As he prepares for work each morning, Tighe O’Meara, the police chief in Ashland, Oregon, tunes in to coverage of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer charged in the killing of George Floyd last year.
O’Meara doesn’t watch to decide whether he thinks Chauvin is guilty; he sees Chauvin’s culpability as “an open-and-shut case.”
He watches for signs of hope... Read more
“We’re asking for people to understand the pain, the violence, the brutality, the chattel-ness of what we went through,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said.
A House committee on Wednesday advanced an effort to create a commission that could consider how to provide Black Americans with reparations for slavery.
The bill is commonly known as H.R. 40 and was first introduced in 1989... Read more
Despite GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s attempts to block the measures, Maryland has become the first U.S. state to repeal its Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights.
Maryland on Saturday became the first state in the nation to repeal its powerful Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights after the state’s Democratic-majority legislature overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three historic police accountability bills.
Hogan... Read more
Jones, who is currently the city treasurer, said: ‘we’ve begun breaking down the historic racial barriers’ in the city
Tishaura Jones has been elected as the next mayor of St Louis, Missouri, making history as the first Black woman to hold the city’s top position.
“This campaign can unequivocally say that we’ve begun breaking down the historic racial barriers and the racial divides... Read more
He’s carrying on the legacy!
Master P’s son Hercy Miller just committed to playing basketball at HBCU Tennessee State University, the Tennessean reports.
A senior at Minnehaha Academy, the 6-foot-3 guard has been ringing bells since he stepped on the court. His father, hip hop mogul and entrepreneur, Percy “Master P” Miller played with the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors in the preseason during... Read more