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Illinois officer who shot, killed Black man fired from police force – National

Illinois officer who shot, killed Black man fired from police force - National

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a Black man who was a passenger in a vehicle and wounded the Black female driver has been fired, the department’s officials announced late Friday. In a brief statement, Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said the unidentified officer committed “multiple policy and procedure violations.”…

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Trump avoids speaking on Black experiences of racism in second U.S. debate – National

Trump avoids speaking on Black experiences of racism in second U.S. debate - National

U.S. President Donald Trump avoided answering a question about whether he understands why Black American parents fear for their children during the second U.S. presidential debate. When asked by moderator Kristen Welker to speak directly to Black families about “the talk” — telling their children to be careful to avoid violence at the hand of…

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Tear gas used against Portland protesters poses local health risk, lawsuit alleges – National

Click to play video 'Portland protests: Police arrest more than 20 demonstrators overnight'

Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains. Amid allegations that human health and the environment are suffering the consequences, five environmental groups represented by the ACLU of Oregon and others…

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From California to Mississippi, racial justice to appear on 5 states’ ballot measures – National

Click to play video 'Mississippi voters to pick new design for state flag following legislation to remove Confederate symbol'

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this year’s nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice are major factors in the campaigns in several states for measures with distinctive racial themes. In California, voters will decide whether to…

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U.S. families seek new investigations into police killings of Black men – National

Click to play video 'Black Lives Matter: Three steps to creating radical and systemic change'

RICHMOND, Va. — One man died after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally parked car. Another, in the midst of a mental health crisis, was fatally shot by an officer on a Virginia highway. A third man died in Oklahoma after a struggle with police. His last words…

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COMMENTARY: How Black classical musicians are building communities to support each other – National

Click to play video 'Jully Black and Mesha Brueggergosman on their new musical'

Music has been significant for many during COVID-19 isolation, and in these same months, Black musicians have amplified the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement. While pop or hip hop music are genres whose agility and responsiveness make them natural sites for popular commentary, this threatens to neglect other arenas of music-making. Story continues…

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Donald Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists during first U.S. presidential debate – National

Click to play video 'US Presidential debate: Biden tells Trump to ‘shut up!’ after multiple interruptions'

U.S. President Donald Trump refused to directly condemn white supremacists during the first U.S. presidential debate Tuesday evening. Fox News journalist and debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he would condemn white supremacists during a segment focusing on race tensions in the U.S. Read more: ‘Shut up man’: Trump, Biden clash, interrupt each other…

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‘No justice, No peace’: Protesters march in Louisville Saturday over Breonna Taylor case – National

Click to play video 'Breonna Taylor: Attorney Crump says grand jury decision follows pattern of ‘blatant disrespect and marginalization of Black people’'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A diverse crowd of hundreds marched in Louisville’s streets chanting “Black Lives Matter” on Saturday night, the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. People in the crowd also chanted “No Justice, No peace” as cars honked along a busy…

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Protests in Portland to reach 100th consecutive day this weekend – National

Protests in Portland to reach 100th consecutive day this weekend - National

Law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly Friday night after protesters marched through the streets of Portland on to a police building, where officers stood waiting outside. A few hundred demonstrators had met at Kenton Park before making their way to the Portland Police Association building, where police warned protesters to stay off the streets and…

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Black man shot by LA deputies ‘made a motion towards the firearm,’ police say – National

Black man shot by LA deputies ‘made a motion towards the firearm,’ police say - National

A Black man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after he was stopped for a traffic violation while riding a bike, then ran from police, punched one officer and then “made a motion” toward a gun on the ground, authorities said. The Monday afternoon shooting death of Dijon Kizzee in South…

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St. Louis couple charged for waving guns at BLM protesters make 1st court appearance – National

St. Louis couple charged for waving guns at BLM protesters make 1st court appearance - National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted August 31, 2020 11:19 am     Updated August 31, 2020 11:20 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The white St. Louis couple charged for waving guns during a Black Lives Matter protest outside their home in June made their…

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March on Washington: Thousands to take part days after Jacob Blake shooting – National

March on Washington: Thousands to take part days after Jacob Blake shooting - National

WASHINGTON — Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates will highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thousands are expected at the steps of the…

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Black man shot multiple times after turning his back to police in Kenosha, Wisc. – National

Jacob Blake, centre, walks away from police before he is shot in the back in Kenosha, Wisc., on Aug. 23, 2020.

WARNING: This story contains graphic video. Please watch at your own discretion. A 29-year-old Black man is in serious condition after police shot him in the back multiple times on Sunday, in an incident captured on video in Kenosha, Wisc. Jacob Blake was rushed to a hospital in Milwaukee for surgery after the incident, which…

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‘Don’t buy Goodyear’: Trump uses the ‘cancel culture’ he once denounced – National

‘Don’t buy Goodyear’: Trump uses the ‘cancel culture’ he once denounced - National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged people to stop buying Goodyear Tires, in a tweet that appears to urge his supporters to participate in the same “cancel culture” he denounced last month as a “weapon” of the “totalitarian” left. “DON’T BUY GOODYEAR TIRES” Trump tweeted in a caps-filled message on Wednesday morning. “They announced…

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Oregon state police leave Portland after 2-week assignment – National

Oregon state police leave Portland after 2-week assignment - National

Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse that’s been a target of protesters during months of conflict in Oregon’s largest city. The state police are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those…

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