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Thousands of federal inmates still await early release under Trump-era law, advocates say

The Justice Department implemented a key feature of the law in which inmates can earn so-called time credits. But there have been failures, prisoner advocates and inmates say.
The Danbury 100 — NBC News
The Danbury 100 — NBC News
2d ago

8 Akron, Ohio, police officers placed on leave following killing of Black motorist

Large trucks and snow plows, meant to be street barriers, were moved downtown overnight as the city braces for protests in the wake of Jayland Walker's death.
City of Akron Police cars.
City of Akron Police cars.

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court

Jackson, a former public defender and federal appeals court judge, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, who has officially retired from the high court.
Administration of the Constitutional Oath
Administration of the Constitutional Oath

Black men feel 'helpless and hopeless' as Black women brace for post-Roe America

Black men worry the end of Roe could force Black women to resort to desperate measures to terminate unwanted pregnancies, putting their health — and families — in peril.
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Georgia police chief urged to resign after Black man’s fatal shooting

Religious leaders and advocates in Savannah are calling for Police Chief Roy Minter’s resignation after officer-involved shootings, including one that killed a Black man last week.
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Emmett Till's family wants woman arrested after warrant unearthed 67 years later

The unserved warrant from 1955 charges a white woman who accused the 14-year-old Till of making improper advances.
Image: Emmett Till.
Image: Emmett Till.
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Man gets 2 years in prison after racially motivated threats, calling area a 'white town'

Colton Donner saw a Black man walking in a residential area of Paola, Kansas, in 2019. He threatened him with a knife to interfere with the man’s right to fair housing, officials said.
4d ago

University of Cincinnati removes name of founder who owned enslaved people

Four campus spaces will be scrubbed of the name of Charles McMicken, a Cincinnati businessman who owned enslaved people in the 19th century.
Image: General view of the University of Cincinnati campus on August 31, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Image: General view of the University of Cincinnati campus on August 31, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Anti-Black, gay, Asian bias fuel California hate crime surge

The state's attorney general said "the epidemic of hate we saw spurred on during the pandemic remains a clear and present threat."
People take part in a rally against racism and violence on Asian Americans
People take part in a rally against racism and violence on Asian Americans
7d ago

Florida man wrongfully convicted of murder is freed by an attorney fresh out of law school

Natlie Figgers logged 2,000 hours working for free to exonerate Thomas Raynard James after misidentification and suspect police work sent him to prison in Florida.
8d ago

What Trump did to Shaye Moss and her family follows a dark American tradition

Racialized political violence targeted against African Americans participating in civic affairs may have dissipated — but it did not disappear.
Wandrea "Shaye" Moss and Ruby Freeman
Wandrea "Shaye" Moss and Ruby Freeman

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