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The Heinous Murder of George Floyd and Race in America
June 4, 2020
As Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — and more importantly, as a human being — I am appalled by the senseless killing of George Floyd. His death is another tragic reminder of the police violence that has devastated Black families and communities for decades. ... read more »
Cummings Remembered as ‘Fierce Champion’ at Funeral
November 1, 2019
Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades. ... read more »
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 »
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Officers In Freddie Gray Case Appeal Claim To Supreme Court
October 11, 2018
Freddie Gray died at 25 years old in 2015, a week after he suffered a spinal injury in a police van. ... read more »
Chicago Verdict Raises Hope of Greater Police Accountability
October 11, 2018
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A White officer stood before a mostly White jury and was convicted of killing a Black teenager. ... read more »
Baltimore Officer Suspended After Punching Incident Recorded 
August 16, 2018
A Baltimore police officer was suspended Saturday after a video surfaced online showing him repeatedly punching a man and knocking him down over steps on a sidewalk in a recording that lasts about 30 seconds and the city's interim police commissioner said "deeply disturbed'' him. ... read more »
Focused Every ‘Step’ of the Way
August 3, 2017
Preparation for a step competition at Bowie State University intersects with the anxiety-filled college application process. ... read more »
DOJ wants to indict cop who killed Eric Garner
November 3, 2016
Skepticism and tepid hope are occupying the same space as news broke Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, that the Department of Justice is looking to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo. ... read more »
3rd Officer Acquitted In Black Man’s Police Custody Death
July 21, 2016
A third consecutive acquittal and ruling once again that prosecutors failed to prove officers intentionally hurt Freddie Gray ... read more »
Highest Ranking Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case Aquitted
July 18, 2016
Monday, Baltimore police officer, Lt. Brian Rice, was acquitted of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, was a Black man who died after being injured in a police transport van in 2015. ... 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 »
Officer acquitted on all charges in Freddie Gray case
May 25, 2016
A Baltimore officer was acquitted Monday of assault and other charges in the arrest of Freddie Gray, dealing prosecutors a significant blow in their attempt to hold police accountable for the young black man's death from injuries he suffered in the back of a police van. ... read more »
Freddie Gray: 2nd officer must testify against colleagues
April 27, 2016
Judge Barry Williams granted a request from prosecutors to force Officer Garrett Miller to testify against Officer Edward Nero and Lt. Brian Rice as they await planned trials ... read more »
Historical society posts 1,000s of Baltimore unrest images
April 27, 2016
Maryland Historical Society is launching a website containing thousands of images ... read more »
In Flint Michigan, “We Charge Genocide”
March 17, 2016
Corruption has appeared in the land and the sea on account of that which men’s hands have wrought, that He may make them taste a part of that which they have done, ... read more »
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