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Meet Kristen Welker, the 1st Black Woman to Moderate a Presidential Debate Solo in Almost 30 Years
The first woman to moderate a presidential debate in almost 30 years is nonwhite.
Gov. Ralph Northam Calls for Investigation Into Virginia Military Institute’s ‘Clear and Appalling Culture of Ongoing Structural Racism’
After months of Black current and former students at Virginia Military Institute speaking up about rampant racism at the institution, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered an investigation into the school’s culture.
Breonna Taylor Grand Juror Says Homicide Charges Were Not Presented
An anonymous person on the jury of the Breonna Taylor court case believes that the homicide charges were not presented in the case.
Special News Series: Rising Up for Justice! – Citizen-Led Commission Launches Community-Based Program For Police Reform in Milwaukee
Milwaukee’s 16-person Collaborative Community Commission, which includes members of the Latino, Black, LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities, is working with the Milwaukee Police Department to develop a policy for community policing, an approach that generally involves closer collaboration between law enforcement and the residents they serve.
Glendale Leads California in Publicly Apologizing for Its ‘Sundown Town’ Past
Glendale, California is the third US city to apologize for its history of racial discrimination as a “sundown town.”
How the Charlottesville Rally, the Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Plot, Etc. Underscore the Threat of Far-Right Extremists
A panel of experts warns that Charlottesville was not an isolated or unplanned spontaneous incident, but a harbinger of much organized white supremacist terror to come.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Protesters in Portland Topple Statues of Lincoln and Roosevelt
Protests in Portland have persisted in the months since George Floyd was killed, sparking nationwide demonstrations for racial justice and against police brutality. While much of their focus has been on how Black people have been harmed, the protests have at times highlighted other causes, including societal reforms to address transgender rights, economic disparities and Native Americans.
Black Fashion Insiders On Breaking The System
The fashion industry has a long history of African-American oppressions and suppression. However, influential African-American artists are speaking up.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Police Retaliate Against Cole Family with Violent Attack Sending Mother to Hospital
On night 2 of peaceful protests against the decision not to prosecute the police officer who killed teenager Alvin Cole, police arrested and brutalized Cole’s mother and two sisters — and pulled others from their cars.
Princeton to Name Residential College After Black Alumna
Princeton students staged a sit-in in 2015, demanding that former President Woodrow Wilson’s name be removed from university buildings. On the site of a residential college that for more than 50 years bore the name of Wilson, who oversaw segregation of the federal Civil Service, a new Princeton residential college will be built and named after Mellody Hobson, a prominent Black alumna.
For Love of Country: Black veterans join movement to rid military installations of Confederate names and symbols
When Daniele Anderson was a student at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, she posted flyers around the campus about Black History Month events she was organizing, but they were repeatedly torn down.
What’s the Right Term: POC, BIPOC, or Neither?
What are the correct terms to use when referring to non-white people in the United States? POC, BIPOC? It depends upon who you ask.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – They May Finally Arrest the Cop Responsible for Breonna Taylor’s Death
After reviewing thousands of pages concerning officers’ involvement in the death of Breonna Taylor, a Louisville investigator concluded that the entire debacle was based on a “misleading” affidavit used to obtain the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment, recommending possible criminal charges for the offending officer.
‘I Won’t be Used as a Guinea Pig for White People’
African-American inclusion in Coronavirus medical studies is crucial for racial equality. People of color have suffered the most from Covid-19, but Black people have been more hesitant than other groups to get vaccines due to a long history of abuse by medical experimenters.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Survey Shows Black Voters Are Fired Up to Vote Trump Out
[A]ccording to a new poll from the Black political advocacy group Black Futures Lab, Black Americans say they haven’t been deterred from showing up to the polls, with 81 percent of respondents saying they plan on voting in the general election. Black voters are more motivated to vote Trump out than they are to vote Biden in, plan to vote in-person, and are most concerned about race and discrimination as a national issue, followed by COVID-19 and the economy.
Dane County announces $810,000 funding for Center for Black Excellence and Culture
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Rev. Dr. Alex Gee of Madison, WI, announced an $810,000 line in the 2121 county budget to help organizers acquire land for the Center for Black Excellence and Culture.
Madison’s Black community needs a central place to gather, network with fellow Black professionals, and celebrate culture. The Center will foster a sense of community; celebrate and teach Black Culture; pay tribute to Black history; nurture and develop Black business and community leaders; attract, connect and retain Black talent; and provide space for conversation, connection, and growth.
Minority-owned homes remain undervalued despite laws that forbid using race to evaluate worth
Our new research on home appraisals shows neighborhood racial composition still drives unequal home values, despite laws that forbid real estate professionals from explicitly using race when evaluating a property’s worth.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – There are proven ways to keep protests peaceful. Trump is doing the opposite.
Donald Trump has called on local and state officials to crack down as harshly as possible on BLM protests throughout the nation. Experts say that Trump’s rhetoric and actions inflame tensions and escalate protests further, instead of keeping the peace.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – ‘Kettling’ of demonstrators at protest could end up costing taxpayers millions
An international organization whose work advocating for refugees, political prisoners and victims of violence worldwide said Wednesday the NYPD intentionally and illegally carried out a massive attack on peaceful protesters. The event could end up costing taxpayers big time.
Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – CA to study, consider reparations for Black residents after landmark law passed
California has become the first state to adopt a law that requires a study of how the state could provide reparations to Black residents and the descendants of slaves.