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Domestic Violence Orgs Request Prevention Funding in Final Budget
June 9, 2022
Judge Trina L. Thompson of the Superior Court of Alameda County, who is African American, was confirmed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. ... read more »
Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Rule That Would Prevent 700K From Receiving Food Stamps During Pandemic
October 29, 2020
If the 2020 election’s importance wasn’t apparent to those casting ballots, a federal judge’s decision on Sunday might have underscored the urgency. In a decision that had far-reaching consequences during a deadly pandemic that’s cost more than 219,000 Americans their lives, the court ruled on Oct. 19 against President Donald Trump’s order to strip food stamps from nearly 700,000 people. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Jan. 26, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
January 26, 2020
Constance Baker Motley was nominated to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1966. ... read more »
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Michigan settles lawsuit over teen’s death for $12 million
January 2, 2020
The family of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died after he was shot with a Taser has reached a $12 million settlement in a lawsuit against state troopers, ... read more »
New Court Filing in Overdose Death of Black Gay Man at California Democratic Major Donor’s Home Includes ‘Human Trafficking’ Accusations
July 12, 2019
Attorneys for the mother and estate of Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old man who died of a crystal meth overdose in California Democratic major donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home in 2017 have filed an amendment to their wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court.  The case was initially filed in L.A. Superior Court but moved to federal court in May. ... read more »
Family of Unarmed Man Killed By Police Settles for $13 Million
September 13, 2018
The city of Lakewood, Washington, its police chief and two officers have agreed to pay $13 million to the family of an unarmed Black man who was killed four years ago as he clutched his 4-year-old son following a four-hour standoff. ... read more »
Federal Lawsuit Challenges HUD to Enforce Fair Housing Rule Civil Rights and Housing Advocates Join Forces
May 25, 2018
Across the country, an estimated $5.5 billion in HUD funding is awarded each year. Nearly two-thirds of these funds go to approximately 1,210 grantees through HUD’s Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant program.  With this year’s rule suspension and continuing for several years, grant recipients – largely state and local government jurisdictions -- can obligate their allocations without any concern for compliance with the Fair Housing Act rule.    ... read more »
HBCU settlement pending, but lawmakers say it’s not enough
March 22, 2018
Historically black colleges and universities in Maryland would receive up to $56.9 million annually under legislation, sponsors say, that would restore years of underfunding and program duplication by the state but is unlikely to pass. ... read more »
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