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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – US police three times as likely to use force against leftwing protesters

New data from a non-profit that monitors political violence around the world shows Police in the US are far more aggressive with left leaning protesters, regardless if the protests remain peaceful or not.

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154,000 Black Women Left The Workforce In December Alone

Black families, especially mothers, are struggling economically with the CoVid-19 pandemic.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Racial Double Standard of Capitol Police Draws Outcry

Black Lives Matter activists across the country expressed outrage at what they said was a tepid response from law enforcement officers to mostly white protesters, saying it stood in stark contrast to the aggressive tactics they have endured for years.

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White Mobs and Capitol riots are American to the Core

A Black woman and former Republican Sophia A. Nelson reflects on the terrorist attack that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Nelson insightfully analyzes the objectives of the attack and its’ repercussions, dutifully highlighting the fact that the attack is a pristine enactment of White Privilege.

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Justice Department Makes Moves to Undo Certain Civil Rights Protections

Changes to the way organizations who prevent discrimination are funded through the Civil Rights Act is causing some people to worry.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – ‘We’re not stopping’: Community organizers are focusing on local policy changes for 2021

Entering into the new year of 2021 Wisconsin’s community organizers have vowed to keep pushing for meaningful, local change.

“It is unusual for us to provide adequate resources to Black people,” said Nkenge Harmon Johnson, the president and chief executive of the Urban League of Portland.Credit...Tojo Andrianarivo for The New York Times

A Covid-19 Relief Fund Was Only for Black Residents. Then Came the Lawsuits.

Coronavirus has sickened and killed 2-3 times more black people than whites. Black business owners are losing their livelihoods, as stay-at-home orders are put into place. Due to decades of racial segregation, they did not have valuable houses they could tap for capital. So Oregon earmarked $62 million of its $1.4 billion in federal Covid-19 relief money to provide grants to Black residents, business owners and community organizations struggling due to the pandemic. Now the state faces lawsuits from groups who feel left out of this “affirmative action.”

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – In 2020, Protests Spread Across The Globe With A Similar Message: Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement became an international phenomenon in 2020. As protesters took to the streets in cities across the U.S. in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, Minn., so did demonstrators in other countries — all with a similar message: Black lives matter.

Design Your Future” is built on the outreach work of groups like MPS’ Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement, or BLMA. Here participants of BLMA pose after a screening of “Black Panther” in 2018. (Photo provided by MPS)

Contest Allows Students to Pitch Ideas on Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Males

The “Design Your Future” contest seeks to improve the educational outcomes of young Black males in Milwaukee. Individual students or student groups may enter proposals. Once five proposals are selected in January, the ideas will be implemented next school year after being developed over the spring and summer.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Ohio police chief calls for termination of cop who killed Andre Hill

Chief Thomas Quinlan of the Ohio Police Dept. released a video statement on Thursday (Dec. 24) informing viewers that Officer Adam Coy will be charged with critical misconduct and should be terminated.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Body Cam Footage Of Cop Murdering Unarmed Andre Hill Has Been Released; How He Tried To Cover It Up

The body cam footage from the Columbus police officer who murdered Andre’ Hill was released. It shows Hill while he was walking out of a garage with only a cell phone in his hand.

Jenn Ponder and Daniel Hertzberg have been strict with their pandemic quarantine protocol because 5-year-old twins Isaac and Lincoln have asthma, along with their mother. Credit...Jon Henry for The New York Times.

How Black Parents Survived 2020

As this difficult year of racial reckoning and a global pandemic draws to a close, six African American families share how they have coped.

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Pastor Of Black Church Vandalized After Pro-Trump Rally Hopes More Christians Speak Up

Far-Right protestors vandalized an historically Black church in Washington D.C. due to the church supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Indians nickname decision came from ‘awakening’ after George Floyd’s death

The Cleveland Indians are one of the last teams with Native American monikers. After a summer of racial unrest owner Paul Dolan has had an “epiphany” and has decided to finally change the team’s name.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations

There is a widespread surge of interest among many U.S. religious groups in the area of reparations, particularly among long-established Protestant churches that were active in the era of slavery. Many are initiating or considering how to make amends through financial investments and long-term programs benefiting African Americans.

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The Road to Reparations Through Black Genealogy

The road to reparations may start with the use of Alex Trapps-Chabala’s Black geneology database.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Judges Continue To Dismiss Cases Against Black Lives Matter Demonstrators

Many of the first cases to come to resolution following the spring demonstrations sparked by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others are being thrown out as “unconstitutionally vague.”

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, left, senior research fellow and scientific lead for coronavirus vaccines and immunopathogenesis team in the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, talks with President Donald Trump (not pictured) as he tours the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci Appeals to Black Community: ‘The Vaccine That You’re Going to Be Taking Was Developed by an African American Woman’

With skepticism about the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine running high among African Americans, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, wants Black people to know that a Black woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, was heavily involved in developing one of the vaccines that will soon be available to Americans later this month.

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Visible Men: Black Fathers Talk About Losing Sons to Police Brutality

Raising Black men in America is still done by Black father figures inspite of the stereotype of the absent father.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Federal Investigators Join Probe Into Casey Goodson Shooting Death

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it is joining the investigation into the death of 23-year-old Casey Goodson, a Black man who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Columbus, Ohio, on December 4th, 2020.

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Black Firefighters Say Lack of Promotions and Rampant Use of Racial Slurs Embody Culture of Kansas City Fire Department

One of the positives, for lack of a better word, of the renewed focus on systemic racism in America is seeing Black people across the country speaking out about the years of racist treatment they’ve tolerated in their respective fields. A group of Black firefighters in Kansas City, Mo., have spoken out about the years of racial discrimination they’ve endured in the city’s fire department.