March 09, 2023

Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell, left, confers with Jackson Police Chief James Davis during a town hall meeting to address youth crime issues in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi Senate OKs bill that expands police in majority-Black state capitol

The majority-white and Republican-led Mississippi Senate voted Tuesday to pass its version of a bill that would allow an expanded role for state police and appointed judges inside the majority-Black capital city of Jackson, which is led by Democrats. “It is vastly improved from where it started, but it is still a snake,” Democratic Sen.

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Lyft and Uber Drivers of Color Say They Were Fired by Apps for No Legitimate Reason

By Candace Mcduffie Data that was recently released by Rideshare Drivers United and the Asian Law Caucus revealed that two-thirds of Lyft and Uber drivers in California had experienced deactivation by the respective apps. Additionally, the deactivation affected people of color disproportionately. Of the drivers surveyed, thirty percent said that they were never given a legitimate reason as to

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Howard University to Host Screening of The Marshall Project and VICE News‚Äô ‚ÄėInside Story‚Äô Series Analyzing Criminal Justice System

By Sholnn Z. Freeman On March 15, Howard University will host a special screening and panel discussion of ‚Äč‚ÄčInside Story,¬†the new video series produced by the¬†Marshall Project¬†and¬†VICE News, that informs people both inside and outside of prison walls. An episode in the series features¬†Stanley Andrisse, M.B.A., Ph.D, endocrinologist scientist and an assistant professor at the

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FAMU Partners with Bisk to Launch Cybersecurity Bootcamp

By Andrew Skerritt The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Science & Technology received a $1.42 million grant from the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity to launch online cybersecurity bootcamps targeting both adult and college learners. This collaborative project between FAMU and its partner Bisk, announced the launch of cybersecurity

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TSU Holds Vigil In Remembrance of Earthquake Victims In Turkey, Syria

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University students held a vigil on campus to remember the massive loss of their loved ones in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquakes on Feb. 6. As of Feb 18, more than 44,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured after magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes struck Turkey

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More than a dozen Memphis fire and police personnel charged in beating of Tyre Nichols

By¬†Minyvonne Burke More than a dozen Memphis fire and police department employees have been charged in connection with the¬†fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, a city official said Tuesday at the end of its investigation into Nichols’ death in January. Memphis Chief Legal Officer Jennifer Sink said both agencies have been conducting administrative investigations to determine

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CAU Professor Named One of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine Top ‚Äú40 and Under‚ÄĚ Scholars

Courtesy of Clark Atlanta University The annual Emerging Scholars edition was published on Jan. 19, 2023, and profiled 15 scholars from throughout the country who are making their mark in the academy through teaching, research and service. Currie is the only scholar from an HBCU, as well as the only one from Georgia, to make the list. Diverse, which first published

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