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Milwaukee helping shape a national conversation on racism as a public health crisis
Inequality can be deadly.
Milwaukee was among the first counties to reveal how deadly when the coronavirus pandemic struck just over a year ago. By tracking and publicly sharing demographic data, officials here quickly recognized what soon became a troubling national trend: COVID-19 was devastating Black and Latino communities. Milwaukee County was one of the very first in the country to explicitly track this data based on race.The data has helped determine where resources would be directed, including when it came to testing and vaccinations.
US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals
A data breach revealed that US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund. Rittenhouse stands accused of murdering two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – What to Know About the Death of Daunte Wright
A police officer fatally shot Mr. Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn., about 10 miles from where Derek Chauvin is on trial in the killing of George Floyd.
After Another Police Shooting, Biden Urges Calm. Activists Want Answers.
President BIden had promised during his campaign trail to tackle policing in his first 100 days. With the killing of Daunte Wright, the issue has come to the forefront.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Opinion: I want to believe justice is possible in Derek Chauvin’s trial.
After hearing such clinical, heartbreaking, infuriating detail about George Floyd’s final agonies, I want to believe justice is possible in the Derek Chauvin trial. I want to believe the jurors heard what I heard and felt what I feel.
LA County Works to Return Manhattan Beach Property to Descendants of Black Couple White Supremacy Stole it From
LA County discusses returning land to descendants of African Americans who had it stolen from them due to racism.
‘We’re not given the option to get vaccinated’: Advocates work to narrow racial and ethnic disparities in Wisconsin
Some of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable populations struggle to access COVID-19 vaccines, and volunteers and community groups are trying to erase barriers.
‘Raise my taxes – now!’: the millionaires who want to give it all away
Abigail Disney has parted with $72m – and thinks the rich need to pay far more. As COVID widens the inequality gap an international league of the super-rich are urging governments to take their money as increased taxes.
Slave-Built Infrastructure Continues to Generate Massive Wealth for State Economies
American cities from Atlanta to New York City still use buildings, roads, ports and rail lines built by enslaved people.
Movement and Space’: Civil Rights Memorial Center releases new community guide to help fight racism in America
Black people are killed on a daily basis, while trying to exercise their right “to be, to move and to occupy space.”
Black Executives Call on Corporations to Fight Restrictive Voting Laws
Companies owner by African-Americans ni Georgia take action against voter restriction legislation in Georgia.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – BLM protest officer-involved shooting at Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Black Lives Matter 757 held a protest Saturday night regarding the recent officer-involved shooting and death of Donovon Lynch at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Forensic pathologist rules Andre Hill’s death was a homicide caused by multiple gunshot wounds
An Ohio coroner’s office ruled this week that Andre Hill, who was fatally shot by a former Columbus police officer, died of multiple gunshot wounds and that his manner of death was homicide.
Georgia G.O.P. Fires Opening Shot in Fight to Limit Voting
Georgia pushes voter restrictions as a desperate and unethical grip for Republican political power.
Chicago Suburb Shapes Reparations for Black Residents: ‘It Is the Start’
Officials in Evanston, Ill., are weighing how to distribute $10 million in reparations to those who suffered housing discrimination.
Maryland college dedicates new memorial in effort to confront legacy of slavery
With the dedication of the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland, one small public liberal arts college will be making a big statement about confronting its association with slavery and encourages other educational institutions to grapple with their own uncomfortable legacies.
California Becomes First State in America to Approve Statewide High School Ethnic Studies Curriculum
California leads the country by implementing ethnic studies education programs in their high schools.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Nashville advocates press for change after two police shootings
The Nashville Organized for Action and Hope’s criminal justice task force held a press conference to address two police shootings in Nashville.
To Help Black Developers, Programs Start With Access to Capital
Many large American banks have given out loans to African-American developers with the hope of increase Black-owned real estate.