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Woman who falsely called police on a black bird watcher will be charged

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Monday that his office has initiated prosecution of Amy Cooper, a white woman who called the police and lied telling the police operator a black man had threatened her when he only asked her to put her dog on a leash as the law required in the Ramble, a section of New York’s[Read More…]

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Turmoil at Essence magazine

  Advertisers are being asked to withdraw their support of the magazine until new management is in place New interim CEO for Essence Communications The change follows a post condemning the magazine’s current management By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today  Caroline Wanga, who joined Essence from Target Stores on June 29 as its new Chief Growth Officer, has stepped in as[Read More…]

NAACP will move its headquarters to D.C.

The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is moving its national headquarters from Baltimore to Washington D.C. The NAACP has signed a letter of intent to move into the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs, 2000 14th Street N.W., said Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Washington’s deputy manager for planning and economic development plans to develop the Reeves[Read More…]

Cook County State’s Attorney won’t accept donations from police unions

Cook County, Illinois, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said after rexamining the role law enforcement unions play in the city’s neighborhoods, she has renewed her commitment not to accept donations from the Fraternal Order of Police, the union that represents Chicago police officers. “I’ve added my name to the “Say No to Police Money” petition alongside progressive leaders from across the[Read More…]

Morehouse School of Medicine receives $40 million grant to fight Covid-19

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health has awarded Morehouse School of Medicine a $40 million grant to fight Covid-19 in racial and ethnic minority and socially vulnerable communities. Morehouse, which is based in Atlanta, was awarded the grant as Florida, Texas, California and Arizona are experiencing a surge in[Read More…]

The Wilmington, N.C., police department fires three patrolmen for racist video comments

In 1898, armed white supremacists overthrew the city’s democratically elected government because black men had obtained positions power and their influence was increasing   Wilmington, North Carolina, Police Chief Donny Williams has fired three white uniformed officers for their video-recorded racist comments in which one officer, Michael K. Piner, said a “civil war is coming, and I can’t wait to[Read More…]