California Driver Charged After Striking Two Protesters, Police Say

The woman was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on Saturday, the authorities said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #caravan-for-justice, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hit-and-run-drivers, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-county-calif, #tatiana-turner, #yorba-linda-calif

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Church That Hosted Emmett Till’s Funeral Is Designated ‘Endangered’

Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Chicago, where thousands paid their respects to the murdered teenager in 1955, was placed on a new list of endangered historic places in the United States.

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #funerals-and-memorials, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #mississippi, #mobley-mamie, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-trust-for-historic-preservation, #till-emmett-louis

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How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed

When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd’s killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #black-visions-collective, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-councils, #constitutional-amendments, #frey-jacob-1981, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #noor-miski, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

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Delay of Philip Guston Retrospective Divides the Art World

“Philip Guston Now” has become Philip Guston in 2024, after four museums postponed an artist’s show that includes Klan imagery.

#art, #black-people, #guston-philip, #ku-klux-klan, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #national-gallery-of-art, #race-and-ethnicity, #tate-modern, #whites

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Michael Jordan’s Big Play in NASCAR Could Help Diversify Its Fan Base

A self-described fan of the sport, Jordan will form a team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, possibly helping to draw African-American interest in a largely white sport.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #hamlin-denny, #jordan-michael, #lester-bill-1961, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #wallace-darrell-jr

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Can We Take the Schooling Out of Home Schooling?

The “unschooling” movement might help us deal with the problems posed by remote learning.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #home-schooling, #parenting

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Breonna Taylor and Perpetual Black Trauma

The system erased her as if she never existed.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #united-states

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Black Women Wanting Wigs Face Shortage

Supply-chain problems have interrupted Black women’s efforts to stockpile during the pandemic.

#black-people, #e-commerce, #hair, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wigs, #women-and-girls

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And the Emmy Goes to … My Therapist

As he accepted the award for outstanding writing, Cord Jefferson thanked his therapist, and he wasn’t kidding.

#black-people, #emmy-awards, #jefferson-cord, #mental-health-and-disorders, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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What Will It Take to Vote in Milwaukee?

The coronavirus has added strain to Wisconsin voters already facing challenges to ballot access.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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On the Ground in Louisville

Unrest has again rocked the city after a grand jury in Kentucky declined to bring charges against the two officers who shot Breonna Taylor.

#attacks-on-police, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #callimachi-rukmini-maria-1973, #louisville-ky, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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It Hurts to Keep Hoping for Justice

No police officer will have to answer for Breonna Taylor’s death. This never gets easier.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #cameron-daniel-j-1985, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #louisville-ky, #lynching, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-states-us

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This Is the Casual Racism That I Face at My Elite High School

Amazingly, the school did something to fix it.

#black-people, #manhattan-nyc, #private-and-sectarian-schools

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Biden Gives Cautious Answers on Breonna Taylor and the Supreme Court

Asked by reporters about two issues of deep importance to Democrats, the party’s nominee was circumspect. The Biden campaign later released a fuller statement about Ms. Taylor.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Five Things Biden and His Allies Should Be Worried About

Interestingly, the suburban vote may not be one of them.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #segregation-and-desegregation, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites, #wisconsin

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Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows

A report shows Black neighborhoods have been more heavily patrolled, but police officials have said that enforcement is mostly driven by 911 and 311 calls, not racial bias.

#black-people, #bloomberg-michael-r, #bratton-william-j, #city-council-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Breonna Taylor’s Death: What To Know

Fury over the killing of Ms. Taylor by the police has fueled tense demonstrations in Louisville, Ky., and elsewhere. A decision on whether to charge the officers involved may come soon.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #louisville-ky, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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I’m an Asian TV Writer. Should I Take on Projects With Black Leads?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on identity in Hollywood writers’ rooms — and more.

#black-people, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #richmond-va, #writing-and-writers

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The Hosts of ‘Back Issue’ Want to Throw It Back

Tracy Clayton and Josh Gwynn use their encyclopedic memory of pop culture moments as a balm in trying times.

#back-issue-radio-program, #black-people, #clayton-tracy, #gwynn-josh, #podcasts

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Samuel Jackson Traces the History of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

A docuseries on slavery through the lens of sunken slave ships that never reached their destination — ships that became mass graves of kidnapped Africans.

#africa, #black-people, #documentary-films-and-programs, #enslaved-tv-program, #gabon, #jackson-samuel-l, #race-and-ethnicity, #richardson-jackson-latanya, #slavery-historical, #united-states

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Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?

