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The unveiling ceremony was held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Monday. Earlier this year it was announced that Civil Rights activist Viola Desmond would become the new face of Canada’s $10 bill, and now the bill featuring her image is finally in circulation, the Washington Post reported. In March 2016, the Bank...
Alabama police say a black man mistaken for an active shooter during a mall shooting had "heightened the sense of threat" by drawing his own firearm after shots rang out. Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr, 21, had "brandished a gun" as police responded to Thursday's incident at the shopping centre near...
When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee. This week, two years after she described how “we are in a state of chaos,” she was fatally shot when someone outside fired a gun at her home and...
The report revealed an increase in hate crimes that are predominantly race or sexual orientation related.   The FBI’s annual crime report showed an alarming spike in the number of hate crimes since 2017. Countless news reports reflect the increase in hate crimes over the past year. Most recently, a Black woman...
The gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp continues one day after the Nov. 6 election. In a conference call to media, Abrams’ team revealed that she will not concede the election to Kemp until all votes are counted. Her team says that there are about 6,000 additional votes...
San Francisco Giants legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey died today in a Bay Area hospital after losing what his former team called a “long battle with many health issues.” He was 80 years old. McCovey began and ended his 22-year career with the Giants, playing 19 of...
When Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas in September, Dazia Lee’s tragic story made national headlines. Thinking the storm had passed on Sept. 16, the 20-year-old Lee headed out to her grandmother’s house with her 1-year-old son, Kaiden, strapped in his car seat. The drive took a tragic turn when...
As Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams prepares to go head-to-head against Republican challenger Brian Kemp on November 6, she’ll have not just one, but two, special supporters by her side. On Wednesday, Abrams tweeted media mogul Oprah Winfrey would be accompanying her as she speaks with constituents about the cruciality...
Sixty-three-year-old Deborah Cantwell of Greentown, Indiana, was arrested on Thursday for misdemeanor charges of intimidation and criminal mischief. The charges came after Cantwell left a note on a neighbor's door demanding they move their biracial son out of the “all-white neighborhood." Police reports state that at 1:13 a.m. on October...
The son of a Ferguson activist was found hanging from a tree, and she believes it was a result of lynching. On October 17, Melissa McKinnies found her child, Danye Jones, hanging from a tree. The activist shared graphic images of her son to her Facebook page on Tuesday....