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.

Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.

Black residents of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish have long accused the Sheriff’s Office of targeting them. A new video, which shows a deputy slamming a Black woman’s head into the ground, raises more questions. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her headContinue reading “Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.”

Court finds Colombia responsible for rape, torture of journalist

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Monday ruled that the state of Colombia bears responsibility for the ordeal of a female journalist who was kidnapped, raped and then tortured in 2000 by paramilitaries. Jineth Bedoya was working for the El Espectador newspaper at the time, investigating a weapons smuggling ring, when she was abductedContinue reading “Court finds Colombia responsible for rape, torture of journalist”

TRUMP-ENDORSED CANDIDATE RELUCTANTLY CANCELS EVENT WITH SUPPORTER WHOSE TWITTER BIO FEATURES A SWASTIKA MADE OF SYRINGES 

Herschel Walker’s campaign initially tried to claim the image was “an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic.” One of the recurring features of the Trump era was for Donald Trump or one of his acolytes to say or do something in front of countless witnesses and then insist it never happened, i.e. piss on the public’s leg and tell themContinue reading “TRUMP-ENDORSED CANDIDATE RELUCTANTLY CANCELS EVENT WITH SUPPORTER WHOSE TWITTER BIO FEATURES A SWASTIKA MADE OF SYRINGES “

Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude”

For the first time, read the whistleblower’s complaints to the SEC that led to 60 Minutes’ report on Facebook. For the first time, 60 Minutes is publishing whistleblower complaints filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission against Facebook by former employee Frances Haugen. The filings, submitted by Haugen’s lawyers, state, “Our anonymous client is disclosingContinue reading “Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude””

Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner

Joyce Echaquan’s death in Quebec hospital last year after staff hurled insults at her sparked nationwide outcry. Racism and prejudice contributed to the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous mother of seven who died at a hospital in the Canadian province of Quebec after filming staff hurling insults at her, a coroner’s report has found. TheContinue reading “Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner”

French cop who evaded capture leaves suicide note confessing he was serial killer and child rapist

Former gendarme said he was ‘great criminal’ decades ago A French former police officer confessed in a suicide note to being a serial killer and rapist whose crimes have haunted Parisian detectives for decades, according to local reports. The body of Francois Verove was said to have been found in a rental flat in the town of Grau-du-Roi days after heContinue reading “French cop who evaded capture leaves suicide note confessing he was serial killer and child rapist”

‘Slapping, punching, spitting’: Missouri health care worker says violent patients forced hospital to issue panic buttons

On CNN Thursday, Lynne Yaggy, the chief nursing officer at a hospital in Branson, Missouri, told anchor Erin Burnett about why her hospital had to issue panic buttons to staff amid an outbreak of violence against health care workers. “It’s just awful,” said anchor Erin Burnett. “I understand what you’re saying, but I’m deeply shockedContinue reading “‘Slapping, punching, spitting’: Missouri health care worker says violent patients forced hospital to issue panic buttons”

Brett Kavanaugh: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2018)

John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.

Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

In which John Green teaches you about American women in the Progressive Era and, well, the progress they made. So the big deal is, of course, the right to vote women gained when the 19th amendment was passed and ratified. But women made a lot of other gains in the 30 years between 1890 andContinue reading “Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31”

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