Wednesday, May 18, 2022

#blacklivesmatter

(Neilsen) -- When history is set, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner back in 2016 to protest reported police brutality and oppression against people of color, it will be viewed as a key...
by Matthew Daly – WASHINGTON – Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights...
Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was the son of a police officer and a US Army combat engineer who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday when his life was tragically snuffed out by police in a mall shooting in Alabama. Bradford...
Moments after a Hennepin County jury delivered a triple-guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, the joy and relief expressed over the convictions also echoed in Greater Memphis. The New Tri-State Defender reached out to an...
MINNEAPOLIS -- After the ambulance took George Floyd away, the Minneapolis officer who had pinned his knee on the Black man’s neck defended himself to a bystander by saying Floyd was “a sizable guy” and “probably on something,” according to...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in...
By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video...