Campaign volunteers go door to door to rouse voters on Election Day. Now some stay outside polling places, asking voters to text friends to join in.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #democratic-party, #europe, #fraternities-and-sororities, #moveon-org, #oberlin-college, #ohio, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #sanders-bernard, #text-messaging, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Victim in 1963 Alabama Church Bombing Seeks State Restitution

Sarah Collins Rudolph lost her right eye at age 12 when a bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Church and killed four Black girls, including her sister.

#16th-street-baptist-church-birmingham-ala, #alabama, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #compensatory-damages, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #ivey-kay, #ku-klux-klan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #rudolph-sarah-collins

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Four Louisiana Officers Charged in Death of Black Man With Mental Illness

Prosecutors said a coroner had determined that Tommie McGlothen’s death in Shreveport in April was preventable because the officers should have known he needed medical treatment.

#black-people, #johnson-dmarea, #leclare-james, #mccarter-treona, #mcglothen-tommie-dale-jr, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-shreveport-la, #ross-brian, #shreveport-la

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‘The Time Has Come.’ Barbados Casts Off the Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow

The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries.

#barbados, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #caribbean-area, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #jamaica-west-indies, #london-england, #reparations, #royal-families, #slavery-historical

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New York Film Festival Gives New Life to ‘The Spook Who Sat by the Door’

“The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” a 1973 parable about institutional racism, was pulled from theaters after only a few weeks. The New York Film Festival is giving new life to the cult film.

#black-people, #greenlee-sam-1930-2014, #ivan-dixon, #movies, #new-york-film-festival

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Can Digital Mortgage Platforms Reduce Discrimination in Lending?

Early indications are promising. But automated systems provide rich opportunities to perpetuate bias.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #better-com, #black-people, #discrimination, #fair-isaac-corporation, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #income-inequality, #mortgages, #national-fair-housing-alliance, #personal-finances, #quicken-loans-inc, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zestfinance

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The Nigerian-British Writer Putting Black Joy on Stage and Screen

“There’s so much more that comes with being Black apart from dealing with racism,” says Theresa Ikoko, a Londoner whose movie “Rocks” opened this week.

#black-people, #great-britain, #ikoko-theresa, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #rocks-movie, #theater, #writing-and-writers

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A Black Fan Club Sought to Diversify N.H.L. Stands. Now They’re Aiming at Its C-Suites.

Black Girl Hockey Club started as a group formed to help Black women feel more comfortable attending games, but has gotten the ear of executives who want to make the sport more inclusive.

#black-girl-hockey-club, #black-people, #carolina-hurricanes, #davis-kimberly-sports-executive, #discrimination, #hess-renee, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #women-and-girls

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‘Antebellum’ and the Horrors of History That Persist Today

Janelle Monáe and her directors tackled slavery’s terrible legacy. But re-enacting scenes of bondage demanded reserves of strength.

#antebellum-movie, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bush-gerard-film-director, #monae-janelle, #movies, #race-and-ethnicity, #renz-christopher

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Claudia Rankine on the Ways Race Haunts Her Imagination, and America’s

In her new book, “Just Us,” the poet and essayist repeatedly asks how race is understood and manifested in American culture.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #just-us-an-american-conversation-book, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #rankine-claudia

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Jacob Lawrence, Peering Through History’s Cracks

“American Struggle” at the Met shows an artist searching out bits of the nation’s history that have been edged out, and making visible the fight for racial equality.

#art, #black-people, #caravaggio, #lawrence-jacob, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #united-states

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Inside One N.F.L. Team’s Attempt to Turn Protest Into Action

The Falcons, who play in the home city of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., are making voting rights a priority this season.

#allen-ricardo-1991, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-falcons, #black-people, #blank-arthur-1942, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-football-league, #ryan-matt-1985, #voting-and-voters

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Stanley Crouch, Critic Who Saw American Democracy in Jazz, Dies at 74

A prolific author, essayist, columnist and social critic, he challenged conventional thinking on race and avant-garde music.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #jazz, #stanley-crouch, #writing-and-writers

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Maya Moore of W.N.B.A. Weds Jonathan Irons, Inmate She Helped Free

Ms. Moore took a break from basketball to help free Jonathan Irons. His conviction on burglary and assault charges was overturned in March.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #irons-jonathan-1981, #marriages, #moore-maya, #university-of-connecticut, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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How the Black Vote Became a Political Monolith

Why do a vast majority of Black Americans, despite our diverse politics, vote the same? Because our rights are always on the ballot.

