The First Demand for Slave Reparations
A Few Words Before: This is written for those who argue against reparations for slavery on the grounds that slavery happened oh so very — too — long ago to be a rational idea; for those who contend that no living black people were slaves; who argue that no living white people were slave owners; for those who go on and on about the fact that "Africans old their own people" into slavery; and for people who insist, therefore, that the time to ask for slavery reparations has long since passed. And, anyway, why didn’t the ex-slaves themselves demand reparations/compensation?
Supreme Court Rejects Black Comic's $20 Billion Suit Against Comcast
The US Supreme Court has ordered the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-visit its ruling that had affirmed comedian and billionaire media mogul Byron Allen’s $20 billion racial bias lawsuit against media giant Comcast Corp. Allen has long claimed that the cable television giant consciously and purposely discriminated against black-owned channels.
Black Women Prosecutors Under Seige Across The Country
Baltimore City’s State Attorney Marilyn Mosby traveled to St. Louis recently and joined fellow top black female prosecutors from around the country to speak out against the racially charged attacks they all have experienced while in office.
Ohio Judge Defies Governor, Orders Election to go Forward
In Ohio, a Franklin County judge has ordered the March 17 Primary Election to be held despite the governor’s call to postpone it in the face of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the country, including Ohio.
Google's Gift To Cops Catches Criminals and Innocent Bystanders
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Federal Judge Stops Georgia GOP Voter Suppression In Its Tracks
In an unprecedented and indeed stunning move, the federal judge overseeing the voter suppression/voter purge case against the state of Georgia has handed the plaintiffs a victory without even bothering to hold a trial.