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What You Need To Know: Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, civil rights lawyer and Florida's first Black federal judge, died April 6. Hastings, a Democratic member of the U.S. House elected for 15 terms, was 84. A cause of death has not been announced. In 2019, the congressman...
What You Need To Know: One day after Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told jurors that Derek Chauvin's restraint of George Floyd "absolutely" violated department policy, two other police officers testified about the use of force training within the...
What You Need To Know: A federal lawsuit has been filed against the city of Stockton, CA and four Stockton policemen who are accused of beating 17-year-old Black high school student Devin Carter. The beating left Carter with a broken nose, black eyes, and a boot print...
What You Need To Know: Crystal Mason is fighting for her freedom after casting a provisional ballot on Election Day 2016. Mason, a Black woman and felon released on probation, was sentenced to five years in prison for illegal voting in Tarrant County, Texas. Mason,...
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