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Black senator refuses to back down to proposed ‘stand your ground’ bill

USA TODAY — Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers refused to be silenced during a recent debate surrounding the state’s proposed “stand your ground” bill. Sen. Flowers’ outrage was sparked when one of her white counterparts requested to impose a ten-minute time … Continue reading

Sacramento police reveal officers’ account of Stephon Clark’s death

Stephon Clark and family CNN — Officers’ accounts of what happened on the night that Stephon Clark was shot down in his grandmother’s backyard have been released to the public in a nearly 800-page report by the Sacramento Police Department. In the report, officers … Continue reading

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Busy lawyers looking for legal news have a new, free place to turn to get the latest updates, developments and analysis: News.Law.Created and curated by experienced attorney-journalist Larry Bodine, News.Law is a quick, easy way to get the legal news lawyers … Continue reading

Alabama newspaper editor calls for KKK “to night ride again”

Photo of a portion of Sutton's editorial published on Feb. 14. NBC News — Goodloe Sutton, publisher of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Alabama, confirmed on Monday that he was the author of an editorial calling for the Klu Klux Klan to night ride against “Democrats in the Republican party and Democrats … Continue reading

Three NY teachers on leave after displaying noose images in the classroom

The classroom display created by three Long Island middle school teacher. NBC News — Three teachers at a Long Island middle school are on paid administrative leave for displaying a collage in the classroom that included an image of two nooses labeled “back to school necklaces.” According to data from New York … Continue reading

California police shower bullets on rapper sleeping in car

Willie McCoy, 20 NBC News — Witnesses say police fired at least 20 rounds at 20-year-old Willie McCoy in a Taco Bell parking lot Saturday night. Though it is unclear how many bullets struck him, McCoy (whose stage name is Willie Bo) was pronounced dead … Continue reading

Gucci sweater resembling racist blackface, $890

Gucci's $890 Sweater NBC News — In recent years, clothing brands around the globe have been caught in the public’s moral crosshairs following accusations of using racist imagery in marketing. Fashion powerhouse Gucci is in the hot seat this week after they released an … Continue reading

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Cathay Williams (1842-c.1893)     Cathay Williams was the first African-American woman to enlist in the United States Army. Williams was born into slavery and was an army cook before enlisting in 1866. Williams was sworn in under the pseudonym … Continue reading

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