Policing and the New York Mayoral Race

As voters head to the polls, we talk to two Democrats about an election that is testing the city’s values.

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George Clooney’s New Cause: A Public High School in Los Angeles

The actor and other stars will start a school to train teenagers for jobs in Hollywood, the latest in a series of entertainment industry donations to city schools.

#black-people, #careers-and-professions, #clooney-george, #creative-artists-agency, #darling-hammond-linda, #education-k-12, #kaling-mindy, #longoria-eva, #los-angeles-calif, #magnet-schools, #nicole-avant, #philanthropy, #washington-kerry

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Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Lynch 2 Members of Congress

Kenneth R. Hubert, of Marionville, Mo., had threatened Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and Steve Cohen in 2019, prosecutors said.

#black-people, #cleaver-emanuel-ii, #cohen-stephen-i, #decisions-and-verdicts, #hubert-kenneth-r, #jews-and-judaism, #missouri, #plea-bargaining, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Emory Apologizes to Medical School Applicant Rejected Because He Was Black

In 1959, Marion Hood received a letter that said, “I am sorry I must write you that we are not authorized to consider for admission a member of the Negro race.”

#apologies, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #emory-university, #hood-marion-1938, #medical-schools

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Juneteenth Reminds Us Just How Far We Have to Go

Abolishing slavery was only one step on a winding journey.

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #juneteenth, #law-and-legislation, #lincoln-abraham, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #thirteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states

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Encounters With Ghosts on Georgia’s Golden Isles

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to outrun the ghosts of the South,” writes the author, whose African American grandparents were born in Georgia. A road trip reveals both the weight of the past and hope for the future.

#abrams-stacey-y, #black-people, #discrimination, #georgia, #slavery-historical, #st-simons-island-ga, #travel-and-vacations

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Simone Manuel Falters in the Olympic Swimming Race That Made Her

After failing to qualify for the 100-meter freestyle in Tokyo, she has one last chance to make the U.S. team. It’s a stunning setback for a star of the Rio Olympics who spoke of mental and physical fatigue.

#black-people, #manuel-simone-1996, #oleksiak-penny-2000, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #omaha-neb, #swimming, #tokyo-japan

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What Walmart Doesn’t Get About Juneteenth

Emancipation from slavery has been celebrated on different days in different places.

#black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #slavery-historical

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Juneteenth Is a Federal Holiday Now. Can It Still Be Black?

Juneteenth is now a national holiday. But is it for everyone?

#barbecue, #black-people, #emancipation-proclamation-1863, #juneteenth, #knowles-beyonce, #louisiana, #picnics, #slavery-historical, #texas

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Juneteenth: 7 Events for Celebrating the Holiday in New York

On Saturday, many of the city’s cultural venues are holding performances and parties to mark the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

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Biden Signs Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The law went into effect immediately, making Friday the first federal Juneteenth holiday in American history.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Could the U.S. Have Saved More Lives? 5 Alternate Scenarios for the Vaccine Rollout

About 100,000 people have died of Covid in the United States since February, after vaccine distribution was well underway.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Transformation of Ralph Northam

How the Virginia governor who was embroiled in a blackface scandal became the most racially progressive leader in the state’s history.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #governors-us, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #virginia

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Major Moments From the Final Democratic Mayoral Debate

As the June 22 primary approaches, Democratic candidates sparred over matters of public safety, schooling and homelessness.

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Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s Truth Teller

In her opinions, Justice Sotomayor explains how Supreme Court cases are part of a larger unfolding story of where the country finds itself. 

#black-people, #breyer-stephen-g, #capital-punishment, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #congressional-black-caucus, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #kagan-elena, #mandatory-sentencing, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

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5 takeaways from the final Democratic debate for New York mayor.

Most candidates avoided attacking Eric Adams, the presumed front-runner, while mental illness and affordable housing dominated the policy discussion.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #homeless-persons, #mcguire-raymond-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Juneteenth Poll: Most Americans Know Little or Nothing About Holiday

Academics believe that increases in the number of Americans familiar with the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., may be a result of last summer’s protests against racism.

