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Miss Black Texas 2016 recently posted on Twitter that a cop referred to her as a “Black b***h” before wrongfully arresting her in North Texas, reports The Huffington Post. Police brutality and Abuse of Power from a Police Chief. Let me talk to my lawyer and I'll fill y'all in #blacklivesmatter — ... Read more >>
Fri, May 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A Philadelphia man was exonerated after serving 24 years of a life sentence for a murder he did not commit, CBS News reports. Shaurn Thomas walked out of prison on Tuesday after a court threw out his 1993 conviction. A single witness, who later recanted, testified that Thomas, 16 years old ... Read more >>
Fri, May 26, 2017 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
https://t.co/LWkzpdveCz Stop punishing our kids & start embracing the hair naturally growing from our heads #JenesisJohnson #naturalhair — Clinton Johnson (@ClintonGJohnson) May 21, 2017 A 17-year-old Florida student is lashing out at her school for telling her that her natural hair was a problem. According to WCTV, Jenesis Johnson was told by her teacher at ... Read more >>
Fri, May 26, 2017 1:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Karen Chen, former co-director of the Chinese Progressive Association, now takes up the role of executive director, with the transition official in July. Lydia Lowe, CPA’s other co-director, steps down after 30 years in CPA in order to direct the Chinatown Community Land Trust. ... Read more >>
Fri, May 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Tuesday morning, a slew of Black women, including activists, community leaders, elected officials and others released an open letter to Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez calling for a meeting to discuss the state of Black women and the Party. Black women have clearly been an integral part of the election ... Read more >>
Fri, May 26, 2017 12:38:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Long-time Roxbury activist Kim Janey kicked off her campaign for the District 7 City Council seat last week in a Dudley Square event. She and ten others have been certified to appear on the Sept. 26 preliminary ballot in the race to replace Tito Jackson, who is running for mayor. ... Read more >>
Thu, May 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
To avoid serious traffic snarls, as well as the pollution generated by idling vehicles as Boston’s population grows , officials are honing in on ways to make alternatives to driving more appealing. One prong or byproduct of that strategy may be making, or allowing, driving to become less attractive. In ... Read more >>
Thu, May 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
As an entrepreneur and a tradeswoman, Ronnette Taylor-Lawrence has been a trailblazer. Starting as a young single mother in the 1980s, she worked her way up from laborer to journeyman plumber, becoming the first woman of color to receive her plumber’s license from the Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12 Boston ... Read more >>
Wed, May 24, 2017 3:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 37 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database under the age of 18 and 26 percent above the age of 18. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media ... Read more >>
Tue, May 09, 2017 2:43:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FSA89nW0nQ?wmode=transparent] When he first launched the effort to shut down the notorious Rikers Island jail, criminal justice reform advocate Glenn Martin didn’t have that much support. “It was a lonely place when I first said it out loud,” said Martin, 46, founder and CEO of JustLeadership USA, a non-profit whose goal ... Read more >>
Mon, May 08, 2017 1:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
I don’t remember my first haircut, but I do remember all of the times as a little boy when I was held down in a chair as a barber used clippers to shave off my thick, nappy, Black hair. But it wouldn’t be until I had been radicalized by Black Studies ... Read more >>
Thu, May 04, 2017 8:29:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Donald Trump seems to lack even a cursory knowledge of American history. In a recent interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump said Andrew Jackson, the slave-owning and genocidal seventh president, didn’t like what was happening with the Civil War, lamenting,“I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had ... Read more >>
Wed, May 03, 2017 10:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

 

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