Civil Rights & Social Justice
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Protesters took to the streets of Columbus, Ohio, to demand justice for the police killing of 6-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, who was shot to death just as Derek Chauvin was found guilty of killing George Floyd.
Black communities cannot even enjoy a brief reprieve from police violence. Local reporters explained that many of the people who came outside as news of Ma'Khia's death began to circulate had been heading downtown in anticipation of the Chauvin verdict.
Civil rights leaders rejoiced that Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing George Floyd. But their collective sigh of relief was tempered as they reminded people that the fight for equality and justice is far from over.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a controversial bill into law that could embolden violence against protesters and would criminalize the right to protest nonviolently in certain instances.
A Black family based in Louisville, Kentucky, recently launched a GoFundMe in an effort to escape their collective trauma as the result of a violent no-knock raid.
Disillusioned by city leadership, community members have called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to resign following a series of missteps that left nothing but questions and calls for accountability.
Mike Elliott, mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the Minneapolis suburb where Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer, called for cops to stop using pepper spray and other controversial non-violent methods.
Maxine Waters stood with protestors in Minnesota over the weekend, enraging Republicans who accused her of “domestic terrorism” for saying that people should stay in the streets.
Colorado Republican State Rep. Ron Hanks made a joke about lynching before defending a provision counting enslaved Africans as only three-fifths of a human being. Yes, seriously.
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