Today, as demonstrators continue to fight for justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and a growing list of others, the country is getting ready to celebrate the 155th anniversary of a milestone in the liberation of Black people by way of America’s other holiday: Juneteenth. Continue reading Juneteenth: The 155-Year History of America’s Other Holiday
A black college student has been critically injured after police shot him in the head with a beanbag round during a protest in Austin, Texas. Continue reading 20-Year-Old College Student Suffers Brain Damage After Police Shoot Him With Beanbag Round at Protest
Netflix has ordered a scripted series based on the life of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla. Continue reading Netflix Orders Scripted Series About the Life of Selena Quintanilla
Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s state-owned oil behemoth, took 100% control of the sprawling Port Arthur refinery in Texas on Monday, completing a deal that was first announced last year.
A 15-year-old Texas boy was fatally shot by police Saturday night while he was the passenger in a car, authorities say.
Jordan Edwards was in the front passenger’s seat and was shot through the side window by a Balch Springs Police officer, an attorney for his family told the Dallas Morning News.
With well over 581 lynchings, Mississippi tops the list with the most total lynchings during this time, according to statistics provided by the Tuskegee Institute. Out of the 581 people who were lynched across this time span, more than 90 percent were Black. Perhaps the most well-known lynching in the state was that of 14-year-old Emmett Till.