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Ida B. Wells: Crash Course Black American History #20

In this video, we’ll learn about the life story of journalist, orator, teacher, suffragette, and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Ida B. Wells made her name writing and speaking and working to improve the lives of Black Americans. She wrote for a number of outlets, and covered a wide array of issues.

Wisconsinites plan to sue “every school board” that ignores CDC’s COVID advice

Brewery’s Super PAC fed up with “anti-science’ school boards, helps parents sue. A Wisconsin brewery that says it’s fed up with “anti-science,” “Tucker Carlson-watching zombies” is funding a series of lawsuits against school boards that do not follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on COVID-19. So far, the Minocqua Brewing Company’s Super PAC has helpedContinue reading “Wisconsinites plan to sue “every school board” that ignores CDC’s COVID advice”

Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was accused Tuesday (Oct 12) of “crimes against humanity” at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the destruction of the Amazon, the first case seeking to explicitly link deforestation to loss of life. Planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from burning and industrial-scale agriculture in the Amazon are higherContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC”

Frederick Douglass: Crash Course Black American History #17

Clint Smith teaches you about one of the most famous writers, orators, and advocates of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born in slavery, escaped to the North, and became one of the most influential people of his time. Douglass wrote about the experience of slavery in a way that captured the attention ofContinue reading “Frederick Douglass: Crash Course Black American History #17”

A mom takes action after her 5-year-old was put in a chokehold at school

“Nobody thought it was heinous that a child was in a chokehold. No one had any empathy,” Virginia mother Pamela Ononiwu said. Pamela Ononiwu said she couldn’t believe her eyes when she went to Fairview Elementary School in Fairfax Station, Virginia, to pick up her 5-year-old son for a dentist appointment on Oct. 3, 2018.Continue reading “A mom takes action after her 5-year-old was put in a chokehold at school”

The Dred Scott Decision: Crash Course Black American History #16

In this video, we’ll learn about the US Supreme Court decision in Scott vs Sanford, handed down in 1857. The case ultimately rejected the idea that Black people could be citizens of the United States, and this helped entrench the institution of slavery, denied a host of rights to a huge number of people (bothContinue reading “The Dred Scott Decision: Crash Course Black American History #16”

Man says he was mistaken for accused killer of Nassau County deputy & beaten by officers

A man says Nassau County sheriff’s deputies and Jacksonville sheriff’s officers kicked and broke his ribs and released a K-9 on him, thinking he might have been involved in the deadly shooting of Nassau County Deputy Joshua Moyers. Nassau County deputies acknowledge a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K-9 did attack Matthew Thompson. JSO told News4Jax it isContinue reading “Man says he was mistaken for accused killer of Nassau County deputy & beaten by officers”

Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree

Decarceration advocates urge lawmakers to consider sentencing reform instead as prisons have seen high rates of Covid outbreaks The southern US state of Alabama, which has the highest death rate from Covid-19 in America, is planning to use Covid relief funds to help construct three large prisons and renovate several others. State lawmakers began a specialContinue reading “Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree”

Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules

Department of Homeland Security agencies argued that disclosing information on their social media surveillance policies will help criminals circumvent the law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection cannot withhold information on its rules for authorizing agents to use fake identities and nongovernment accounts to spy on social media users, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Government lawyersContinue reading “Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules”

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