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Terence Lester

Atlanta Man Helps City’s Homeless Residents Have Access to Clean Water With Portable Handwashing...

Some of Atlanta's homeless residents have one less thing to stress about amid the coronavirus outbreak, thanks to a local man's innovative idea bringing freshwater resources to those in need.
Ali

‘My Freedom Was Taken From Me’: Somali-American Held for Months by ICE Despite Being...

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is taking the federal government to court for unlawfully holding an American citizen in ICE custody for 11 months and threatening to have him deported.
Harvey Taratoot

Georgia Man Accused of Pulling Gun on Black Women Wearing Gloves, Face Masks Claims...

A metro Atlanta man says he was only trying to defend himself when he pulled a gun on two women at a post office, fearing they could have the novel coronavirus.
Cavanaugh Bell

‘It Makes Me Feel Good Inside’: Maryland Boy, 7, Uses Savings to Create Care...

The COVID-19 outbreak has the nation on edge, but a 7-year-old Maryland boy is hoping to ease fears in his community with a simple act of kindness. Using $600...
Cropped Hands on Jail Bars

Attorneys for Aryan Brotherhood Inmates Allege ‘Harassment’ by Guards, Claim Sacramento Jailers Aren’t Providing...

White nationalist inmates in Sacramento County are less than pleased with their treatment by authorities and claim the jailers aren't doing enough to protect them amid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Letitia James

New York AG Letitia James’ Office Responds to Criticism Over Hotline Launched in Response...

New York Attorney General Letitia James is taking steps to combat hate crimes and xenophobic rhetoric amid the COVID-19 crisis, however, her efforts have drawn criticism from some in the Black community.
Robert Winter

N.J. Man Arrested After Verbally, Physically Assaulting Man He Blamed for Coronavirus Pandemic

A white New Jersey man found himself in police custody last week after assaulting and hurling racial slurs at a man who he blamed for the COVID-19 outbreak. The...
Rep. Barbara Lee

California Rep. Barbara Lee Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Renters From Evictions During Coronavirus Crisis

A California lawmaker is working to protect Americans struggling to make their monthly rent payments amid the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and Democratic colleague Jesus Garcia of...
Charles Randolph

Virginia Boy, 13, Uses Parents’ 3D Printer to Make Face Masks He’ll Be Donating...

A Virginia teen is using his time off from school to help those in his community amid growing fears over the novel coronavirus. Charles Randolph, 13, says he's very...
Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Matt Gaetz

Republican Congressman Gaetz Gets Schooled After Questioning Why Howard University Is Allotted $13M in...

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz got a much-needed lesson from internet critics this week after he criticized a provision in the coronavirus stimulus bill passed by the Senate that gave $13 million to...
NYC Standardized Tests Biased?

Standardized Tests Could Be Unfairly Shutting Out Black and Latino Students, New York Education...

The meager number of Black and Latino students admitted into New York City's most selective, elite public high schools has stayed at the center of a years-long debate among parents, politicians and...
Donald Trump

Nigerians Hospitalized After Self-Medicating With Anti-Malaria Pills Trump Touted as Treatment for Coronavirus

Nigerian health officials are warning citizens against self-medicating with unproven treatments after a sudden spike in cases of chloroquine poisoning this week. The urgent warning comes after three people...
Kayla Williams

‘She’s Not a Priority’: London Woman, 36, Dies After Being Ordered to Self-Care at...

A 36-year-old woman died at her South London apartment Saturday, one day after dialing 999 to complain of suspected COVID-19 symptoms. Kayla Williams' husband said the mother of three...
Cuban Medical Brigades

‘We Have a Revolutionary Duty’: Cuba Deploys Medical Brigade of Doctors Across the World...

A 52-member brigade of Cuban medical doctors is on the ground in Europe this week to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus. For the last 60 years,...
Paul O'Neal

Two Chicago Officers Fired for 2016 Shooting Death of Black Teen, But Third Cop...

The Chicago Police Board has voted to fire two officers involved in the 2016 shooting that killed Black teen Paul O'Neal, 18. In a decision announced last Thursday, the...
Keisha Lance Bottoms

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues 14-Day Stay-at-Home Order for City Amid ‘Accelerating’ Pandemic

City leadership in Atlanta is ramping up efforts to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected upwards of 1,000 people statewide in just the past few weeks.
Amherst College

Black Lacrosse Player Punches Teammate Who Called Him the N-Word, School Fires Coach, Benches...

A racist incident at Amherst College has led to a year-long probation for the school's nationally ranked men's lacrosse team and the firing of head coach John Thompson, the Daily Hampshire Gazette...
Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay, Netflix Snag a Win After Judge Dismisses Interrogation Firm’s Defamation Suit for...

A U.S. district judge in Illinois has dismissed a police training firm's suit accusing Netflix and director Ava DuVernay of making "false and defamatory" remarks in the award-winning miniseries "When They See...
Toni Braxton was hit with a tax lien for over $300,000.

‘Just Perfection’: Toni Braxton’s Musical ‘Quarantine Sessions’ Leave Fans in Awe

Singer Toni Braxton gave fans a mini-concert from her living room this week while cooped up at home amid the pandemic, which more than 25,000 people nationwide were confirmed to have contracted...
Crystal Mason

Texas Judges Deny Crystal Mason’s Appeal to Overturn Five-Year Prison Sentence for Illegally Voting

A Texas three-judge panel has upheld the five-year prison sentence of a Black woman who voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. Crystal Mason, 45, has been fighting to...
Gabriel Gomez

Miami Man Charged After Chasing Down, Threatening to Shoot ‘Dirty’ Black Boys Who Touched...

A South Florida man is facing a slew of charges, including a hate crime enhancement, after police say he chased down and threatened a pair of African-American children who touched his fence.

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