City of St. Anthony, Minn., Reaches $3,000,000 Settlement With Family of Philando Castile

The Root, News Report, Posted: Jun 26, 2017

The city of St. Anthony, Minn., will avoid a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Philando Castile’s family in the wake of his 2016 shooting death by paying out nearly $3 million to his family.


Vietnamese Blogger Stripped of Citizenship and Expelled


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jun 25, 2017

This is thought to be the first time, however, that they have forcibly stripped a government critic of his Vietnamese nationality.


More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database


ProPublica, News Report, A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke, Posted: Jun 23, 2017

The FBI has identified at least 120 federal agencies that aren't uploading information to the database in violation of a longstanding legal mandate.


Autopsy: Phillips Shot 11 Times, Not 10, Mortal Heart Wound from Sharply Downward Shot


ChicoSol, News Report, Dave Waddell, Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Desmond Phillips, a mentally ill young black man killed by Chico police on March 17, was hit by 11 bullets.


The Opioid Crisis in Black and White


New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered U.S. attorneys to get tough on drug crimes. He wasn't talking about white addicts, whom the opioid crisis affects the most.


Detroit Doctor Allegedly Paid by Mosque to Perform Genital Mutilation on More Than 100 Girls


India West, News Report, Staff Reporter, Posted: Jun 20, 2017

The arrests came after months of investigation in which many young girls were interviewed and asked if they had undergone the procedure.


Wave of Attacks in Vietnam to Silence Government Critics


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Jun 20, 2017

One of the cases highlighted is that of La Viet Dung, an environmental activist, who suffered a fractured skull after being hit with a brick in July 2016.

The Slants Win Huge U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment Case


AsAmnews, News Report, Posted: Jun 20, 2017

The Asian American rock band The Slants are playing a happy tune after winning a landmark first amendment case in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Ku Klux Klan's Big Recruiting Weekend


The Root, News Report, Posted: Jun 20, 2017

As neo-Nazis, Confederate leagues, lone-wolf white boys compete in the crowded arena for the white supremacist world championship, everyone seems to have forgotten about the old-school, perennial powerhouse that has reigned supreme since the Civil War.


A Safer BART for All


New America Media, Op-ed, Lateefah Simon and Nick Josefowitz, Posted: Jun 19, 2017

The BART Safe Transit Policy would ensure that money goes to transporting our riders and keeping them safe, not furthering a national anti-immigrant agenda.

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