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White Army officer charged after confronting Black man for walking in neighborhood

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi A white non-commissioned Army officer was charged on Wednesday with third-degree assault after he was seen in a viral video shoving a Black man and telling him, “You’re in the wrong neighborhood.” The Associated Press reports that Jonathan......

Army Sgt. Arrested for Confronting Black Man Walking Through Neighborhood

TMZ
Play video content Exclusive Details A white man who is a U.S. Army sergeant saw a Black man he didn’t recognize strolling through his neighborhood, and decided to get in his face about it … but we’ve learned the sergeant’s been arrested over the incident. 42-year-old Jonathan Pentland — reportedly......

Amazon aims to double U.S. Black employees in leadership this year

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo (Reuters) – Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was aiming to double the number of Black employees in senior leadership roles and hire 30% more Black people as corporate......

Someone Asks Black People To Share The Most Ridiculous Reason They’ve Been Stopped By The Police, They Deliver (30 Tweets)

IA
Racial profiling is a longstanding and deeply troubling national problem many innocent people have become subjected to. It’s when law enforcement and security target people of color in often humiliating, frightening, and inhumane circumstances without any evidence of crime. Not only is it severely damaging to its victims, alienating to......

Black Army Vets Call for Police Reform Over Lt. Held at Gunpoint

TMZ
Play video content Exclusive Windsor Police Department The violent traffic stop of Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario has Black veterans demanding changes from law enforcement — reform to ensure Black soldiers aren’t treated like crap. Several state commanders for the National Association for Black Veterans tell TMZ … something’s gotta change......

Daunte Wright, Caron Nazario incidents stoke fears in Black Americans

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY National columnist Suzette Hackney is in Minneapolis for the trial of Derek Chauvin, reporting on the people, the scene and the mood. MINNEAPOLIS – It’s been overcast and rainy here for almost a week. Showers are relentless and inconvenient.......

Actor Hill Harper launches The Black Wall Street platform aimed at empowering investors of color

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hill Harper attends the Netflix Golden Globe Weekend Cocktail Party at Cecconi’s Restaurant on Jan. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Charley Gallay | Getty Images Nearly a century after Black Wall Street — a center of Black business in......

Black Protesters Have Been Rallying Against Confederate Statues for Generations

Smithsonian
Four days after George Floyd was killed by a policeman in Minneapolis, protesters in Richmond, Virginia, responded to his death by targeting the city’s Confederate statues. All along the city’s famed Monument Avenue, the large hulking bronze and stone memorials to Confederate icons Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and the grand......

Virginia governor calls for probe into traffic stop of Black Army officer

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Richmond, Va. — Virginia’s governor is calling for an independent investigation into a traffic stop in which two police officers were captured on video pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer before striking his knees. Gov.......

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