Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s policing practices to help end the injustices facing black Americans. The Working Group is composed of the mayors of Chicago, Tampa, and Cincinnati, and the police chiefs of Baltimore, Phoenix and Columbia and will be assisted by other experts in the field with the goal of releasing actionable recommendations in the coming weeks. Read more
The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, is released.
Beyonce became the most-nominated female artist in Grammy award history as she received a leading nine nods for this year’s awards. Jane Witherspoon reports. Continue reading
The host of the Miss Universe pageant mistakenly announces Miss Colombia as the winner before correcting the mistake and announcing that the crown really goes to Miss Philippines. Mana Rabiee reports.
Many welcomed the move of the University of Missouri’s president who resigned after protests over his handling of racial tensions on campus.
A Ku Klux Klan chapter and an African-American group held overlapping demonstrations outside the South Carolina State House, where state officials removed the Confederate battle flag last week.
(REUTERS / WARNER BROTHERS / COLUMBIA/TRISTAR) – The world knew him best for his title role as Doctor Zhivago…. but Omar Sharif’s career spanned some 120 films over six decades.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signs legislation permanently removing the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, following an emotional debate spurred by the massacre of nine black churchgoers last month.
Rolling Stone retracted an explosive article Sunday (April 05) detailing an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after an outside review concluded that the story failed to follow journalistic standards.