The Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote will let people sue those who call the police for discriminatory reasons. By Lydia O'Conner, Huff Post San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday aimed at cracking down on racist 911 calls, a phenomenon that’s been increasingly documented on social media. The...
OneUnited, the largest Black-owned bank in the country, revealed it has reached a customer milestone of 100,000 clients. By DeMicia Inman, TheGrio As the country’s largest Black-owned bank, OneUnited announced it has reached 100,000 customers across America. A press release cited recent efforts towards social justice activism supported by the bank as...
Trump-loving Democrat Vernon Jones also did not wear a mask for the stunt. By Lee Moran, Huff Post Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones (D) showed scant regard for coronavirus safety measures on Friday when he crowd-surfed over maskless Donald Trump supporters during the president’s crowded campaign rally in Macon. Jones, a Democrat...
Disney annotated “Dumbo” and other movies for including “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.” By Jeremy Blum, Huff Post A variety of older films on the Disney+ streaming service — including “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and “The Aristocats” — now carry strongly worded and unskippable disclaimers alerting audiences to racist...
Supreme Court ruling in favor of Trump administration shortens census deadline by 2 weeks By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois Report For America rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration could shorten the U.S. Census count on Tuesday, just hours after the Illinois government committed an additional $1 million to outreach. The...
By Chris Bumbaca, USA Today Fred Dean, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Super Bowl winner, died Wednesday at the age of 68. Although sacks did not become an official recorded stat until the twilight of his career, Dean was a prolific and feared pass-rusher during his 11-year career between...
By Bruce C.T. Wright, NewsOne This year has been marked by a global pandemic, but another public health crisis has also been growing behind the scenes: people being charged with racially motivated and hate crimes. The last example of such racist violence alleged by the U.S. government came Tuesday when a...
As described in the book “Sundown Town” by historian James Loewen, the phrase was the name given to thousands of cities in the U.S. where African Americans were warned not to be caught after dark. By Angie Crouch, NBC Los Angeles Glendale has become the first city in California and the...
By Pilar Melendez, The Daily Beast Family members and community leaders are demanding answers and a new investigation after a Black man was found dead by hanging in Florida last week—despite authorities stressing they have “exhausted all leads” in the case deemed a suicide. The Orlando Police Department says Nevan Baker,...
By Chris Bumbaca, USA Today Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan died Sunday at his home in California due to a non-specified polyneuropathy, his family announced. He was 77. Morgan played 22 seasons in the big leagues from 1963-1984. Although he began his career with the Houston Astros when they were...