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #segregation-and-desegregation, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Chris Rock Tried to Warn Us

In a candid interview, the comic discusses America’s summer of strife, Trump, blackface and his dramatic turn in the new season of “Fargo.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chris-rock-tamborine-tv-program, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #fargo-tv-program, #fx-tv-network, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rock-chris, #television

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What Happened Inside Ed Buck’s Apartment?

Two men died of meth overdoses at the home of a West Hollywood political donor. Dark conspiracy theories abounded— but the truth is even darker

#black-people, #democratic-party, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #methamphetamines, #philanthropy

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Cook’s Country Gets a New Editor, Toni Tipton-Martin

Her appointment at the America’s Test Kitchen magazine comes as the food media addresses racial inequality.

#americas-test-kitchen-llc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #cooks-country-magazine, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #magazines, #the-jemima-code-two-centuries-of-african-american-cookbooks-book, #tipton-martin-toni

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Taylor Rooks Gets the N.B.A. Interviews That Go Viral

Rooks, a host at Bleacher Report, said being a Black woman in sports journalism has its challenges, but her approach — capturing players’ full humanity — gives her an edge.

#ball-lonzo-1997, #basketball, #black-people, #bleacher-report-inc, #national-basketball-assn, #news-and-news-media, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rooks-taylor, #television, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #vanvleet-fred-1994, #women-and-girls

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A Civil War Political Movement Reawakens — Complete With Capes

In 1860, the Wide Awakes mobilized against slavery and for Abraham Lincoln. A new collective is tapping into their spirit today.

#black-people, #black-thought-1971, #brathwaite-fred-fab-5-freddy, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #historical-re-enactments, #race-and-ethnicity, #roots-the-music-group

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Breonna Taylor’s Family Receives $12 Million Settlement From Louisville

In the aftermath of the botched police raid in which Ms. Taylor was killed, the city also agreed to institute changes in policing.

#black-people, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #louisville-ky, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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Diversity Push Barely Budges Corporate Boards to 12.5%, Survey Finds

Despite pledges to nominate more members of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, companies have made little progress over the last five years.

#black-people, #boards-of-directors, #california, #hiring-and-promotion, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #pizarro-pedro-j, #race-and-ethnicity, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #west-tony-1965, #whites

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Officer in Texas Is Indicted in 2019 Fatal Shooting of Pamela Turner

Officer Juan Delacruz has been charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the deadly encounter.

#black-people, #crump-benjamin-l, #floyd-george-d-2020, #harris-county-tex, #stun-guns, #texas, #texas-rangers, #turner-pamela

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This ‘Lovecraft Country’ Actor Is Happy in Her Own Skin

Wunmi Mosaku, who plays Ruby in the HBO horror thriller, discusses Sunday’s extraordinary episode: “The worst thing was the shape-shifting.”

#black-people, #home-box-office, #lovecraft-country-tv-program, #mosaku-wunmi, #television

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Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Is Fired Over Beating of Black Man

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was terminated for “excessive use of force” after a video showing him pinning and punching Roderick Walker, 26, was circulated widely on social media.

#assaults, #black-people, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #clayton-county-ga, #georgia, #hill-victor-1965, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walker-roderick

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N.F.L. Kicks Off Season With Nods to Unrest and Focus on Anthem

Several teams stayed in the locker room for the pregame playing of the national anthem, while some players knelt during it or wore decals and shirts against hate and racism.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #football, #kaepernick-colin, #national-football-league, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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50 Years Ago, They Did Something Rare in Gospel: Tied Music to Protest

The Voices of East Harlem went from community stages to the Isle of Wight Festival, blending the soul-cleansing power of Christian songs with R&B, funk and rock on “Right On Be Free.”

#black-people, #brandt-jerry-music-producer, #cole-bernice-singer, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-harlem-federation-youth-assn, #elektra-records, #gospel-music, #griffin-anna-singer, #griffin-chuck-1928-2013, #right-on-be-free-album, #voices-of-east-harlem-music-group

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A Global Health Star Under Fire

Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide.

#africa, #black-people, #bullies, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hiring-and-promotion, #mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #stop-tb-partnership, #tuberculosis, #united-nations, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Trump Has Changed the Face America Presents to the World

The people who now represent the United States, interacting with visiting foreign leaders in Washington and at the highest levels abroad, are overwhelmingly white and male.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #bush-george-w, #defense-department, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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