Tuesday, May 04, 2021
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A Florida police officer who gunned down a Black motorist whose car had broken down six years ago could legally be convicted of both manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder, a state appeals court ruled last Wednesday.

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The family and representatives of Black men slain by the police met with senators and White House officials Thursday – and left optimistic that police reform could be approved by May 25, the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd and many others, Florida-based attorney Ben Crump has become the voice for families who have lost sons and daughters at the hands of police.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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Police are frantically looking for the shooter responsible for the death of 3-year-old Elijah LaFrance this past weekend, who was killed at his own birthday party in an attack investigators now say was planned.

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Miami District 5 Commissioner Jeffrey Watson has partnered with the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., one of the larger employers of Overtown residents within the community, to expand its existing job training and employment program to include high scho…

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Even as the Derek Chauvin case was fresh in memory – the reading of the verdict in a Minneapolis courtroom, the shackling of the former police officer, the jubilation at what many saw as justice in the death of George Floyd – even then, blood flowed on America’s streets.

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The trial of a former Louisville police officer charged in connection with Breonna Taylor's shoooting has been pushed back to Feb. 1 2022. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Ann Bailey Smith postponed the trial of Brett Hankison on Friday from it's original date of August 31, 2021. The del…

Friday, April 23, 2021
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by an officer during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was not “just some kid with an air freshener,” but a “prince” whose life ended too soon at the hands of police, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday during an emotional funeral.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

The face of leadership in Miami Shores is changing to reflect a growing and diverse population. Tuesday, three victors were sworn in to the now majority-women, majority-Black village council, following municipal elections last week.

FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance from Floridians who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson helped pass the funeral assistance program as part of the American Rescue Plan.

Depending on your point of view, either demonstration-suppression or anti-riot legislation was signed into law on Monday by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He chose the blood-red district of Polk County as the place to do it.