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.

Alabama city leader who used n-word in council meeting says he won’t apologize and might run for mayor

A White city leader captured on video using a racial slur toward Black people during a council meeting said he won’t apologize, and might run for mayor. Others are calling for his resignation. Tarrant City Council member Tommy Bryant told news outlets his use of the word Monday night reflected something the city’s Black mayor, Wayman Newton, hadContinue reading “Alabama city leader who used n-word in council meeting says he won’t apologize and might run for mayor”

No Black parents, teachers or scholars invited to Missouri hearing on teaching race

A Missouri legislative committee on Monday held a hearing on how educators teach K-12 students about race and racism without hearing from any Black Missourians. No Black parents, teachers or scholars testified to the Joint Committee on Education during the invite-only hearing on critical race theory. Aside from an official from Missouri’s education department, the only peopleContinue reading “No Black parents, teachers or scholars invited to Missouri hearing on teaching race”

Ohio officer on leave after video shows her patrol cruiser running over gunshot victim

Multiple agencies are investigating the incident, which police say was an accident. The victim’s mother says she wants the officer to be held accountable. A police officer in Ohio is on leave after dashcam video showed her patrol cruiser running over a shooting victim, who died shortly afterward, officials said. Springfield police Officer Amanda RosalesContinue reading “Ohio officer on leave after video shows her patrol cruiser running over gunshot victim”

Amazon Shuts Down A Construction Site In Connecticut After A 7th Noose Is Found

Amazon has closed a massive construction site for a new warehouse in Connecticut after a seventh noose was found there. The latest noose was found hanging from a beam during a lunch break on Wednesday, Windsor Police Chief Donald Melanson said at a press conference. “We are working on it, we do have some leadsContinue reading “Amazon Shuts Down A Construction Site In Connecticut After A 7th Noose Is Found”

DEVELOPING: Police officer fatally shoots North Carolina man while serving a search warrant

A sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on Wednesday morning, and the district attorney has called for an immediate investigation. The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office told WAVY that the man was fatally shot Wednesday morning as deputies attempted to serve a search warrant. Family members have reportedly identified the deceased man asContinue reading “DEVELOPING: Police officer fatally shoots North Carolina man while serving a search warrant”

Trump and Giuliani sued for conspiracy to incite deadly Capitol riot

‘The storming of the Capitol was no accident or coincidence’, says suit filed by Democrat A Democratic congressman and a leading civil rights group are suing Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for allegedly inciting the deadly insurrection on the US Capitol on 6 January. In a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Bennie Thompson, a Democrat and chairman ofContinue reading “Trump and Giuliani sued for conspiracy to incite deadly Capitol riot”

Medgar Evers – Black History Month

Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1954, he became the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. As such, he organized voter-registration efforts and economic boycotts, and investigated crimes perpetrated against blacks. A college graduate, Evers became active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s.Continue reading “Medgar Evers – Black History Month”

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