Civil Rights & Social Justice

Listed are 5 popular books about the black American experience that republicans want to ban.

In July 2020, Sgt. Javier Esqueda of the Joliet Police Department reportedly shared with the media exposing how police officers treated Eric Lurry, a Black man who died in police custody. Now, he's facing charges and has been ousted by the Joliet Police Officer’s Association.

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First elected in 2004, Gusman faces his fiercest challenge in years. Voters will have the opportunity to decide whether he retires from service on Dec. 11. 

Gwinnett County is one of the top ten most diversifying counties in the country. It also recently flipped Democrat within the past few election cycles. According to the SPLC Action Fund, the proposed map does not reflect the county's diverse makeup.

Kevin Gough, the attorney representing William “Roddie” Bryan, one of the three white men accused of hunting down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, stood up in court and declared before a judge that “We don’t want any more Black pastors here," in response to Al Sharpton being allowed to sit with Arbery's family.

On Wednesday, Kyle Rittenhouse took the witness stand, and some legal experts all appear to believe his testimony came off as genuine and ultimately worked in his favor. But others believe he appeared to have been coached. Many people believe the crying he did on the stand was fake.

Glynn County police Sgt. Roderic Nohilly testified that when speaking with Greg McMichael at police headquarters after the shooting, Greg told him Arbery “wasn’t out for no Sunday jog. He was getting the hell out of there,” and that he, Travis and William Bryan had him "trapped like a rat.”

On August 27, eight-year-old Black girl Fanta Bility was killed by police gunfire in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, outside of a football game at Academy Park High School. A month and a half later, only one person has been charged with murdering Fanta—a Black teenager who didn't kill anyone.

“A group of maybe 11 to 13 men surrounded us and started yelling racial slurs and telling him he was a traitor and started assaulting us,” said Kevin Maxson, who told reporters of the incident that reportedly took place in front of the Roadhouse Cafe Bar and Grill Swatara Township, Pa..

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Figueroa's wheelchair was damaged while traveling over the summer, and the replacement wheelchair provided did not properly support her needs. For people without mobility challenges, this might not seem like a big deal. Still, for Figueroa, who had particular physical support and mobility requirements, it was literally a matter of life and death.