The NAACP LDF has launched a $40 million scholarship fund for aspiring civil rights attorneys dedicated to driving change in the South.
Colin Kaepernick has donated $100,000 towards helping Black and Latinx communities impacted by the public health crisis.
NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way that elected officials represent our communities. Three times a week, we will go beyond the mainstream media’s “pack” coverage of politics to highlight the underreported aspects of how politics and policy […]
Arrested at 17, Carlos Montero has been in Riker’s Island for 7 years without being convicted http://t.co/aMP8eaWNs0 via @dailykos — JoeInWV (@wvjoe911) June 16, 2015 A 24-year-old Manhattan man has spent nearly seven years in New York City’s Rikers Island jail awaiting trial, a jaw-dropping record for pretrial incarceration that is unlikely to end soon, […]
The family of an unarmed Detroit Black woman – who was killed by a White homeowner on his porch in 2013 as she sought assistance after a car accident – has reached a settlement with the convicted killer for an undisclosed amount, according to The Huffington Post. Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder and […]
For the three years Kalief Browder sat in New York’s Rikers Island, he probably wondered what the difference would have been if his family could have posted the $3,000 bail that would have gotten him out of the jail and back on the street to await trial. Instead he languished there, just a couple football […]
#BREAKING: After 4decades of #solitary confinement, tonight a judge granted #AlbertWoodfox unconditional release! pic.twitter.com/jTpr1fZi6q — AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) June 8, 2015 A federal district court on Monday ordered the release of 68-year-old Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther, who spent 40 years in solitary confinement after a prison riot resulted in the death of a Louisiana […]
The family of the unarmed man shot and killed by a New York Police Department officer as he walked in a Brooklyn housing-project staircase has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, the New York Times reports. Akai Gurley was fatally shot by police officer Peter Liang in November 2014. Gurley and his girlfriend […]
Loretta Lynch will investigate the death of John Crawford III, 22, who was shot last summer as he held an air rifle inside a Walmart in Ohio, according to WLWT TV. Lynch, who was confirmed as the U.S. Attorney earlier this month, met with Crawford’s family Tuesday during a visit to Cincinnati to discuss police reform, […]
Songstress Beyoncé has never shied away from showing political support. She even teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama on her initiative to overcome obesity in our country. As President Obama’s time in the White House comes to an end, the Houston-bred singer shows who she’s riding with for the next election. She was recently spotted at […]
Nearly three years after Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman, the Justice Department is set to announce no charges against the former neighborhood watch volunteer.…
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