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    It was tempting, in the wake of the verdicts delivered by a Hennepin County jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin, to breathe a statewide sigh of relief. Justice was served. Black lives do indeed matter here. But only days before that verdict was rendered, Daunte Wright, another unarmed Black man, was killed by police. The killings of George Floyd...
    Eight years ago, Black voters in New York became the laughingstock of urban politics when they foolishly voted themselves out of power. The Eric Adams campaign may provide a chance at political redemption. Adams has a strong political base in the Black community as the Brooklyn Borough President. And as a former captain in the NYPD, he can forge alliances...
    Millions of Americans continue to die from smoking and a disproportionate amount are minorities.It's easy to assume smokers know the risk, but it's not that simple. According to investigators, minority communities, as well as children, were specifically targeted.Today, they pay a terrible price. Generations of addicted children have turned into millions of unhealthy adults."This is about multinational tobacco companies preying...
    Lynda R. Williams is the president of NOBLE, which works to address community-police relations and issues facing Black officers. Middle Tennessee State Lynda Williams spent 29 years with the United States Secret Service before retiring in 2017. As president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, she now works to reform policing. Williams spoke with Insider...
    Loading the player... Vaccines are on the way to Black communities in the United States and abroad through unique initiatives and funding campaigns aimed at closing the racial health gap of the pandemic.  Let’s take a look at the domestic front first. Ground Zero for new approaches to getting Americans vaccinated could become your office or workplace. The White...
    New York (CNN Business)An estimated $150 million in equity capital has been invested in Black-owned banks since George Floyd was murdered last year, according to the National Bankers Association, a trade group that represents 24 of the country's minority-owned financial institutions. Those funds have put the nation's Black banking community in a stronger position today than it was a year...
    The Stonewall Inn in New York City is where Pride Month started. Getty Images Pride Month's activist roots have been overshadowed, but it needs to be about taking action again. In 2020, amid the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19, Pride refocused on activism. After an uptick in LGBTQ hate crimes and anti-trans bills, that change needs to...
    Washington (CNN)A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. Tell us what you'd like to see more of in the newsletter at [email protected] May, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot minced no words: She was limiting one-on-one interviews to journalists of color to mark her two-year...
    (AP) – Microsoft is expanding a program designed to improve high-speed internet access in Detroit and seven other U.S. cities. The technology giant said Wednesday that its Airband Initiative is working to provide affordable broadband, devices, and other resources in Black and Latino communities. READ MORE: Amazon Says It Wont Test Workers For Marijuana Atlanta, New York, Memphis, Tennessee, Cleveland,...
    President Joe Biden’s administration announced new initiatives to address the wealth gap between black and white communities Tuesday on the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Biden is the first president to participate in the remembrance event and he plans to meet with surviving members of the community on his Tuesday trip, The Associated Press reported. The president is set...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As outrage over George Floyd’s murder spread around the world, it prompted many to look at their own biases and engage in tough conversations on racial equality. But now that protests have waned, are people still putting in the work? As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reports, helping hands, kind hearts and open minds — it’s what you’ll...
    Washington (CNN)Since George Floyd's murder last May, the US has engaged in another reckoning with racial caste, examining the enduring menace of police brutality against Black Americans.What change has this perpetual interrogation of anti-Black police violence led to?Over the past year, city and state lawmakers have passed more than 140 police oversight and reform bills designed to address police behavior...
    When you ask Debra Lewis about her efforts to quit smoking menthol cigarettes, she will tell you plainly: Quitting crack cocaine was easier. In 1980s South Los Angeles, Lewis and her friends were doing cocaine, and she soon joined the rest of the group in smoking Newports or Kools. Lewis got help for her cocaine addiction by her late 30s...
    Loading the player... The next episode of Red Table Talk will provide space for one of many much-needed conversations about tensions between Black and Asian communities. Such candid and complicated discussions have become the signature of the hit Facebook Watch series hosted by the family matriarch, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, multi-hyphenate singer and entertainer, Willow Smith.  (Credit:...
    PRESIDENT Biden’s salute to law enforcement during the nation’s observance of Police Week was getting raked by critics for bashing service members for instituting aa “deep sense of distrust” among minority communities.  Biden’s Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week from May 7 notably tries setting a humble tone of appreciation to the dedicated men and women who...
    President Biden is marking Police Week with a statement that includes language about the "deep sense of distrust" toward cops by Black and brown Americans and the "trauma" caused by deaths in police custody -- a statement described as "beyond disappointing" by one police group. Biden’s proclamation marking both Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day, begins by praising law...
    President Joe Biden blamed law enforcement for fueling “distrust” in minority communities in his proclamation declaring Peace Officers Memorial Day and “Police Week.” Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, honors all of the fallen law enforcement officers, as well as Police Week to remember all of the sacrifices from officials and their families across the country. The president’s statement released...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Thursday that her office filed a lawsuit against conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for their alleged participation in orchestrating robocalls that targeted Black communities, urging voters not to cast mail-in ballots. An investigation conducted by James' office reportedly found that Wohl and Burkman, through their fictitious organization “Project 1599,” violated state...
    Voices and Choices for Children encourages the state to support comprehensive policing reforms in a way that equitably protects families of color. Communities of color and American Indian communities are already at the margins. We know that Black, Brown and Indigenous children and youth are impacted by the trauma of police brutality. Children of any age should not have to...
    New York Attorney General is going after a pair of conspiracy theorists who allegedly orchestrated a large-scale robocall campaign to intimidate Black communities during the 2020 election. James announced on Thursday, May 6 that she has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against “notorious conspiracy theorists” Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for their efforts to suppress Black voters....
