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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Columbus city council approves $10 million settlement with family of Andre Hill

A $10 million settlement between the family of Andre Hill and the city of Columbus, Ohio, was approved in a city council vote on May 17th, formalizing a deal announced a week earlier.

Palestinians gesture and wave Palestinian flags at Israelis in a Jewish community building, during renewed riots in the city of Lod on May 11.

Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own BLM moment

As in the United States, a brutalized minority group, facing systemic racism and discriminatory acts, has taken to the streets. And, as in the United States, the only way out starts with serious soul-searching on the part of the majority.

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The Racial Gap in U.S. Vaccinations Is Shrinking, but Work Remains

This article looks at differences in access to the Covid- 19 vaccine, based on race. There has been progress in accessibility to the vaccine, but there are still people in need.

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The Enemy Within

Over a decade after the FBI first issued its warning, American police departments remain an attractive option for white supremacists seeking work.

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Nearly 160 years ago, George Marshall Clark became Milwaukee’s only lynching victim. Now, a respectful grave marker is planned.

A victim of lynching nearly 160 years ago has finally received recognition, as the only lynched man in Milwaukee receives a grave marker.

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Efforts to Ban White Supremacists From Joining Law Enforcement Face Pushback in Several States. I Wonder Why

The Capital Riot has resulted in multiple state legislatures introducing bills that would prevent members of hate groups from joining law enforcement. What should be a straightforward process has instead faced pushback from lawmakers and law enforcement alike.

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Who Benefits From Watching Black Trauma on Screen?

What will it take for Black girls to exist as children on and off screen, without making them into adults to justify violence against them?

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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother settles with foundation raising funds in son’s name

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones reaches a court agreement to recieve the money that an organization raised without her permission in her sons honor. Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot by white supremacists while taking a jog in February 2020.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – What We Know About the Killing of Andrew Brown Jr. in North Carolina

The killing of a 42-year-old Black man in coastal North Carolina by sheriff’s deputies is being scrutinized by state and federal authorities, and Gov. Roy Cooper has called for a special prosecutor to take over the case from a local district attorney.

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Bones of Black children killed in police bombing used in Ivy League anthropology course

Remains of those killed in 1985 Move bombing in Philadelphia serve as ‘case study’ in Princeton-backed course.

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Why Do Blacks Have a ‘Victim Mentality?’ and Other Questions From an Ohio School’s White History Assignment

A 96% white high school in Waverly, Ohio teaches children “How to be a pro racist”. During this lesson, kids watch a video and are asked to interpret “What do you think motivates many Blacks to make excuses?” among other racist questions.

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Special News Series: Rising Up for Justice! – Floyd verdict gives hope, if only fleeting, to Black America

African-Americans across the United States rejoiced over the results of the Dereck Chauvin, but the reformation of policing is still needed.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Derek Chauvin Verdict Brings a Rare Rebuke of Police Misconduct

A jury deliberated for just over 10 hours before pronouncing Mr. Chauvin guilty on all three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Take a Journey through the Life of Nelson Mandela at the U.S. Debut of Mandela: The Official Exhibition

The Milwaukee Public Museum in partnership with America’s Black Holocaust Museum present “Mandela: The Official Exhibition.” April 23rd through August 1st, 2021

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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On the Long Tradition of the Imitative Performance of Blackness

Ayanna Thompson Considers the History of Minstrelsy, Racial Tropes, and the White Gaze.

“Say Their Names” cemetery in South Minneapolis represents a person killed by law enforcement in this country. Created by two University of Pennsylvania students, it’s a grassroots art installation located just blocks away from the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 12.

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.

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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.