#black-people, #gallup-poll, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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The World’s Dictators Exploit America’s Racism

They are not completely wrong.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #race-and-ethnicity, #russia, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Driver Who Plowed Into Protesters in Minneapolis Is Charged With Murder

Nicholas Kraus of St. Paul, Minn., was drunk at the time of the crash, the authorities said. Deona Marie Erickson, 31, a social justice advocate, was killed in the episode.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #erickson-deona-marie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kraus-nicholas, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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5 Police Officers Are Fired After a Man in Custody Hangs Himself

Three of the officers in Savannah, Ga., mocked the death of William Harvey in a group text message exchange, in which an inappropriate GIF was shared, officials said.

#black-people, #cameras, #crime-and-criminals, #curtis-david, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hewett-christopher, #kerr-michael, #leuschner-silver, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-savannah-ga, #savannah-ga, #text-messaging, #tremblay-erica, #william-harvey

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My Father Vanished When I Was 7. The Mystery Made Me Who I Am.

My dad was a riddle to me, even more so after he disappeared. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.

#black-people, #ships-and-shipping

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Battle for Black Voters in N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Centers on Policing

As New York’s Democratic primary nears, Black voters appear torn between Eric Adams and Maya Wiley and their divergent views on balancing public safety and civil rights.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #race-and-ethnicity, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Casting Criticism

Since the film’s release last week, there have been complaints about the lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latino actors in prominent roles.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #chu-jon-m-1979, #hbo-max, #hispanic-americans, #in-the-heights-movie, #miranda-lin-manuel, #movies, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Diversity in the Music Industry

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

#annenberg-inclusion-initiative, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #universal-music-group, #university-of-southern-california, #women-and-girls

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On ‘Dave,’ Lil Dicky Faces the Music

Season 2 of the hip-hop comedy bolsters its raunchy humor with a sharp take on white privilege in a Black art form.

#black-people, #burd-david-lil-dicky-1988, #dave-tv-program, #fxx-tv-network, #gata-rapper, #ko-christine-actor, #race-and-ethnicity, #rap-and-hip-hop, #television, #whites

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What Does It Mean to Be Crowned ‘Miss Juneteenth’?

For contestants, it’s a pageant, yes, but also a place to celebrate Black sisterhood and promote a deeper understanding of a complex holiday.

#beauty-contests, #black-history-continued-2021, #black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #lee-opal-1926, #peoples-channing-godfrey

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Karla Burns, Who Broke a ‘British Tonys’ Color Barrier, Dies at 66

Her Olivier Award was for her signature role as Queenie in “Show Boat,” a part that once earned a Tony nomination. She later lost her voice in surgery and fought to regain it.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-people, #burns-karla-1954-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #mcdaniel-hattie, #theater, #tony-awards-theater-awards

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In the Manhattan D.A. Race, Arguing for a Fresh Point of View

Of the eight Democrats running for the post now occupied by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., three have no background as a prosecutor.

#aboushi-tahanie, #art, #basquiat-jean-michel, #black-people, #elections-district-attorneys, #new-york-city, #orlins-eliza, #quart-dan

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My Search for My Father. And for Myself.

My dad was a mystery to me, made even more so after he vanished when I was 7 years old. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.

#black-people, #ships-and-shipping

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Five Takeaways About Amazon’s Employment Machine

Outsiders see a business success story for the ages. Many insiders see an employment system under strain.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #productivity, #wages-and-salaries

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Why the World Needs More Black Accountants

The field of accounting is overwhelmingly white. Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello, a forensic accountant, wants to change that.

#accounting-and-accountants, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #new-york-state, #united-states, #zimbabwe

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Black Virginians Took Ralph Northam Back. Neither Has Forgotten.

Virginia’s governor survived a blackface scandal with the help of Black Democrats, who saw a chance for policy concessions. Both got more from the relationship than they could have imagined.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #northam-ralph-s, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #whites

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Thousands Rally in Brooklyn to Protest ‘State of Emergency’ for Trans Youth

The Brooklyn Liberation march took place amid a wave of legislation targeting transgender children and violence that disproportionately affects Black trans women. “We are here to claim space,” one speaker said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Alton Sterling’s Family Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement, Lawyers Say

The settlement came nearly five years after Mr. Sterling, a Black father of five, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, La.

