Now, after months of investigation, 20 Los Angeles officers are under investigation into wrongly entering youngsters into a major gang database. Field interview cards, which cops use when talking to people, may have been filled out wrong and tagged youth as gangbangers who aren’t.
Probes, promises and police violations?
The investigation and police chief Michel Moore’s promises to deal with any misconduct rekindled anger and suspicion about how officers target Black and Latino youth and dump them into the criminal justice system.
National News ‘You are impeached forever’
The next step is for the U.S. Senate to conduct a trial to determine if this sitting president will be removed from office. The Senate trial came a month after the House impeached Mr. Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.
Updated Jan 22, 2020 - 12:08:02 PM
National News The ‘Mighty FOI’: Determined efforts in 2020
Known as “truth traffickers,” the FOI (Fruit of Islam) are a constant presence in spreading the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Across the nation, passersby are met with the exuberant spirit of the men of the Nation of Islam while receiving a Final Call newspaper.
Updated Jan 22, 2020 - 12:06:36 PM
National News Golden Globe Awards Blackout—Travesty or Testament?
(NNPA)—Many cultural critics and pundits were in an uproar over the shutout of Black talent at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards held Jan. 5. The Golden Globes are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press, which is a non-profit organization composed of journalists, photographers and media professionals who report on the entertainment industry.
Updated Jan 22, 2020 - 12:05:18 PM
National News Besieged Black female prosecutors refuse to fold under racial attacks
ST. LOUIS—“You’re not alone!” said six fearless Black women prosecutors from across the United States. They came to support St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim M. Gardner and highlight the major challenges and difficulties Black female prosecutors across the country often face when they push to enact criminal justice reform and progressive changes.
Updated Jan 22, 2020 - 11:45:53 AM
National News Saviours’ Day 2020: Back where it all started!
Saviours’ Day, the annual convention and gathering of the Nation of Islam, draws thousands of people from around the U.S. and abroad and is symbolically and affectionately dubbed the “Crowning Event of Black History Month.”
Updated Jan 22, 2020 - 11:38:30 AM
National News Black leaders: It’s time to kill the gang database
LOS ANGELES—Black community, media, and religious organizations confronted the Los Angeles Police Department about how they police Black neighborhoods and called for dismantling a database used to track so-called “gangbangers.”
Updated Jan 22, 2020 - 10:24:12 AM
National News No War On Poverty: The King Holiday and American Hypocrisy
Across the United States, celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth with weeklong tributes, including awards ceremonies, banquets, prayer breakfasts, school pageants, parades, and special church services were planned with the official Dr. King federal holiday marked for Jan. 20.
Updated Jan 15, 2020 - 9:56:24 AM
National News Treatment or Jail?
Punishing drug dealers with jail has failed to stop the flow of drugs into the United States, but according to a report by the Drug Policy Alliance, the harsh criminalization of supply-side drug market activity may actually make drug use more dangerous, increase overdose deaths and lead to more violence in communities.
Updated Jan 15, 2020 - 9:55:21 AM