In 2013, 461 people were shot and killed by police in the United States. One victim’s final words were released with more information in Chicago on Friday, January 15.
The New York news station, NY1, is suing the New York Police Department for charging $36,000 to see police body camera footage. A reporter for the news station sent a Freedom of Information Law request to NYPD’s legal office for 190 hours of unedited videos. Four months later, the police department said that they would only show edited clips from the camera for $36,000.
A Baltimore-based Fox affiliate apologized earlier this week for a report that included a false “kill a cop” chant supposedly echoed by protesters.
Tensions are high in Israel, but one angle that isn’t being talked about much is the explosion of racism and extremism.
It started shortly after the kidnapping of three Israeli boys in Gush Etzion, that led to an assault in Gaza which has left more than 1,000 dead.
A 15-year-old transgender teen was stabbed in the back by an attacker while riding a Green Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
The victim, a D.C. resident, was being treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening puncture wound.
A viral clip using the term “Hood Disease” to describe the impact of trauma on inner-city youth raised eyebrows last week, and rightfully so.
The term was used in a story during last Friday’s newscast on KPIX-TV, a CBS affiliate in San Francisco. The story highlighted children who lived in “virtual war zones” who repeatedly experience trauma.
Jet Magazine, the pioneering weekly magazine for African Americans that rose to prominence during the civil rights movement, will no longer publish a regular print edition.
Johnson Publishing Company, who owns the magazine, will move Jet to a digital format starting in June. Content will be delivered via web and a paid subscription app.
NBC announced that Tamron Hall will be joining Today.
The MSNBC anchor will join Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and Al Roker as a co-host for the 9 a.m. hour of Today.
In Chicago, the snow has finally come! Families have decorated their homes and stores have chimed in to the holiday spirit. This is the time where holidays really feel like holidays. I always had a soft spot for Christmas. It’s a time where you can give, receive and eat well.
I recently stumbled upon a blog written by Slate Culture blogger Aisha Harris and also viewed the debate about Harris’ proposal that Christmas should have a more culturally universal figure instead of a White Santa led by Megyn Kelly on Fox News. It was almost too entertaining to hear Megyn make it known to kids who didn’t know or maybe doubt that Santa Claus is white. And Jesus too.
Conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh – and news outlets like Fox News and the Daily Caller – are sounding the alarm on what they assert is a racial double standard in media reporting.
They’ve seized on the murder of Christopher Lane, who shot and killed by three Oklahoma teenagers because they were “bored and didn’t have anything to do.”
Two of the perpetrators are black and one is white, but that hasn’t stopped these pundits from misreporting their races, and asserting that the murder was race-related.