#baton-rouge-la, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #lake-howie-j-ii, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #salamoni-blane-m-1987, #sterling-alton-b-1979-2016, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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From The Sunday Read Archives: ‘My Mustache, My Self’

How one writer’s facial hair experiment in quarantine led to a deep consideration of his Blackness.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #morris-wesley-1975, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people

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Mudcat Grant, American League’s First Black 20-Game Winner, Dies at 85

After 14 major league seasons, he wrote a book about Black pitchers and sang in nightclubs. “I made way more money in music than I did in baseball,” he said.

#american-league, #baseball, #black-people, #cleveland-indians, #deaths-obituaries, #grant-mudcat-1935-2021, #minnesota-twins, #race-and-ethnicity

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Tom Hanks and the History We Need to Learn

Reacting to an essay by Mr. Hanks, readers discuss the Tulsa race massacre and other parts of our history, both shameful and inspiring, that are often not taught.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #hanks-tom, #history-academic-subject, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Board Approves Removal of ‘Negro’ From 16 Place Names in Texas

An Interior Department committee’s decision to allow the renaming of the sites comes nearly 30 years after Texas lawmakers first voted to change the names.

#black-people, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #names-geographical, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #united-states-board-on-geographic-names

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Martha White, 99, Dies; Before Rosa Parks, She Sparked a Bus Boycott

The 1953 protest in Baton Rouge, triggered by her ejection from a bus for sitting in a “whites only” section, became a template for Martin Luther King.

#baton-rouge-la, #black-people, #boycotts, #buses, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #white-martha-1922-2021

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Two Black Students Won School Honors. Then Came the Calls for a Recount.

After two white families claimed a grade calculation error, a Mississippi school added their children as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian, reviving questions about race and equity.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #cleveland-miss, #education-k-12, #grading-of-students, #mississippi, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #race-and-ethnicity

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Racist Mural Puts Tate Galleries in a Bind

Problematic sections of a work painted on Tate Britain’s walls have caught museum officials between the demands of activists and the policies of the British government.

#art, #black-people, #himid-lubaina, #murals, #museums, #tate-britain, #tate-modern, #whistler-rex, #white-pube-the

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How Jodie Turner-Smith Is Reshaping Anne Boleyn’s Story

Jodie Turner-Smith portrays the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII in a new mini-series. The show has stirred debate in Britain, which is sort of the point.

#5tv-channel-5, #actors-and-actresses, #anne-boleyn-tv-program, #black-people, #boleyn-anne, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #henry-viii-king-of-england, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #television, #turner-smith-jodie

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Bobby Rush Lived the Blues. Six Decades On, He’s Still Playing Them.

On the heels of winning his second Grammy, and on the verge of publishing a memoir, the singer, guitarist and harmonica player is enjoying a long-delayed moment of recognition.

#black-people, #blues-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #i-aint-studdinya-my-american-blues-story-book, #rush-bobby-musician

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Voter Suppression Must Be the Central Issue

People of color have been pivotal in some recent elections. Republicans are determined to stop that.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965, #whites

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Search for Victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre Has Uncovered 27 Coffins

There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #oaklawn-cemetery, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Despite Ample Shots and Incentives, Vaccine Rates Lag Far Behind in the South

Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have the lowest vaccination rates in the country, increasing the risk of virus surges there.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #johnsonjohnson, #rural-areas, #talladega-superspeedway, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Tenement Museum Makes Room for Black History

Reopening after a tumultuous year, this Lower East Side institution is addressing the omissions and erasures in the neighborhood’s history — and its own.

#black-people, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #lower-east-side-tenement-museum, #museums, #new-york-city, #obrien-lauren-researcher, #polland-annie, #race-and-ethnicity

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On a Kentucky Riverbank, a Path to Remembrance

Hannah Drake’s Un(Known) Project in Louisville is both a memorial to enslaved people whose stories will never be uncovered, and a challenge to unearth narratives hidden in attics and archives.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #hannah-drake, #louisville-ky, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #slavery-historical, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #underground-railroad-19th-century

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Black-Owned Vintage Clothing Stores Surge

Often ignored in conversation about the booming resale industry is a long history of clothing thrifted by necessity, because of racism.

#black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business

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N.B.A. Fans Wanted a Show. They’re Also Getting a Reckoning.

The entertainment of the playoffs has been coupled with a pressing message from players that fans have disrespected them for too long.

#assaults, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #discrimination, #durant-kevin, #fans-persons, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #irving-kyrie, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #stadiums-and-arenas, #thomas-isaiah-1989

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