Sunday, March 7, 2021
By Grace Seger, CBS News The House passed two progressive agenda items late Wednesday evening, moving forward with key legislative priorities even though the bills have an uncertain future in the Senate. The House approved H.R. 1, a sweeping government and elections reform bill, by a vote of 220 to 210....
The former officer was granted permission to leave Minnesota due to 'safety concerns' as he awaits trial By Ny Magee, TheGrio The murder trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is set to get underway next week, and construction crews are already hard at work turning the courthouse into an...
By Jamie Gangel and Dan Merica, CNN Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85. A cause of death was not immediately released. The former president of the National Urban League rose...
By Wayne Sterling, CNN Broadcasting pioneer and former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Irv Cross died Sunday morning in Minnesota, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on the team's website. He was 81. Cross was the first African American sports analyst on national television when he worked for CBS Sports as an NFL analyst and commentator from...
By Clare Foran, Annie Grayer, Kristin Wilson and Lauren Fox, CNN The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19...
A bill proposed by state lawmaker Rep. Attica Scott required more police accountability, but unfortunately languishes in the House. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Kentucky legislators unanimously voted to approve a bill that would restrict the usage of “no-knock” warrants on Thursday, in an increasing effort to prohibit excessive force  policies evoked...
Baton Rouge officials said an investigation into the incident is underway and that they have not yet reached a decision concerning the officer’s actions. By Nina Golgowski, HuffPost Local officials say they are investigating after a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer was filmed pinning a Black 13-year-old to the ground and holding...
By Lauren Fox and Annie Grayer, CNN The House Budget Committee voted Monday to advance President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package, setting up the legislation aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout to go to the House floor for a vote later this week. The package includes direct...
Plano police said Rodney Reese was "lawfully detained for the violation of Pedestrian in the Roadway." By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne A teenager who was seemingly racially profiled in Texas for walking while Black has had all charges against him dropped days after his arrest for walking in the street during...
A cousin of Ray Wood, a former undercover police officer, shared a confession letter in which Wood said that the agencies facilitated the assassination. By Ja'han Jones, HuffPost A letter shared by the family of a deceased former New York police officer alleges that the officer, the New York City Police...