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Economy and Race Relations Seen as Growing Concerns Ahead of Election
October 15, 2020
“It is not surprising that voters overall rate the economy as the most important issue impacting their vote for president this year given the fragile state of the U.S. economy and their tendency historically to prioritize it and other issues such as national security and education,” Gallup pollsters observed. ... read more »
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: Again, Reflections on the Principle and Practice
June 25, 2020
Even without understanding it in the depth that would come later, we were in, 1965, a new generation building on centuries of sacrifice and struggles of all those who preceded us, those who cleared firm and sacred ground on which we stood and still stand and who opened essential and upward ways on which we would continue the unfinished struggle for liberation and ever higher levels of human life. ... read more »
Black with a Capital “B”: Mainstream Media Join Black Press in Uppercasing Race
June 18, 2020
That move puts the publication with the largest circulation in California in line with the way the majority of the Black Press in California and around the country have referred to African Americans for decades since they retired “Negro,” beginning in the 1960s to the early 1970s.  ... read more »
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How Attorney Benjamin Crump and Equal Justice Now’s Tony Smith are influencing criminal justice reform
June 11, 2020
Hordes of protestors have taken to streets all across the U.S. proclaiming that “Black lives matter” in wake of the death of George Floyd. Videos show that the Black Minneapolis man died after being pinned down beneath three police officers for several minutes.    Support for police and criminal justice reform have made recent headlines but, for Equal Justice Now’s Co-founder Tony Smith and national spokesperson Attorney Benjamin Crump, this fight has been long awaited.   ... read more »
 7 LAPD Employees Removed from Field Amid Protest Misconduct Investigations
June 11, 2020
 Nearly five dozen allegations of misconduct by Los Angeles Police Department officers during recent protests against police brutality are being investigated, and seven employees have been removed from field duty, the department announced today.  ... read more »
The Time is Now for a Public Reckoning on the Killing of Un-armed Black Men in America
June 4, 2020
In the middle a global pandemic of unprecedented scale and disproportionate impact on the health and well-being of African Americans, the nation reckons with another. ... read more »
Rep. Bass: This is our moral moment
June 4, 2020
This is our moral moment - the Congressional Black Caucus will be introducing legislation to address laws that shield police officers from ever being accountable for excessive force. We will also address the structural conflict of interests of relying on DAs to charge officers from police departments they work with every day. Abusive law enforcement officers should lose the privilege of being an officer.  ... read more »
Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man
May 27, 2020
Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd’s death, a stunning and swift move by the Minneapolis chief with the mayor’s full backing. But despite their dismissal, whether the incident will be considered criminal, or even excessive force, is a more complicated question that will likely take months to investigate.  The officers were dismissed soon after a bystander’s video taken outside a south Minneapolis grocery store Monday night showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Floyd’s death prompted protests Tuesday, with thousands taking to the streets at the intersection where he died.  ... read more »
Transformative 5G Technology Arrives
July 19, 2019
Cities, which include Washington, D.C.; Charlotte; Boston; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis; Phoenix; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego; and Salt Lake City; are the world’s first to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband mobility service. ... read more »
NCAA, USA Basketball and NBA to Provide Top National and Global High School-Age Players with Educational and Athletic Opportunities at 2019 Men’s and Women’s Final Fours
March 19, 2019
The NCAA, USA Basketball and the NBA will bring top male and female high school-age players from around the nation and world to the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, offering potential future student-athletes extraordinary opportunities to celebrate the game of basketball and learn more about their sport within the context of higher education. ... read more »
Ethiopian Leader Sparks Euphoria Among Diaspora in a Six-Day U.S. Trip
August 2, 2018
This month, the 41 year old Ethiopian leader landed in the United States where he met with thousands of his countrymen and women and reiterated his message of love and unity. ... read more »
No Charges Against Minneapolis Officers in Black Man’s Death
August 2, 2018
Two Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man last month were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor announced Monday, saying the man was fleeing police and turned toward them with a loaded gun before he was shot. ... read more »
Wells Fargo Names Winners in Small Business Renovation Contest
August 31, 2017
Company awards physical makeovers to 20 small businesses in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Minneapolis ... read more »
Hate Speech Roils Minneapolis After Police Shooting of White Woman
July 25, 2017
Warsame was asked whether Noor or other East African police officers have received death threats since the shooting. ... read more »
St. Anthony defends police training after Castile shooting
August 11, 2016
The city of St. Anthony, Minneapolis released a statement saying it's now sharing information about police training ... read more »
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