Race

Amid Violence in Portland, Biden and Progressive Critics Emphasize That Continued Chaos Is Result of ‘Trump’s America’

This is a developing story and may be updated. One person was shot and killed in Portland, Oregon Saturday night after a caravan of hundreds of vehicles carrying Trump supporters drove into the city center during a demonstration. The city has been the site of nightly protests over police brutality and the police killings of …

Amid Violence in Portland, Biden and Progressive Critics Emphasize That Continued Chaos Is Result of ‘Trump’s America’ Read More »

Marginalized Communities Could Be ‘Shortchanged’ for Decades to Come by Trump’s Abrupt Change to Census Deadline, Critics Say

In addition to imposing likely delays in the delivery of mail-in ballots during the November elections through its sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service, the Trump administration appears intent on jeopardizing elections and marginalized communities for decades to come, critics said Sunday of the president’s abrupt change to the U.S. census deadline.  When the coronavirus …

Marginalized Communities Could Be ‘Shortchanged’ for Decades to Come by Trump’s Abrupt Change to Census Deadline, Critics Say Read More »

‘Enraging and Inexcusable’: Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Black Man Convicted of Garden Tool Theft 20 Years Ago Should Die in Prison

A 62-year-old Black man is expected to spend the rest of his life in Louisiana’s largest maximum-security prison after the state Supreme Court denied his request to overturn his life sentence 23 years after he was convicted for attempting to steal a pair of hedge clippers. Five of the court’s six justices ruled last week …

‘Enraging and Inexcusable’: Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Black Man Convicted of Garden Tool Theft 20 Years Ago Should Die in Prison Read More »

Civil Rights Groups Sue NC City Over Law That ‘Effectively Bans Any Protest’

Civil rights groups on Friday filed a lawsuit against Alamance County and the city of Graham, North Carolina, after officials issued a new ordinance last week announcing the police department would not be issuing protest permits during the city’s current state of emergency. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the ACLU, and a …

Civil Rights Groups Sue NC City Over Law That ‘Effectively Bans Any Protest’ Read More »

“Stay in the Streets. It’s Working”: Two Weeks Into Racial Justice Protests, New York State Classifies Use of Chokeholds as Felony

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday urged Americans to stay the course in the massive protests which have been held in cities and towns across the U.S. for the past two weeks, pointing to New York State lawmakers passing long-awaited legislation to classify chokeholds as a felony as evidence the pressure is working. The Eric Garner …

“Stay in the Streets. It’s Working”: Two Weeks Into Racial Justice Protests, New York State Classifies Use of Chokeholds as Felony Read More »

New Yorkers Confront de Blasio Over Defense of NYPD Violence as Calls Mount for Mayor’s Resignation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced angry New Yorkers who called in to WNYC‘s “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Friday, demanding answers about the mayor’s response to racial justice protests in the city over the past two weeks and his persistent defense of violence from the NYPD.  Callers to the “Ask the Mayor” segment referred …

New Yorkers Confront de Blasio Over Defense of NYPD Violence as Calls Mount for Mayor’s Resignation Read More »

#SayHerName: On Breonna Taylor’s 27th Birthday, Advocates Demand Justice in Shooting Death by Louisville Police

Racial justice advocates are demanding the three Louisville police officers who shot Breonna Taylor to death in March be fired immediately and criminally charged for her murder. Friday would have been Taylor’s 27th birthday. Along with the killings of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers and Ahmaud Arbery by a former officer in Georgia, …

#SayHerName: On Breonna Taylor’s 27th Birthday, Advocates Demand Justice in Shooting Death by Louisville Police Read More »

As Americans Rise Up Against Racial Injustice, International Crisis Group Calls on Trump to ‘Stop Making the Situation Worse’

The International Crisis Group—more accustomed to reporting on war zones and conflicts within less-developed nations—issued Thursday its first-ever report on the United States which rebuked President Donald Trump for “courting conflict” amidst a nationwide uprising over police brutality and racial injustice. “Sometimes, sitting by quietly and saying nothing is not an option,” tweeted Daniel Schneiderman, …

As Americans Rise Up Against Racial Injustice, International Crisis Group Calls on Trump to ‘Stop Making the Situation Worse’ Read More »