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NYPD officers face questions about Eric Garner’s death in rare judicial inquiry

NYPD officers face questions about Eric Garner’s death in rare judicial inquiry

Eric Garner’s mother and other police reform advocates have begun questioning New York Police Department officers in court as part of a judicial inquiry on issues surrounding her son’s death, pressing them on topics ranging from erroneously charging Garner with felony cigarette tax evasion to texting a colleague shortly after Garner’s death that, “It’s not…MORE

‘Rust’ crew members reportedly used guns with live ammunition hours before deadly shooting on set

‘Rust’ crew members reportedly used guns with live ammunition hours before deadly shooting on set

Crew members on the set of “Rust” used guns with live ammunition and engaged in a pastime called “plinking” hours before Halyna Hutchins was killed, founder and CEO of The Wrap, Sharon Waxman, told CNN’s Don Lemon Monday night, citing information from an individual with knowledge of the set. One of the guns used was…MORE

Amid a cascade of crises, Haiti’s fuel shortage could be the worst

Amid a cascade of crises, Haiti’s fuel shortage could be the worst

An eerie silence lingers over Hospital Universitaire de la Paix in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. Footsteps echo through empty hallways. The normal beeps and whirs of hospital equipment are absent. The organized chaos of a city emergency room is replaced by empty chairs strung with caution tape. The stillness is pierced only by the…MORE

Man convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father is denied parole
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Man convicted in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father is denied parole

One of the men convicted in the murder of James Jordan, father of basketball legend Michael Jordan, was denied parole, according to Greg Thomas, a spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Daniel Green and his co-defendant, Larry Demery, were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in the July…MORE

Alabama governor instructs state agencies to fight federal Covid-19 vaccine mandates

Alabama governor instructs state agencies to fight federal Covid-19 vaccine mandates

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed an executive order directing state executive branch agencies to cooperate with the Alabama attorney general’s office as it challenges the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates and, when possible, to not comply with the federal effort. “I am adamantly opposed to federal mandates related to the Covid-19 vaccine and…MORE

They defended the 2020 election against Trump’s lies. Now they are running for higher office in states that could decide 2024
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They defended the 2020 election against Trump’s lies. Now they are running for higher office in states that could decide 2024

Last December, when Georgia state Rep. Bee Nguyen joined a virtual legislative hearing revisiting the 2020 election, she had done her homework. Nguyen spent the days before examining the lists of voters who the Trump campaign alleged may have committed election fraud in Georgia. She studied the public records, called several voters and, in one…MORE

Claudette Colvin was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Now she’s fighting to get her record expunged

Claudette Colvin was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Now she’s fighting to get her record expunged

Claudette Colvin, a civil rights pioneer who in March 1955, at the age of 15, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White person on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, is seeking to get her conviction expunged. Colvin’s legal team said Monday it plans to file a request Tuesday with a Montgomery…MORE

Attorney General Garland faces relentless GOP pressure after issuing memo on school board threats
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Attorney General Garland faces relentless GOP pressure after issuing memo on school board threats

A Justice Department memo that has put Attorney General Merrick Garland in the center of the roiling political controversy over masks and history lessons in schools continues to fuel Republican fire towards the department. Congressional Republicans have been unrelenting in their criticisms of the October 4 memo, which laid out how the department would work…MORE

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SNOOP DOGG MOTHER, BEVERLY TATE, DIES

SNOOP DOGG MOTHER, BEVERLY TATE, DIES

Snoop Dogg’s mother, Beverly Tate, has died … this according to her own son. The rapper broke the news Sunday, posting a tribute to her on Instagram and writing … “Thank u god for giving me an angel 🕊 for a mother 💖🙏🏽🌹💝 TWMA.” There’s another post where he thanks his mom for having him.…

Spike Lee, Nate Parker sued for copyright infringement over ‘American Skin’

Spike Lee, Nate Parker sued for copyright infringement over ‘American Skin’

Two independent filmmaking brothers claim that Parker and Lee’s 2019 film stole several elements from their 2017 screenplay. Spike Lee and Nate Parker were hit with a lawsuit over copyright infringement by independent filmmakers and brothers Selton and Langston Shaw. The Shaws claim that Lee and Parker’s film, American Skin, stole from their screenplay, A…

Diddy puts Kim Porter’s Los Angeles home on the market

Diddy puts Kim Porter’s Los Angeles home on the market

Sean “Diddy” Combs asks $7 million for the mansion in a listing on CompassThe Los Angeles home that Sean “Diddy” Combs purchased for Kim Porter, his ex-girlfriend and the late mother of three of his children, is now up for sale. The music mogul put the mansion in the city’s Toluca Lake neighborhood on the…

‘She’s a completely different shade’: Critics claim Beyonce’s skin tone has been lightened in new Tiffany ad to make her look ‘white European’ – and say it sends a message that it’s ‘more desirable’ than being black

‘She’s a completely different shade’: Critics claim Beyonce’s skin tone has been lightened in new Tiffany ad to make her look ‘white European’ – and say it sends a message that it’s ‘more desirable’ than being black

• Date Night, a new advert released by luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co this week sees Beyonce, Jay-Z, and their daughter Blue Ivy appear together• However, some critics have suggested Beyonce’s skin tone in the commercial looks considerably lighter than it really is• Writer Dominique Samuels said it ‘sends out the message lighter skin…