‘Clean Slate’ Legislation Aimed at DC's Criminal Record System

Washington Informer, News Report, Tatyana Hopkins, Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday announced legislation that could make it easier for D.C. residents to seal their criminal records and give them “a clean slate.”

Bias against hiring African Americans hasn’t budged


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Sep 18, 2017

Rates of discrimination against African Americans did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind.

A Noose—No, 2 Nooses—Grow in Brooklyn


The Root, News Report, Angela Helm, Posted: Sep 18, 2017

Not trying to be flip, but what can you say when lynching paraphernalia is being spread around the United States like Whole Foods in the hood?

White cop is acquitted of murdering a black man


NorthStar News Today, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Sep 15, 2017

A former St. Louis police officer, who told his partner he intended to kill a black man moments before shooting him to death, was acquitted by a judge following a bench trial.


NOPD Lauded for New System That Detects Faulty Cop Practices


Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2017

The New Orleans Police Department has implemented a new $4 million system that gathers data about individual police officers in order to monitor performance.

African-American Museum Celebrates First Anniversary


Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Sep 14, 2017

In its inaugural year, the museum has welcomed nearly 3 million visitors, and increased the number of items in its permanent collection to nearly 40,000.


Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages


Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Beth Baker, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

Stanford University created an informal, but legally binding letter elders can write stating their end-of-life wishes to family members and doctors in any of eight languages.

Jobless Rate for Black Men Climbs as Job Creation Slows


The NorthStar News, News Report, Posted: Sep 05, 2017

Jobs were created in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, healthcare and mining.


Brain Health for a Song--Aging and the Arts


Caribbean Today/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Davis, Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Could doctors prescribe music or art to forestall the effects of dementia? Researchers at a recent conference say yes—the worst is not inevitable.

Former FBI Director James Comey gets a chair at Howard University


NorthStar News Today, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Aug 25, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey has been named Howard University’s Opening Convocation keynote speaker.

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