Tag: Civil Rights & Social Justice

Citizen’s Arrest Law Used To Defend Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Is Rooted In Slavery

NewsOne Featured Video The citizen’s arrest law that Ahmaud Arbery‘s accused killers used in an attempt to justify their deadly violence could play an outsized role in their murder trial. And in a case with such heavy racial overtones, the fact that the law is rooted in slavery surely will not help their causes. Jury […]

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Florida Woman Says U.S. Marshals Pointed Guns At Her, Baby Daughter While Raiding Wrong Apartment

NewsOne Featured Video At this point, one can only wonder if cops just enjoy behaving like overly aggressive Neanderthals too much to learn from incidents that have become national stories. For example, Breonna Taylor’s story involving a botched raid and a completely unnecessary shooting, as well as the unrest that followed, should have taught cops […]

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‘Driving While Black’ Lawsuit Claims Cops Brutally Beat, Threatened To Kill Motorist In Front Of Young Son

NewsOne Featured Video Source: ArchCity Defenders / ArchCity Defenders A Missouri black man filed a lawsuit against Maryland Heights Police accusing officers of unlawful seizure, excessive force, and unlawful search after a traffic stop almost turned into tragedy. On Oct. 26, 2016, Tranell Stewart, 38, was pulled over by Maryland Heights police while he was […]

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Suspected White Supremacist Who Killed Unarmed African Immigrant Released On Bail After Delayed Arrest

NewsOne Featured Video Have you ever pulled your car into a random driveway in order to turn around and drive back the other way? Of course, you have. It’s such a normal thing to do that most motorists do it without even having to give it a first thought, let alone a second. But, apparently, […]

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‘January 6th Energy’: Anti-Vax Protest For Kyrie Irving To Play Compared To Capitol Insurrection

NewsOne Featured Video A rally for NBA player Kyrie Irving that also served as a protest against the vaccine mandate preventing him from playing this season drew comparisons to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots after turning violent in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon. Photos and video showed that protesters tried to breach the building where the […]

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Rare Legal Proceeding Examining Eric Garner’s Killing Set To Start Monday

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Michael M. Santiago / Getty Monday marks the beginning of a judicial inquiry into the killing of Eric Garner. Over seven years after his killing, police and city officials may finally be held accountable for Garner’s death. Advocates, including Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, have been undeterred in demand for accountability in […]

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How To Get Away With Black Murder In America

NewsOne Featured Video A demonstrator holds a sign at the Glynn County Courthouse as jury selection begins in the trial of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery on October 18, 2021, in Brunswick, Georgia. | Source: Sean Rayford / Getty On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was jogging when he was shot and killed in […]

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Sensing Possible End To ‘Racist’ Filibuster, Civil Rights Leaders Are Cautiously Optimistic

NewsOne Featured Video Cliff Albright, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, along with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and other voting rights advocates from across the country join to deliver a petition to the White House calling on President Biden to leverage the power of his office and publicly urge the Senate to end the filibuster and […]

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118 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police

UPDATED: 7:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 21, 2021 — But it has been a quick resumption to police normalcy with multiple killings of Black people by law enforcement since the day of Chauvin’s verdict. Case in point: Andra Murphy was killed by police in Tennessee on Oct. 6 under questionable circumstances. According to a press release […]

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GOP’s School Board Meetings Video That Dems Rejected Uses Black Parents To Push Anti-CRT Propaganda

NewsOne Featured Video Merrick Garland, U.S. attorney general, right, speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. | Source: Bloomberg / Getty A Republican-endorsed video that Democratic House leadership successfully prevented from being played during a hearing on Capitol Hill disproportionately features Black parents at school board meetings […]

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‘Tomahawk’ Video Of White Math Teacher In ‘Fake Feather Headdress’ Mocking Native Americans Goes Viral

NewsOne Featured Video There is growing outrage from a viral video that shows a white math teacher in her California high school’s classroom appearing to mock Native American tradition by donning a “fake feather headdress” and performing a dance in front of students that was widely construed as being culturally disrespectful. The video was posted […]

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10-Year-Old Black Girl Arrested And Handcuffed At School In Hawaii After Drawing Offensive Photo Of Her Bully

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Kent Nishimura / Getty In January 2020, Honolulu Police arrested a 10-year-old black girl in front of her classmates after a parent called the school to complain about a drawing made by the young girl. The parent demanded the police be called. Officers arrived at Honowai Elementary School, handcuffed the 10-year-old, […]

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Right-Wing Parents Sue School District Near Boston For Allegedly Violating White Students’ Civil Rights

NewsOne Featured Video A right-wing parents group has sued a school district in suburban Boston alleging white students there are having their civil rights violated because “a policy of segregating students by race” that favors minorities has been adopted. Parents Defending Education, which describes itself as “a national grassroots organization working to reclaim our schools […]

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Right-Wing School Board Candidate Who Mocked ‘The Threat Of White Supremacy’ Shamed Into Deleting Twitter Account

NewsOne Featured Video A right-wing school board candidate in suburban Milwaukee has been shamed into deleting her Twitter account after racist and homophobic tweets — including one that downplayed and mocked “the threat of white supremacy” — were revealed by a local news outlet. Scarlett Johnson, who is also one of the organizers behind the […]

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Louisiana Cop Rips Out Black Woman’s Braids In Brutal Attack Caught On Video Recorded Minutes After 3 Boys Jumped Her

NewsOne Featured Video “Back the blue” enthusiasts have a go-to narrative to toss around anytime people are criticizing the racism and brutality of police officers: “Everyone hates cops until they need one.” This, of course, is a position of privilege as white people tend to be unaware of anyone’s lived experiences besides their own, and […]

