Report Shows Increase in Child Abuse Deaths of Black Children During Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest national child welfare report shows an increase in the number of Black children who died, even though fewer abuse-related fatalities were investigated in the yearlong period that included the first several months of the pandemic.

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Black Lawmakers in Tennessee Say Republican Colleagues Repeatedly Dismiss Their Racism Concerns

FILE – Rep. Bud Hulsey, R-Kingsport, left, talks with Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, before a meeting of the COVID-19 Committee, Oct. 28, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The first month back at the state Capitol has felt frustratingly familiar for Black lawmakers in Tennessee’s majority-white Legislature. First, lawmakers passed a new congressional map scattering Nashville’s Black voters across multiple districts. Now, Hulsey wants to advance a resolution dismissing the existence of deep-rooted racism in the military as detailed in an Associated Press investigation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FILE)

The first month back at the state Capitol has felt frustratingly familiar for Black lawmakers in Tennessee’s majority-white Legislature.

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Missouri’s St. Louis County Names First Black Police Chief

Kenneth Gregory, photographed at a press conference in November, has been named chief of the St. Louis County Police Department. (Brian Munoz / St. Louis Public Radio)

A man who has served for 42 years in the St. Louis County Police Department was named police chief on Tuesday, becoming the first Black chief in the department’s history.

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Lawsuit Reveals Wyoming’s First Black Sheriff Fired White Deputy for Tormenting Black Co-worker with Racial Slurs Which Caused Him to Quit

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Wyoming’s first Black sheriff last year fired a White deputy who is accused of tormenting a Black subordinate for years with racist name-calling that led him to quit, a new federal lawsuit reveals. Continue reading “Lawsuit Reveals Wyoming’s First Black Sheriff Fired White Deputy for Tormenting Black Co-worker with Racial Slurs Which Caused Him to Quit”

Meagan Good Speaks On Her Divorce From DeVon Franklin: Says It’s ‘The Most Painful Thing I’ve Ever Experienced In My Life’ But She Remains ‘Hopeful For The Future’

Meagan Good has opened up about her divorce from her husband DeVon Franklin. The couple was married for nine years. Continue reading “Meagan Good Speaks On Her Divorce From DeVon Franklin: Says It’s ‘The Most Painful Thing I’ve Ever Experienced In My Life’ But She Remains ‘Hopeful For The Future’”

Black Corrections Officer Sues Walmart for Racial Profiling After He Was Wrongfully Accused of Shoplifting

The Walmart Supercenter in Fayetteville, Ga. is pictured in an image from Google Maps Street view on Nov. 2021. (Google Maps Street view)

A Black law enforcement officer is alleging that he was racially profiled in a Georgia Walmart store after he was handcuffed and wrongfully accused of shoplifting — and now he’s suing. Continue reading “Black Corrections Officer Sues Walmart for Racial Profiling After He Was Wrongfully Accused of Shoplifting”

Connecticut Police Open Investigation Into Death of Black Woman Found Dead in Her Apartment After Date with Man She Met on Dating App

Police in Connecticut have opened an investigation into the death of a Black woman who was found dead last month in her Bridgeport apartment after a date with a man she had met on a dating app. Continue reading “Connecticut Police Open Investigation Into Death of Black Woman Found Dead in Her Apartment After Date with Man She Met on Dating App”

Black Man in Nevada Jailed for Six Days After Police Mistook Him for Older White Suspect with Same Name

The older Shane Brown is over twice the age of the man that was arrested in Nevada

A black man in Nevada spent six days in jail after police mistook him for a suspect with the same name who is white and twice his age, a lawsuit says.

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The U.S. Could Soon Have a Black Female Chess Master

Rochelle Ballantyne navigates Marshall Chess Club in New York City like it’s her own home. With a hasty New Yorker stride, she weaves through the narrow, wooden hallways of the club to the back room, where newer chess players hesitate to go. She plops down her belongings on an unused chess desk, headphones on, and shovels a few bites of a Chipotle burrito bowl before her match. Continue reading “The U.S. Could Soon Have a Black Female Chess Master”

Homeless Man Rescues Texas Police Officer from Burning Car After Pileup, but That’s Not the End of the Story

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A homeless Texan who selflessly helped victims of a car accident said his “instincts” led him to take action. Now, Johnny Walker is being showered with praise and thanksgiving. Continue reading “Homeless Man Rescues Texas Police Officer from Burning Car After Pileup, but That’s Not the End of the Story”