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Arkansas sheriff photographs inmates in Nike to mock Colin Kaepernick

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HUFFINGTON POST — An Arkansas sheriff’s office removed photos of its inmates in Nike T-shirts after they made the rounds on Twitter. The Union County Sheriff’s Office posed at least 18 of its inmates in Nike T-shirts for their mugshots, … Continue reading

Trump’s economic boasts ring hollow in black communities

Empty Pockets

AP NEWS — While black employment may have improved, that hasn’t translated into broader economic gains. That’s partly because African-Americans are still disproportionately toiling in lower-quality jobs. Black people make up roughly one-fifth of those working in temporary jobs, a … Continue reading

Profound increase in women of color running for political offices

HUFFINGTON POST — The 2018 midterm elections have already broken barriers for representation among candidates for political office: A record number of women ran and won in the primaries, and an unprecedented number of LGBTQ candidates also ran and have … Continue reading

Bryan Stevenson’s National Memorial for Peace confronts racial terrorism

Equal Justice Initiative's National Memorial for Peace

NBC NEWS — An attorney and author, Bryan Stevenson created the National Memorial for Peace and Justice to remember the country’s painful past, in hopes of a brighter future. Lester Holt visits the moving memorial, making a powerful personal discovery … Continue reading

Judge Rules Cullman County, Alabama’s Bail System Illegally Discriminates Against the Poor

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ACLU – Today, people who were jailed simply because they could not afford bail in Cullman County, Alabama, won a significant victory when a federal court judge ruled that the practice of jailing those who cannot pay is unconstitutional. The judge … Continue reading

Black families are denied victim compensation more often than white families

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REVEAL NEWS – Every state has a crime victim compensation fund to reimburse people for the financial wallop that can come with being a victim. Florida is one of seven states that bar people with a criminal record from receiving victim … Continue reading

The NRA’s catch-22 for Black men shot by police

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THE ATLANTIC – The city of Dallas, Texas, has been rocked by news of an off-duty police officer shooting a black man in his own apartment. On September 6, the off-duty police officer Amber Guyger entered Botham Jean’s apartment and shot … Continue reading

Van Dyke trial: Jury sees video of white Chicago police officer shooting Laquan McDonald

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NBC NEWS – Prosecutors on Monday showed jurors video of a white Chicago police officer opening fire on black teenager Laquan McDonald, saying the 2014 fatal shooting was “completely unnecessary.” The video shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times … Continue reading

American man charged in Uganda for racist assault on hotel staff

Huffington Post reports Uganda police arrested an older American man after reviewing a video that showed him striking out at hotel workers and using racial slurs. The police identified the man as Jimmy L. Taylor, a U.S. citizen who claims to … Continue reading

Protesters topple Confederate statue at UNC

CNN reports that about 250 protesters on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus knocked over the school’s controversial Silent Sam Confederate statue, the university said Tuesday. The statue is the latest among several Confederate monuments to be … Continue reading