Civil Rights Leaders React: Facebook Upholds Trump Ban, But Leaves Door Open For His Return
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Earlier this year the world breathed a sigh of relief after Trump was banned from numerous social media platforms, beginning with Twitter, followed by Facebook and YouTube.
The last straw resulted from Trump's consistent violent language which eventually helped steer action towards the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
On Wednesday Facebook's 20-member Oversight Board ruled that the social networking app was justified in indefinitely banning the former president, but would need to put parameters on how long the ban would take place, according to The Washington Post.... Read more
Merrick Garland cites domestic terrorism and civil rights in defending budget to House lawmakers
Merrick Garland stepped into his first congressional hot seat as attorney general Tuesday morning, testifying before the House Appropriations Committee to propose a multibillion-dollar budget increase for the Justice Department.
First 100 Days: Has Biden Kept His Promises To Black America?
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Last week, Vice President Kamala Harrisagreed with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott that the United States is not a racist country. Generations throughout history have made it plain that all our social and political systems in this country are steeped in racism.
Nearly nine out of 10 Black voters supported Joe Biden and Harris in the 2020 election. Black Americans represented over 50% of all Democratic voters in Georgia (33% of total state population is Black), 20% of all Democratic voters in Michigan (14% of the state population is Black), and 21% of all Democratic voters in Pennsylvania (Black people make up 12% of the state's population).... Read more
About four years ago, Sean "Diddy" Combs announced he was changing his name to "Love." True to his word, the Bad Boy Records founder and Revolt honcho officially changed his born name, and he has the receipt to prove it in the form of a new driver's license.
Derek Chauvin will have to answer for his reckless disregard for human life. The lawyer on the case is requesting that he be given even more time than his charges demand. As spotted on News One, Attorney General Keith Ellison has formally submitted a memo suggesting that the former Minneapolis police officer be sentenced to [...]
A Black leader at a Hillsong Church in Montclair, New Jersey, resigned on Tuesday after he reportedly texted a volunteer a scantily clad photo of himself, attempting to pass it off as a mistake.
Darnell Barrett, a married father of two and the chapter's former creative director, has been named as the culprit in the scandal which is the second controversy involving Hillsong pastors in the last year. In October former pastor Carl Lentz was fired after it was revealed he cheated on his wife.... Read more
The "Rodney King Riots," also known as the "Los Angeles Riots," began this day in 1992, after four Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were acquitted of charges in the savage beating of Rodney King. The racially sparked riots lasted more than six days, with thousands of Angelenos taking to the streets in an especially violent display of protest. Fifty-three people were killed and more than two thousand were said to be injured
Rodney King is pictured after the acquittal of the four LAPD officers who beat him. ... Read more
One of the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death is continuing his ploy to evoke violence, even one year after her untimely death.
The Associated Press reports Officer Jonathan Mattingly plans to retire from the Louisville Metro Police Department on June 1, according to police spokesperson Beth Ruoff. Not only did Mattingly dodge charges in relation to Taylor's slaying, but he will also receive his full pension following retirement.... Read more