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By Summer Lin, Miami Herald A Black man is suing two Wisconsin police officers after he was mistaken for a burglar and handcuffed in his home, according to a lawsuit filed this week. Keonte Furdge had been living with a friend in Monona and on June 2, Monona Police Department officers...
The significant settlement comes as the family waits to see if the officers involved will be charged. Written by Madison J. Gray The City of Louisville has announce that it has settled with the family of Breonna Taylor for as much as $12 million, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Tuesday afternoon (Sept....
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
By Erick Johnson She was buried in obscurity without a headstone in Oak Woods Cemetery nearly 100 years ago after serving as the original Aunt Jemima archetype. On September 5, Nancy Green finally got the recognition in death, as she earned in death, with a glowing headstone and a special...
By Hermene D. Hartman N’DIGO Dr. Leon Finney Jr. was a dear friend. I first met him as a college student, working with Reverends Jesse Jackson and Willie Barrow at Operation Breadbasket, now known as Rainbow PUSH. My ex-husband, David Wallace, and I would deliver press releases to him on Saturdays...
To say that police have killed Black people for doing much less is beyond an understatement. By NewsOne A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ordered the release of police video showing a white driver who was pulled over by cops and not only refused to follow orders and resisted arrest but...
By Craig Wall, ABC7 News The City of Chicago launched a city-wide effort to recruit and hire contact tracers with about 500 jobs available. The hiring is being done through 31 different community based organizations through a $56 million grant from the federal government. The idea is to create jobs that benefit...
Civil rights activist for 44 years By Chinta Strausberg Funeral services are pending for 58-year-old activist Mark Allen who made his transition at 9:37 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the University of Chicago Hospital with his family and friends by his bedside and just minutes after Rev. Jesse L. Jackson,...
Roderick Wilson was in a ride-share vehicle stopped for a busted tail light. By Bill Hutchinson, ABC News A white Georgia sheriff's deputy seen in a viral video repeatedly punching a Black man who was pinned to the ground has been fired after the man's family demanded he be released from...
By Pamela Kirkland, CNN "Welcome to Freedom!" exclaims real estate agent Ashley Scott as she surveys the nearly 97 acres of land that she and a group of 19 Black families purchased in August. "I'm hoping that it will be a thriving safe haven for people of color, for Black families...