‘My Mom Looks Like You’: Thandiwe Newton Faces Backlash After She Apologizes to Darker-Skinned Actresses for Not Representing Them
Emmy Award-winning actress Thandiwe Newton is facing backlash after she broke down while discussing the topic of colorism in Hollywood and dealing with how her […]news.yahoo.com
Reforms pushed in Texas as trial nears in George Floyd death
FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2020, file photo, local residents and alumni of Jack Yates High School take part in a candlelight vigil to honor George Floyd, in Houston. The George Floyd Act was scheduled to get its first hearing in the Texas Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas – Outside of George Floyd's public memorial last summer in Texas, Republican Gov. Earlier this month in Congress, House Democrats passed the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide under the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Ad___Find AP’s full coverage of the death of George Floyd: https://apnews.com/hub/death-of-george-floyd
Floyd's death spurs question: What is a black life worth?
In this June 1, 2020, photo, people gather near the Cup Foods grocery store where George Floyd died in Minneapolis. And for George Floyd, it was an accusation he used a fake $20 bill at a grocery store. The Movement for Black Lives is behind a push for local communities to defund police departments nationwide, and reinvest in struggling black communities to address economic inequality and disparities in education and health care. That is a big piece that I think we need to focus on.Last week, Floyds family forwarded their pleas for racial justice to the United Nations. Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights lawyer and former president of the Minneapolis NAACP, said the demand that black lives are valued like white lives must begin at the community level.
The Latest: Australians draw parallels to inequality in U.S.
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:TOP OF THE HOUR: Australians rally, draw parallels to inequality in U.S. Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. Protesters in South Korea condemn what they described as U.S. police brutality toward demonstrators. ___CANBERRA, Australia -- Thousands gathered in Australias capital on Friday to remind citizens that the racial inequality underscored by George Floyds death was not unique to the United States. ___NEW YORK -- Protesters stayed on the streets of New York City after curfew for another day Thursday, spurred by the death of George Floyd. ___WASHINGTON Protests in the nations capital over George Floyds death broke up before dark Thursday as a heavy rain began to fall.
Attorney General: Divide between blacks, police must change
Federal officers stand outside the Department of Justice as Attorney General William Barr speaks during a virtual press conference inside the building Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Washington. But he vowed that the Justice Department would do its part to investigate and prosecute civil rights crimes. I believe that police chiefs and law enforcement officials and leaders around the country are committed to ensuring that racism plays no part in law enforcement, and that everyone receives equal protection of the laws, Barr said. President Donald Trump has called Floyds killing a terrible, terrible thing that happened and called on the Justice Department to expedite its investigation of his death. Federal agents have made 51 riot-related arrests, Barr said, and 114 law enforcement officers have been injured in protests in Washington.
Carson on Sandra Bland trial: “We have a tendency to inject race into everything”
In response to the events surrounding Sandra Bland’s trial, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says Americans have a tendency to inject race into politics. Carson concedes that there are “rotten police officers” in the same way there are “rotten teachers, rotten doctors, and rotten journalists.”cbsnews.com
Bernie Sanders: If Sandra Bland were white, her death “would not have happened”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont believes if Sandra Bland were a “white, middle class woman,” her death would not have happened. The democratic presidential candidate advocates for significant criminal justice reform, stating that lethal force should be the “last option” for police.cbsnews.com
Documents show Sandra Bland attempted suicide in past
There are new questions about the mental state of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in her Texas jail cell last week. Authorities released her booking forms Wednesday. She admitted she felt depressed and once attempted suicide. In an apparent voicemail left for a friend, Bland also seemed frustrated behind bars. Meanwhile, the Waller County district attorney told CBS News that reports he ordered a new autopsy are not true. Omar Villafranca reports.cbsnews.com
7/22: Sandra Bland's answers on jail form raises new questions; Japanese hotel boasts robotic staff
According to the Waller County Sheriff's Office, Sandra Bland had checked "yes" on a form that asked if she had tried to kill herself in the last year. The disclosure raises new questions about the guards who were on duty when Bland allegedly killed herself in her cell. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca reports; the Henn'na Hotel in Japan is garnering worldwide attention for the use of robots as its staff. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane visited the hotel to see what it's like to be greeted and helped by robots.cbsnews.com
Dash cam video shows Sandra Bland's traffic stop
Authorities in Texas released dash cam video which shows the moment Sandra Bland, 28, was pulled over during a traffic stop. Bland was later found dead in her jail cell in what authorites say was suicide, but her family doesn't believe she killed herself. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler reports.cbsnews.com
Woman's death in Texas police custody questioned
Sandra Bland, 28, was found hanging in a prison cell in Texas three days after she was arrested following a traffic stop. A medical examiner ruled her death a suicide but her family is disputing the conclusion. Sherry Williams of CBS affiliate KHOU reports.cbsnews.com
FBI investigates after woman dies in Texas jail
The family of 28-year-old Sandra Bland believes her reported hanging is suspicious. Cell phone video allegedly shows her arrest last week after a routine traffic stop before she was found dead Monday. Sherry Williams of CBS affiliate KHOU reports on the victim’s revealing social media postscbsnews.com