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Potential Jurors With Ties To Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Not Dismissed As Jury Selection Drags On

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sean Rayford / Getty Jury selection for the trial of the three men who were charged in killing Ahmaud Arbery continues this week as eight potential jurors have qualified to advance. Although selected, this does not mean they will be seated on the final jury. The process is still in its […]

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Video Of Christina Nance, Who Was Found Dead In Police Van, Released Amid More Questions Than Answers

NewsOne Featured Video Law enforcement in Alabama has released surveillance footage of Christina Nance, the Black woman found dead inside a Huntsville Police Department van, to her family, who still isn’t satisfied that they know enough, or anything, really, about how their loved one died. The video shows the 29-year-old crawling into the van where her […]

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Moving Beyond the Hashtag ‘Me Too.’ Movement Celebrates 4-Year Anniversary With Week Of Action

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NBC / Getty Focusing on the greater work ahead, the ‘me too.’ Movement’s fourth anniversary is being celebrated with a week of action. While Friday, Oct. 15 marked the anniversary of the hashtag #metoo going viral, the organization founded by activist Tarana Burke is recentering the focus beyond the viral nature […]

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Black Atlanta Cop Involved in Violent Arrest of HBCU Students Spotted At Buckhead Secession Event

NewsOne Featured Video Source: ajansen / Getty Pictures surfaced online Friday of an event held by proponents of the proposed Buckhead City, featuring a Black Atlanta Police officer who made headlines for a violent arrest during last year’s protest. Buckhead City is the name of the proposed new city, led by wealthy white Republicans, that […]

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ICYMI: Timuel Black, Chicago Civil Rights Activist And Historian, Dies At 102

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Paul Natkin / Getty After recently sending some birthday love to an age-defying 110-year-old Black woman from Virginia, we now have to acknowledge another one of our Black elders for a reason that’s the most unfortunate. It saddens us to reveal that Chicago’s own Timuel Dixon Black Jr., a longtime civil […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Targeting Black Communities Feeds Off Real Anxieties According To New Report

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Goodboy Picture Company / Getty A new report from First Draft News illustrates the depth of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation targeting Black communities. In a Twitter thread, journalist Jacquelyn Mason explained that the major narratives observed were also put in the context of broader political conversations.   Mason and her colleagues explored […]

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Here’s 10 Of The 2020 Olympics’ Blackest Moments

NewsOne Featured Video CLOSE Olympic medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos shocked the world when they threw up a Black Power fist while being awarded at the podium during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. The photograph of the Black track and field stars was taken right after their impressive win in the competition’s […]

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Black Georgia Students Say They Were Suspended For Protesting Racism; Video Shows Police Threatened Them, Too

NewsOne Featured Video You can always tell how racist a person or institution is by their response to allegations of racism. For example, high school students in Rome, Georgia, said they were subjected to white schoolmates waving around Confederate flags and using racial slurs and school officials refused to do anything about it. As a […]

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Justice For Christina Nance: Cops Suggest Video Absolves Them After Black Woman Dies In Police Van

NewsOne Featured Video On Oct. 7, in Huntsville, Alabama, 29-year-old Christina Nance was found dead inside a Huntsville Police Department van. Just over a week later, there still appear to be more questions than answers as to why she was in the van, how long she had been there before she was discovered and how […]

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Daunte Wright’s Killer Cop Might Argue Confusing Her Taser For A Gun Was ‘Reasonable’

NewsOne Featured Video In this handout provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter poses for a mugshot at the Hennepin County Jail on April 14, 2021, in Minneapolis. | Source: Handout / Getty Defense attorneys for the former Minnesota police officer who shot a Black man to death […]

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Defining Diversity: Why It’s Necessary To Distinguish Between Segregation And Integration

NewsOne Featured Video American diversity is in the spotlight as racial discrimination in the United States reemerges as a major topic of public discussion, touching everything from education to housing to policing. The context of the quality of American diversity is inescapable as multiple debates around race relations continue to rage. We tend to think […]

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Justice for Jelani Day: Omega Psi Phi Petition Calls On Feds To Take Over Frat Brother’s Death Investigation

NewsOne Featured Video The historically Black fraternity to which Jelani Day belonged is calling on federal law enforcement officials to either join or take over the existing investigation into the graduate student’s death in Illinois. Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and the Nu Epsilon chapter at Alabama A&M University, a historically Black college […]

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Bill Cosby Addresses New ‘Unconstitutional’ Lawsuit Claiming He Drugged And Raped Lilli Bernard In 1990

NewsOne Featured Video Lilli Bernard, in front, is shown outside Montgomery County Court House as Bill Cosby appears before Judge Steven O’Neil, in Norristown, PA, on September 24, 2018, after a jury found the 81-year-old entertainer guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in an April 2018 retrial. | Source: NurPhoto / Getty Bill […]

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Indianapolis Police Under Investigation, Including Sgt. Charged For Kicking Handcuffed Black Man In The Face

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JEFF DEAN / Getty When it comes to policing Black people, cops often prove themselves to be nothing more than bullies with badges, guns and easily bruised egos who will use even the slightest hint of defiance of their authority as an excuse to treat Black bodies like human piñatas. In […]

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Here We Go Again: McMichaels’ Defense Attorneys Ask Judge To Let Jury Hear Ahmaud Arbery Was On Probation When He Died

NewsOne Featured Video Source: change.org / other The defense attorneys for the white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are still bound and determined to put the victim on trial for his own death, despite the fact that the judge keeps telling them it ain’t happening. They’ve asked that Arbeyy’s mental health records be admitted […]

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