By Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Feb. 3, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in violation of his constitutional rights.
By Brian Witte, The Associated Press Maryland is working toward creating a recreational marijuana industry with greater social equity, lawmakers said Feb. 3, with more licenses for minority-owned businesses and proceeds directed to areas adversely impacted by the war on drugs. The measure before the General Assembly, which is controlled by Democrats, will enable the
By Scott Bauer, The Associated Press A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. But even as they acknowledged defeat, they pivoted to allegations of widespread fraud that were
By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer Courtside seats 166 and 167 at the arena where the Los Angeles Lakers play their home games are pretty much as good as it gets. The people occupying those chairs when LeBron James breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA scoring record will have an up-close view, with their feet on the
Op-ed: FRANCISCONOMICS: Reflections on Pope Francis’ ‘Hands Off Africa’ Speech in the Democratic Republic of Congo
By Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma AS WE CELEBRATE THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH (BHM) 2023 WITH A FOCUS ON THE THEME OF “BLACK RESISTANCE,” it is imperative to reiterate our expression of gratitude to African American heroes and sheroes who have exemplified the theories and practices of resistance. These s/heroes include but are not limited to
By Dr. Gina M. Stewart, President Lott Carey As the city of Memphis and people around the world gathered to remember the life of Tyre Nichols this past Wednesday, we mourned the loss of life for one “gone too soon.” Tyre was an aspiring photographer, lover of sunsets, and skateboarding, a son, a father to
By Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Name it, act on it, sanction it. That is the focus of a new drive against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds that was announced Monday by French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. The four-year plan starts with educating youth with a required yearly trip to
By Lennox Kalifungwa, Zenger News (Zenger News) – Sub-Saharan Africa ranked as the lowest scoring region on the Corruption Perception Index in 2022, according to an analysis published by Transparency International on Jan. 31. Having been given an average score of 32/100, it could be argued that this region has the highest levels of corruption anywhere in
ASCAP Celebrates Black History Month with Weekly Series of Emerging R&B Artists Covering History’s Most Powerful Black Anthems, Featuring J Rome, Moxie Knox, Sha’Leah Nikole and Kadeem Nichols
(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) reveals plans to celebrate Black History Month with a series of weekly performances from rising ASCAP R&B artists and songwriters J Rome, Moxie Knox, Sha’Leah Nikole and Kadeem Nichols. Each week, the featured artist will cover one of history’s most powerful Black empowerment songs that was written or co-written by
Rev. Sharpton Visits UK to Discuss Voting Rights, Police Accountability in Wake of Tyre Nichols Killing
Reflects 30+ Years of Friendship with Lord Simon Woolley on Issues Uniting Black Americans and Black Britons New York, NY – Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton will make a two-day visit to the United Kingdom, where he will address the shared challenges around voting rights and police accountability for Black Americans and Black Britons.