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NAACP Legal Defense Fund to Supreme Court: Rule on police obligation to administer aid

     The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the question of whether police officers are constitutionally obligated to help a person injured during arrest. ...

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More than 60 National Civil Rights organizations and Stakeholders call on Congress to seize opportunity to Diversify Top Staff

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, along with more than 60 national civil and human rights organizations and stakeholders, sent a letter calling on Members of Congress to prioritize diversity in hiring top staff. ...

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Racial Justice Organization Reacts to Indictment of Amber Guyer for Murder of Unarmed Black Neighbor

“The grand jury’s indictment of Amber Guyger is an important reminder that police derive their authority from the people and it is the people, functioning as members of grand juries, who must insist that police authority be exercised in a lawful manner and who must hold police accountable when they fail to do so. ...

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Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case

     An analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that while federal forfeitures totaled $93.7 million in 1986, this revenue grew by more than 4,600 percent – to $4.5 billion a year – by 2014. ...

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Coalition wants end to Broadcasting Music that Encourages Violence Against Blacks

While recognizing sexual misconduct as deviant behavior is at the forefront of mass media, sexual misconduct and violence against Black women is being promoted and normalized on radio stations that target African American audiences, several groups said in a news release. ...

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White police officer says he was fired for not shooting Black male suspect

      Weirton, VA — Stephen Mader, a white police officer from the Weirton Police Department who was fired after deciding not to shoot a Black male suspect, has filed a federal lawsuit against the department and won a settlement for wrongful termination last February. A recent story from ProPublica unveils the whole story that surrounds what happened that night in 2016. ...

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Baltimore Organization helping fathers, families with sustainable employment, life skills

The Center for Urban Families acts as a leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood and an advocate for child support reform in Maryland. It also counts as a resource that helps nonprofits across the country strengthen low-income families and a support network for Baltimore’s most vulnerable citizens. ...

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Comcast Announces Agreements with two new African American Majority Owned Independent Networks

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) recently announced it has selected two new African American majority-owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems beginning in January 2019. ...

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Black woman named Deputy Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, making history

     For the first time, a Black woman was named deputy director at NASA’s Johnson Space Center on Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports. ...

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Black AIDS Institute Names New President & Chief Executive Officer

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has named Raniyah Copeland as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Copeland will assume the role on January 1, 2019 Copeland began working at BAI in April of 2008 as the Training and Capacity Building Coordinator and currently serves as the Director of Programs. ...

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