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5d ago

Ben & Jerry’s unveils new flavor to support Rep. Cori Bush's public safety bill

Ben & Jerry’s unveiled its “Change Is Brewing” flavor in support of the People’s Response Act, a bill that would shift public safety from police to community efforts.
Ben & Jerry's new flavor, "Change is Brewing."
Ben & Jerry's new flavor, "Change is Brewing."
5d ago

More than half of Black women have an incarcerated family member. The toll is generational.

Michelle West is serving two life sentences plus 50 years on a federal drug charge. The experience has been tough on her but devastating for her family.
Illustration of an incarcerated woman speaking to another woman during a visit at a prison. The visitor is breaking into shards.
Illustration of an incarcerated woman speaking to another woman during a visit at a prison. The visitor is breaking into shards.
7d ago

Lil Nas X's unabashedly queer truth is exactly what the culture needs right now

The star’s emotionally vibrant music is only part of the story.
Image: Lil Nas X, 2021 MTV Video Music Awards show
Image: Lil Nas X, 2021 MTV Video Music Awards show

Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

Last year, Joel Fitzgerald took over a department that has long experienced tension with the city’s Black community.
Waterloo Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, the first Black police chief in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing intense opposition from some current and former officers as he works with city leaders to reform the department, including the removal of its longtime insignia that resembles a Ku Klux Klan dragon.
Waterloo Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, the first Black police chief in Waterloo, Iowa, is facing intense opposition from some current and former officers as he works with city leaders to reform the department, including the removal of its longtime insignia that resembles a Ku Klux Klan dragon.
8d ago

Lawsuit seeks $1M after Michigan teacher cuts biracial girl's hair

A teacher at Ganiard Elementary in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, cut 7-year-old Jurnee Hoffmeyer's hair without her parents' permission.
Image: Jurnee Hoffmeyer
Image: Jurnee Hoffmeyer
9d ago

Black woman sues police union over misleading Facebook photo of toddler son

The National Fraternal Order of Police shared a photo of Rickia Young’s son, claiming he was “lost” after Philadelphia police beat her and took the child.
Rickia Young, 28, of North Philadelphia.
Rickia Young, 28, of North Philadelphia.

For 200 years, Boston elected white men as mayor. Now, a woman of color will lead.

Michelle Wu led with 33 percent of the runoff vote. For the past 200 years, the office has been held exclusively by white men.
Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu speaks with the media after casting her ballot on Election Day in Boston on Sept. 14, 2021.
Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu speaks with the media after casting her ballot on Election Day in Boston on Sept. 14, 2021.
12d ago

Oldest U.S. veteran of WWII does it up big for 112th birthday

Lawrence Brooks celebrated with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum.
Image: Army veteran Lawrence Brooks celebrates his 112th birthday in New Orleans, on Sept. 12, 2021.
Image: Army veteran Lawrence Brooks celebrates his 112th birthday in New Orleans, on Sept. 12, 2021.

Twitch files complaint against streamers for 'hate raids'

The identities of the two streamers are currently unknown, but a Twitch spokesperson said the company hopes the lawsuit can shed light on who they are.
Rear view of a gaming setup with desktop pc and a big monitor
Rear view of a gaming setup with desktop pc and a big monitor
12d ago

Tuskegee, Alabama's Confederate statue at center of lawsuit in mostly Black city

The statue has been the subject of periodic demonstrations for decades in Tuskegee.
Syndication: The Montgomery Advertiser
Syndication: The Montgomery Advertiser
12d ago

Black farm workers allege in lawsuit their former employer hired white laborers for more pay

Pitts Farm Partnership, the defendant in the federal lawsuit, grows cotton, soybeans and corn in the Mississippi Delta.
Image: Richard Strong, Gregory Strong, Stacy Griffin
Image: Richard Strong, Gregory Strong, Stacy Griffin