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Lawsuit filed over rule banning smoking inside public housing

A lawsuit was filed challenging the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s rule that directs all state and local housing authorities to ban smoking inside and out of public housing facilities nationwide. HUD’s anti-smoking regulation was finalized during the Obama … Continue reading

Municipality overbooks electronic monitoring units, gets sued

A lawsuit filed in Ohio claims that at least 13 people who have posted bond are still in jail because the county ran out of monitoring units. The lawsuit says Martin has posted bond, but he is required by a judge’s … Continue reading

West Point appoints first Black superintendent since the academy was founded in 1802

Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, has become the first black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history, academy officials announced. The native … Continue reading

Black homicide victims are less likely to see an arrest than white victims

Black victims, who accounted for the majority of homicides in the last decade, were the least likely of any racial group to have their killings result in an arrest, The Post found. While police arrested someone in 63 percent of … Continue reading

Never Stop Fighting for Justice

Police shooting at targets

Once again, another unarmed Black man was shot and killed by the police. His crime? Running away. As articulated by The Washington Post: “A Pennsylvania police officer’s fatal shooting of a 17-year-old who police said had fled a car that the … Continue reading

One Georgia city’s entire justice system is run by Black women

Black woman judge

CNN reports that South Fulton, an Atlanta suburb and one of Georgia’s newest cities, has the distinction of being perhaps the first city in the nation to have its criminal justice system led entirely by Black women. The city of South Fulton … Continue reading

Oxycontin manufacturer cuts entire sales team

Oxycontin

  The Daily Caller Reports the pharmaceutical giant behind the painkiller OxyContin revealed it cut its entire remaining sales team in a shift away from opioids. Purdue Pharma announced the changes Tuesday, which will effectively end any contact the company has with … Continue reading

Harvard Business Review shares 5 tips for successful workplace diversity programs

Diversity arial view

Research shows that most workplace diversity programs fail to produce meaningful diversity and inclusion, and some have actually increased bias among individual employees, according to a report by HBR. The first tip is to bystander intervention training, so people know how to step in … Continue reading

University research reveals flagrant racism in STEM fields

Racism highlighted in the dictionary

KCCI CBS 8 reports new findings from a six-year study conducted at Iowa State University finds that racism is rampant for Black men in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. Black men face obstacles in areas of higher education because of … Continue reading

Country Time offers “Legal-Ade” to kids who were fined for non-permitted lemonade stands

Children at a lemonade stand.

U.S. News reports that stories of local authorities shutting down or fining children’s lemonade stands for operating without permits or business licenses have been grabbing headlines across the nation in recent years. In response, Country Time lemonade is launching a “Legal-Ade” initiative … Continue reading