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The New York Times: This Empty Lot Is Worth Millions. It’s Also an African-American Burial Ground.

The owner of a plot of land in Queens wants to sell it or develop it. Others want to memorialize one of the city’s first communities for former and freed slaves.

 

Blackpress USA: Rep. Waters Works with Colleagues to Stop Political Violence in Haiti; Includes Provisions in FY 2020 State, Foreign Operations Report

“During my recent trip to Haiti, I was shocked and appalled to learn of the massacre and the burning of homes in La Saline and other evidence of politically motivated violence, and I am deeply disturbed by the allegations that the Haitian government may have been involved,” said Congresswoman Waters. “I thank my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, for working to include language in the report accompanying the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill to address this urgent crisis.”

 

The Crisis: America’s Challenge: Moving Toward Racial Healing and Transformation

Months after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire for the racist images on his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984, he remains in office, a battered and chastised public figure. But maybe this isn’t a bad thing. A quick resignation would have elicited rhetorical condemnations, a symbolic “washing of hands” and sent the wrong message that everything has been resolved.  It most certainly has not been.  The Commonwealth of Virginia, and our nation, must address the root cause of racism 35 years ago, and today — the belief in a hierarchy of human value that poisons our society.

 

BBC: Letter from Africa: ‘Sudan’s revolutionaries offline but not silenced’

Many Sudanese are still in shock after the crackdown by security forces who brutally broke up the crowds at the sit-in outside the military headquarters on 3 June.

The opposition says more than 100 people were killed in the capital, Khartoum, that day – and doctors say 40 of those who died were dumped into the River Nile.

 

Ebony:  Smithsonian Institution Appoints Its First African-American Secretary

The Smithsonian Institution has named Lonnie Bunch III, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), its 14th secretary. The new leader is the first Black person to hold the position in the 173-year history of the world’s largest museum and research complex.

 

The Grio: What we learned from John Singleton

When the news broke in April that filmmaker John Singleton had died from a stroke, at only 51 years old, fans and colleagues were shocked by the untimely and completely unexpected loss.

 

Time: Two Recent Murders of Black Trans Women in Texas Reveal a Nationwide Crisis, Advocates Say

The violent deaths of two African-American trans women in Dallas is bringing national attention to the epidemic of violence against the transgender community, an epidemic which disproportionately affects trans women of color.

 

Blavity: New Report Estimates 400 Current And Former Police Officers Part Of Hate Groups On Facebook

A new report revealed nearly 400 former and current police officers around the country are part of hate groups on Facebook.  The report from Reveal News indicates that several of the 400 officers found were part of groups deemed anti-semitic, anti-government or openly racist. For example, a prison guard working Angola prison in Louisiana, identified as Geoffery Crosby, is believed to be a member of 56 extremist groups.

 

NPR: Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Police Draw Gun On Family After Child Takes Doll

The mayor of Phoenix is apologizing to the city following recently released video showing police officers pointing their guns and threatening to shoot a 22-year-old father who was with his pregnant fiancée and two young daughters. Police say they were investigating allegations that one of the children had shoplifted a doll from a Family Dollar store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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