United States

8/15/2017

Police were alerted at around 6:40pm Monday. The boy being accused of the damage will be charged with willful and malicious destruction of property.

When police officers arrived on the scene, they found the suspect being held down by two bystanders. According to witnesses, the accused had been seen throwing what appeared to be a rock at the memorial, according to a Boston Police Department report.

The BPD’s Civil Rights Unit is also investigating the incident to decide whether or not additional charges will be filed.

8/9/2017

Fania Davis thinks the time has come for a truth-telling process about racial injustice in the United States, and she is working to make it a reality. We sat down with her and her colleague, Jodie Geddes, to discuss their vision for a national process, what they hope it would achieve, and what they have learned from their conversations with local leaders so far.

8/8/2017

On Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

On Monday, dozens came together for the annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Ceremony at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii in downtown Honolulu.

8/8/2017

A New York congresswoman is vowing to fight the Army after it told her it will not rename two streets at a New York City base that are currently named after Confederate generals.

The controversy centers on Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue in Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton. Both Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson spent time at the base in the 1840s prior to the start of the Civil War.

8/2/2017

After the announcement of HBO’s controversial new series Confederate, from the Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss, Amazon has revealed the premise of its own alternative-history series, Black America.

The project, which has been in the works for over a year, is being spearheaded by the Straight Outta Compton and Girls Trip producer Will Packer and the Black Jesus co-creator Aaron McGruder, Deadline reports.

7/13/2017

As grassroots efforts to confront the legacy of racial injustice in the United States take hold from New Orleans to Maine and beyond, how can transitional justice experiences around the world inform their work? That was a major focus of a recent conference ICTJ co-convened, hosted by Kean University.

7/11/2017

Almost 80 years ago, Lilly Cassirer surrendered her family's priceless Camille Pissarro painting to the Nazis in exchange for safe passage out of Germany during the Holocaust.

For nearly 20 years, the Jewish woman's heirs have been trying to get it back.

On Monday the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the family is entitled to its day in court as it makes its case as to why Spain's Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum should hand over a painting that has been a centerpiece of its $2 billion collection since 1993.

7/7/2017

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan received an apology and a multimillion-dollar payment from the Canadian government after a court ruling said his rights were abused.

7/5/2017

Toronto-born man who was held at Guantánamo Bay after admitting killing a US soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15 is to receive an apology and a reported $10.5 million (£6.3 million) compensation from the Canadian government.

Agreement has been reached between the government in Ottowa and lawyers acting on behalf of Omar Khadr seven years after the country's supreme court ruled the participation of Canadian officials in his Guantánamo interrogation “offends the most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of detained youth suspects.”

6/13/2017

A student group demanded reparations for slavery at the University of Chicago and the creation of an African American studies department in an article published in early June and first reported Monday.

Reparations at UChicago Working Group, a student group at the University of Chicago, made these demands and others in a Chicago Reporter article, according to Campus Reform.

“Black people do not need a seat at the university’s reparations table,” wrote the group. “They need to own that table and have full control over how reparations are structured.”

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