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Today's Date: February 28, 2021
Connie Stacey Wins The Forum’s 2020/21 Pitch for the Purse, $50,000 Prize
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Launches Mobile Billboard to Expose Racial Inequality in the Chancery Court
NASA Celebrates 'Hidden Figure' Mary W. Jackson With Building Naming Ceremony
Vaquero Private Wealth Increases Its Dallas Presence With the Addition of The Maynard Group
CGTN: Classics quoted by Xi Jinping: How to strive for excellence in life?
Casting Workbook Español Launched as Part of New Global Expansion Effort to Support Spanish Talent Worldwide
Assisting Hands Arlington Heights Receives an "Assisting Hand" from SCORE
Western Union Foundation Supports Career & Leadership Pathways for Migrant and Refugee Youth
Trust the Leader in Online School: Insight School of Kansas Accepting Enrollments for 2021-2022 School Year
BlackNorth Initiative's Dahabo Ahmed-Omer Earns Inaugural Business Changemakers Award From the Globe and Mail’s Report on
Cloud Girls Extends Nomination Deadline for Sixth Annual 'Women to Watch' Awards
Lies Travel Faster Than Truth in New Peaky Blinders Card Game from Steamforged Games
Make-A-Wish Recognizes Rare Disease Day with Oscar's Wish
New Study Reveals Baby Boomers Turning to International E-Commerce, but With Different Expectations Than Younger Consumers
Canada, British Columbia and Tlowitsis Nation Advance to Final Stage of Treaty Negotiations
Statement - Ministers of Veterans Affairs and National Defence mark 30th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War
Vice President Kamala Harris Calls NASA Astronaut Victor Glover
Study: Staffing Industry Sees Gender Parity but Wide Pay Gap Still Persists
BANDIER Now Available on Amazon
ChenMed Commits $100,000 to Address Issues Affecting Communities of Color
TRAGIC DEATH IN HARLEM
A 61-year-old mother of five with 12 grandchildren who was married for 36 years was watching local residents in Harlem play dominoes when gunshots rang out and killed her. ...
Fed Report Blasts "Heavy-Handed" Puerto-Rico Police
Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings that the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) has engaged in a pattern and practice of misconduct that violates the Constitution and federal law. The investigation, launched in July 2008, was conducted in accordance with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. ...
Latinos Become Majority In Federal Prisons
A new report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission reveals, for the first time, Latinos make up more than half of all federal felony offenders sentenced so far this year. The report shows that Latinos comprised 50.3 percent of all federal felony offenders sentenced in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011. Felony immigration crimes accounted for most of the increase. Hispanics outnumber all other ethnic groups ...
MT Senators Seek Congressional Gold Medal For Cobell
Montana Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus today introduced legislation to award Montana's Elouise Cobell the Congressional Gold Medal. Cobell, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation, is being recognized for â€˜her outstanding and enduring contributions to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and the Nation through her tireless pursuit of justice.' ...
Black Contractors To Protest Mississippi Bridge Project
Work on the new $700 million Mississippi River Bridge north of downtown St. Louis could come to a halt next week. East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks and the Metro-East Black Contractors Organization announced their plans ...
Minorities Targeted By War On Terrorism
An investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting into the counter-terrorism program at the Mall of America near Minneapolis, found that it often ensnares seemingly innocent people with the FBI and other law enforcement organizations. Ever since 9/11, the nationâ€™s leaders have warned that government agencies canâ€™t protect ...
BLACK KILLER'S DEATH DATE UPROAR
Georgia is scheduling the execution later this month of an inmate who has won worldwide support for his claims of innocence in the 1989 slaying of a Savannah police officer, his attorney said Tuesday. A Chatham County judge signed the death warrant for Troy Davis yesterday, marking the fourth time since 2007 ...
White Supremacist Sentenced For Hate Crime
In January 2010, Zachary Beck and two other white supremacists attacked a black man in downtown Vancouver, Wash., yelling, "White Power!" "You're dead!" and racist slurs. In U.S. District court, Beck was sentenced to 51 months in prison. According to court documents, Beck and his co-conspirators, Kory Boyd and Lawrence Silk, attacked a Black man in a Vancouver sports bar on Jan. 7, 2010, because of the manâ€™s race. ...
Racial Disparities Found In Military Death Penalty Cases
A study by a group of law and statistics professors found that minorities in the military were twice as likely to be sentenced to death than their white counterparts. Professor David Baldus of the University of Iowa College of Law and associate professor Catherine Grosso of the Michigan State University College of Law, the study's lead authors, ...
Judge Reviewing Black Farmer Settlement
U.S. Federal District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington is reviewing the $1.25 billion settlement in a class action stemming from allegations the government discriminated against black farmers in loan processing. Friedman met for about eight hours with the plaintiffs' team, government lawyers and farmers, some of whom traveled ...
Confederate Flags Banned In VA City
The city council in Lexington, Va., just voted to prohibit flying the Confederate flag on city-owned poles. The decision sparked anger among some Lexington residents, who see the Confederacy as a link to the town's past. After a 2 1/2-hour public hearing, the Lexington City Council voted 4-1 to allow only U.S., Virginia and city flags to be flown. ...
Rally Tonight Against Alabama Immigration Law
Opponents of Alabama's law on illegal immigration are holding a rally tonight in Birmingham. The demonstration was originally timed to coincide with the law taking effect Earlier this week a federal judge temporarily blocked the law from going into effect, saying she needed more time to consider lawsuits filed by critics who believe the law is unconstitutional. ...
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