    Every night before I go to bed, I always scroll through Instagram. My feed, which was once filled with memes, now consists of horrific accounts of the racist, anti-Black and anti-Asian attacks that have increased in occurrences over the past year. While I read these posts, and often take part in sharing them, I can’t help but feel I should...
    The White House has admitted it is 'aware' of warnings from civil rights groups that a ban on menthol cigarettes could disproportionately harm communities of color. White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday the Biden administration is taking 'seriously' concerns raised over the proposed ban of the product popular with black smokers.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
    President Joe Biden's administration is expected to announce a proposal to ban menthol cigarettes.  The Washington Post reported the anticipated move Wednesday, which would set off a process with the Food and Drug Administration that could take years, but would be applauded by antismoking and civil rights groups.  They have pressured the federal government to make the move because they...
    HALETHORPE, MD. (WJZ) — The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore County is now working with Black Marylanders to create new limited-edition beers that benefit social justice efforts. The brewery began the Allyship Through Collaboration Series earlier this year, and partners with local black community members who create their own brews. been been releasing partners with local black Marylanders who...
    A demonstrator reacts during a standoff with police along a perimeter fence during a protest decrying the shooting death of Daunte Wright, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) The constant media coverage and real-time dissemination of footage on social media of unarmed African Americans harmed or killed by...
    Some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Miami are completely vaccinated against COVID-19 while poorer communities remain largely unprotected. In exclusive areas such as Fisher Island and Key Biscayne - where homes sell for more than $2 million - 100 percent of residents have received at least one dose, an analysis from the Miami Herald found. But in ZIP codes that include...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida House has unanimously approved a bill that would require a law enforcement officer to intervene if another officer was using excessive force. It also calls for all officers to receive additional training to avoid the use of excessive force. READ MORE: Broward School Board Meets To Discuss Future Of Superintendent Robert Runcie The passage...
    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — When protests began in a Minneapolis suburb after a white police officer fatally shot a Black man, 21-year-old Fatumata Kromah took to the street, pushing for change she says is essential to her Liberian immigrant community. Meanwhile, 40-year-old Matilda Kromah feared stepping outside her home as trauma associated with the Liberian civil war suddenly rushed...
    Pastors leading black church communities are confirming the surge in the number of black families choosing private, small schools, and homeschooling for their children, and welcoming the opportunity for more involvement in K-12 education by black churches. Pastor Cecil Blye of More Grace Ministries Church in Louisville, Kentucky, told Breitbart News he and his fellow pastors have seen a surge...
    (CNN)Asian Americans have had enough.Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, they've seen friends, relatives and community members be harassed, threatened and violently assaulted.Congress is now on track to pass legislation that would denounce discrimination against Asian Americans and expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes. Asian Americans are (still) under attack. Here are easy ways you can helpBut...
    As President Biden approaches his 100th day in office, one of the campaign promises looming over his presidency is this: ensuring underserved and low-income communities are at the forefront of any economic recovery. It's a conversation that he's had in public and behind closed doors with high-level administration officials, particularly Vice President Kamala Harris. Funds that could help put that...
    (CNN)I grew up in North Carolina surrounded by infrastructure. I woke up to cars and trucks whirring by the two urban freeways surrounding us. I saw the white contrails and heard the crackling thunder of airplanes departing and landing from the nearby airport. While the infrastructure served all, my neighbors and I lived next to it. It was only years...
    This story was originally published at Prism.  A single cop has been held accountable, but the lethally unjust system of policing that enabled George Floyd’s murder grinds on undeterred. Barely an hour after the Hennepin County, Minnesota, jury read out the guilty verdict against Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, news came that police in Columbus, Ohio, had snuffed out yet...
    A Twitter post from the official Black Lives Matter account alleged that black communities are being “terrorized” at a greater rate than they were under former President Donald Trump. In a post from Tuesday, Black Lives Matter alleged that black communities were better off under Trump than they are under President Joe Biden. The post demanded that Biden end the...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal April 21, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden is allowing police to become more of a threat to black Americans than former President Donald Trump ever did, at least in one aspect, Black Lives Matter now claims. A tweet posted Tuesday criticized Biden over federal rules allowing police agencies to receive surplus military equipment....
    The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization expressed its displeasure Tuesday with President Joe Biden for “sending more military equipment” to local police than former President Donald Trump. “Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump,” the organization tweeted. “Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did. You read...
    The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is attempting to disavow its founder, Margaret Sanger, for her views on race but is encountering criticism from those who say the abortion provider is perpetuating racism in its current practices. In a New York Times op-ed Saturday, the organization acknowledged Sanger's past with eugenics and it committed to "reckoning" with her legacy by, among...
    During Marshawn Lynch's 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league's most reclusive figures off the field.Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions about receiving COVID-19 vaccines.And he's enlisted the assistance of...
    During Marshawn Lynch's 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league's most reclusive figures off the field.Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions about receiving COVID-19 vaccines.And he's enlisted the assistance of...
    By KYLE HIGHTOWER / AP Sports Writer During Marshawn Lynch’s 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league’s most reclusive figures off the field. Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions...
    Black Guns Matter founder Maj Toure told "Fox News Primetime" host Lawrence Jones Thursday that he’s "not surprised at all" a CNN staffer was caught admitting the network is trying to help the Black Lives Matter movement. TOURE: It is par for the course. They have one playbook and the playbook has been exposed. The frustrating part is the fact the American...