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Meet the Black woman who has fed thousands for free on thanksgiving for almost 40 years | Yen

Kind-hearted Janet Easley has been serving Thanksgiving dinner to thousands of needy people in central Indiana every holiday for the last 38 years. Indianapublicmedia.org writes that Janet Easley has welcomed everyone to the Turner Family Thanksgiving Meal, which will be held at three locations across Indianapolis in 2019. Easley has invited everybody including children and parents especially single parents going through hard times. She will be serving “Turkey, potatoes or mashed potatoes, corn and green beans. Thus any sober assessment of this history must conclude that the present objections to cancel culture are not so much concerned with the weapon, […]

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25 Maryland corrections officers indicted on 236 counts | WBALTV 11

BALTIMORE — Twenty-five corrections officers have been indicted on 236 counts that includes use of excessive force, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday. “All 25 of these correctional officers have allegedly abused their power and abused our trust,” Mosby said. Prosecutes said the investigation started as a tip in 2018 about a single incident involving unnecessary force at a Baltimore Correctional Facility. Mosby said the officers, who are part of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ Baltimore Central Regional Tactical Unit, are accused of acts of violence, intimidation and use of excessive force. Kai Reed, […]

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Housing Discrimination Complaints Reach 24-Year High, While HUD Rolls Back Fair Housing Rules | The Washington Informer

As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised that if elected, deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring all departments and agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every one new regulation proposed. In some cases, rules that were adopted before his term in office began but had not yet taken effect were either suspended or delayed. For example, the long-awaited payday rule at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was one important consumer protection that was delayed. Similarly, at the Department of Education, two […]

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The FBI Spends a Lot of Time Spying on Black Americans | The Intercept

THE FBI HAS come under intense criticism after a 2017 leak exposed that its counterterrorism division had invented a new, unfounded domestic terrorism category it called “black identity extremism.” Since then, legislators have pressured the bureau’s leadership to be more transparent about its investigation of black activists, and a number of civil rights groups have filed public records requests to try to better understand who exactly the FBI is investigating under that designation. Although the bureau has released hundreds of pages of documents, it continues to shield the vast majority of these records from public scrutiny. The sheer volume of […]

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5 Black Men Making a Difference in Your Community Today | Essence

Who says you need a cape to be a superhero? Not these good brothers. They don’t have capes or special names, but they are armed with a heart for change. These brothers from across the country are changing their communities one small act of kindness at a time. Read below how a good deed can grow into a mission. Learn from these men and their experiences and be inspired to become the change you want to see in your own world. Sean Williams Like many of his friends, Sean Williams loves being a dad. Sadly, he is all too familiar […]

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Suicide attempts by Black teens have risen, and I’m not surprised | Mic

I remember the first time a friend of mine died by suicide. I was living in Washington, D.C. when I got the phone call from our mutual friend, Preston. The friend we’d just lost was a young Black man brimming with potential. He had a smile that lit up a room and an incomparable sense of humor. His death shook us all up and I wondered how many more losses of Black men I’d experience. Thoughts about depression’s subtle yet brutal grip on my community came flooding back this week after I read CNN’s story about the rise of suicide […]

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