Legal News

21 Savage’s legal team says he’s not a convicted felon, ICE gave incorrect information

21 Savage

THE ROOT — Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage has a legal dream team, and they say that information released to the press by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was incorrect. Savage’s dream team — which consists of attorneys from LaPolt Law, … Continue reading

Where are the Black Partners in Big Law?

AMERICAN LAWYER — Vivia Chen, senior columnist at The American Lawyer, wrote this week about new “unicorn” sightings in big law, and by unicorns, she means black partners. Yes, black partners are, indeed, that hard to find. The good news … Continue reading

Liam Neeson’s shameful confession sheds light on implicit racial bias

Liam Neeson

NBC NEWS — Liam Neeson is in the hot seat after a UK newspaper published a story that includes his recount of a dark moment in his past. In the interview, Neeson confessed that nearly 40 years ago, after a woman … Continue reading

⚖️ #ThrowbackThursday ⚖️

Annie Turnbo Malone (1869-1957)     Annie Turnbo Malone was one of the nation’s first black female millionaires. She built her fortune on hair care products that she developed when she was 20 years old and trademarked under the name … Continue reading

Meet Lauren Underwood, the youngest black Congresswoman in U.S. history

NBC NEWS — Lauren Underwood, a 32-year-old registered nurse with two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University, became the youngest black woman in history to serve in Congress when she was sworn into the House of Representatives last week. A … Continue reading

Black teacher claims NY school district ignored discrimination and harassment, lawsuit filed

NBC NEWS — A high school English teacher employed with the Commack School District on Long Island said in a lawsuit filed last month that she has been the only black teacher in the district for 17 years. Andrea Bryan’s … Continue reading

Cyntoia Brown granted clemency, life sentence commuted

NBC NEWS — Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she was convicted of killing a man and sentenced to life behind bars. After serving 15 years of that life sentence, Brown was granted clemency and a full commutation … Continue reading

‘White spaces’ are helping white people confront racial biases

NBC NEWS — “White spaces” are popping up around the country, and they aren’t as bad as they sound. These groups of all white adults were created to give white people an opportunity to have candid conversations about identifying white … Continue reading

Family: ‘Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man’

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer. Holding a photo of her son Emantic … Continue reading

Two officers indicted after violent encounter with middle school student

WBRZ-2 (ABC) — A West Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted two officers accused of using excessive force on 14-year-old Isaiah Johnson in October, but the boy’s family believes the charges aren’t harsh enough. Johnson’s family claimed the school misled them … Continue reading