertinent records. ... read more »
The Reluctance to Come Forward After Being Sexually Harassed
September 27, 2018
The debates that have unfolded in connection with the campaign to appoint Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court increasingly centered on charges of alleged sexual assault by him against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The attacks on Dr. Ford have come to represent everything that is so blatantly misogynistic about current U.S. society. The political Right has pulled out all of the stops to demean her character. One of the critical ‘arrows’ that is being fired is one that goes like this: why didn’t she come forward sooner? ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: “Technology: The Monster ”
September 14, 2018
Every industry trends toward digital transformation. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a human race disaster according to some and Ted Kaczynski: ‘dubbed the unabomber,’ sent a series of mail bombs to university and airline officials; evaded the FBI for over 18 years; captured in 1996; a child prodigy entering Harvard University at 16, graduated, earned a doctorate in mathematics at 25; assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, quit in two years, abandoned an academic career retreating in isolation 1969 to a small cabin primitive lifestyle in Lincoln, Montana. ... read more »
Federal Indictment Targets Inglewood-Based Street Gang
September 6, 2018
The 16-count indictment charges all 15 defendants in a conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine ... read more »
Us, The Movement and Memory: In the Winds and Scales of History
September 6, 2018
But if there is any legacy or uplifting lessons left by the 60s, it is that we must resist these new forms of unfreedom and falsification of history and continue to wage struggles of liberation on every level of life. For these struggles are clearly the indispensable way we understand, free and fulfill ourselves and the aspirations of our ancestors.  Indeed, these are struggles demanded by our inherent right to freedom, our natural need for justice and our irrepressible longing for a liberated life. And it is a struggle for and longed for life that yields ordinary and special spaces in which the human spirit is nurtured and constantly renewed, and we and other human beings know ourselves as sacred and at the center and subject of every day and hour of history we make. ... read more »
Federal Indictment Targets Inglewood-Based Street Gang
August 31, 2018
Ten members and associates of an Inglewood-based street gang were arrested overnight and today on federal drug-trafficking and weapons charges alleging they used a fake convenience store as a front for manufacturing crack and distributed the drugs in Inglewood and South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Representative Maxine Waters Statement on Paul Manafort Guilty Verdict & Michael Cohen Guilty Plea
August 23, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who was found guilty by a federal jury on 8 counts of bank and tax fraud, and Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to 8 violations of banking, tax and campaign finance laws:  ... read more »
Black Panther Party Co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies
July 26, 2018
Friends and family described Howard as a "gentle giant'' who could paint in words what a jazz song was saying. Howard was an author, volunteer jazz disc jockey, author, lecturer and activist in Sonoma County, where he later made his home. ... read more »
Purdue University Instructor Posts Photo in Blackface, Keeps Job Because of “Free Speech”
July 12, 2018
In October 2016, Purdue biology instructor Lisa Stillman posted a profile photo of her and a friend from Halloween at the age of 12. In the photo, the two wore Afro wigs, dark paint on their face, and red lipstick. ... read more »
Reps. Roybal-Allard & Jayapal Urge FBI to Thoroughly & Fairly Investigate Border Patrol Killing of Immigrant Claudia Patricia Gómez González
June 4, 2018
On May 23, 2018, a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed Ms. Gómez, an immigrant from Guatemala.  The Border Patrol also detained three other Guatemalan immigrants at the scene of the shooting.  Subsequently, the Border Patrol changed their statement about the circumstances leading up to this fatal shooting. ... read more »
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