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‘George Floyd’ police reform bill passes U.S House- Senate is Uncertain 3/6/21

The House of Representatives passed a bill banning controversial police tactics and easing the way for lawsuits against officers violating suspects’ constitutional rights, although the measure’s Senate prospects were uncertain. Meanwhile an appeals court has ordered a Minnesota judge to...

Remembering Black Americans Who Died In Police Encounters in 2020

Say Their Names: A memorial to Black Americans killed in police encounters in 2020. We remember the Black Americans who died in police encounters in 2020. Police encounters are a leading cause of death for young Black men. Black...

Minneapolis releases bodycam footage of 1st fatal police shooting since George Floyd

Minneapolis police have released a short clip from an officer's body camera showing the deadly confrontation and shooting of a black man outside a Holiday gas station on the city's south side Wednesday evening, Dec. 30, 2020. It was...

Minneapolis Police Attack Black Man in George Floyd Square

A Minneapolis officer with concealed badge number kneels on a Black man’s back in a Dec. 4 incident in the same place where George Floyd was killed. https://youtu.be/DZwf5CWUDTo https://www.cali.fm/category/the-daily-blackness/

The numbers behind America’s 180 on athlete activism

Michael Serazio, Boston College For 50 dormant years – roughly, the period between Muhammad Ali’s heyday and the Miami Heat donning hoodies after Trayvon Martin’s murder – athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics. Teams and leagues liked it...

Kentucky grand jury indicts officer Brett Hankison in Breonna Taylor case

A grand jury  has indicted a former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer, Sgt. Brett Hankison, on three counts of wanton endangerment from the raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor who died from gunfire by cops during a...

Inclusion starts with better management – here’s what employees say about making diversity work

Kim Brimhall, Binghamton University, State University of New York Since the death of George Floyd in May, dozens of companies such as Apple, Estee Lauder and Facebook have vowed to increase diversity and inclusion in their workplaces. The diversity part seems...

Omaha Nebraska Grand Jury Decides to Indict Bar Owner in Shooting Death of James Scurlock

The Grand Jury in the case of Jake Gardner has charged  him with attempted first-degree assault, weapon use, making terroristic threats and manslaughter for the May 30, 2020 shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock in Omaha Nebraska. The grand...

Racially biased policing: Can it be fixed?

 Start with real-world data. Team up scholars and law enforcers. Focus on behaviors and situations. A coalition’s anti-bias work sheds light on a way forward. The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis shook the nation...

Black American anxiety at all-time high, experts say

In the weeks following the graphic video of George Floyd pinned under the knee of a now former Minneapolis police officer, U.S. Census Bureau data found that anxiety among Black Americans had increased by 26% and depression increased by...
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New Police reform bills introduced by California state legislators 5/11/21

The national movement for police reform has opened the door for lawmakers to propose changes in states such as...
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