TONYA MOSLEY, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Tonya Mosley. This week, the late rapper Tupac Shakur would have turned 52 years old. He was killed in 1996 at the age of 25. And over the decades, a flurry of books and documentaries have been created and written about his short life and the way […]

Courtesy The Krudys Law Firm, PLC Irvo Otieno was in the midst of a mental health crisis when he was being processed at a hospital, his family has said. CNN  —  The family of a Black man who died after being pinned to the ground in handcuffs and leg irons for 12 minutes at a […]

Conference Focuses on a Radical Approach Through the Use of Restorative Practices BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The International Institute for Restorative Practices Graduate School (IIRP) and Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) join together to present the 2023 IIRP World Conference on restorative practices. The Conference “Building Thriving Communities: A Radical Approach Through […]

HOUSTON (AP) — It’s almost 10 p.m. and still a sweltering, sticky 95 degrees when Texas Southern’s Ocean of Soul band marches onto the top of a parking garage a stone’s throw from downtown Houston. The glittering skyline is close enough to provide some illumination to the dimly lit structure. It reveals beads of sweat […]

The State Department is working to repatriate a family of 10 American citizens stranded in Syria, where they are among the tens of thousands of people effectively imprisoned in desert camps and detention centers from the war against the Islamic State, according to officials. The transfer would make them the largest group brought back to […]

Nadine Young holds a childhood photograph of her grandchildren, including Ta’Kiya Young, center, at the law offices of the family attorney in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Ta’Kiya Young was shot and killed on Aug. 24 by Blendon Township police outside an Ohio supermarket. The 21-year-old was pregnant and due to give birth […]

Bryan Williams at his peak with the All Blacks Photo: Courtesy of Sir Bryan Williams By Mary Afemata of Pacific Media Network When Tuifa’asisina Sir Bryan Williams watched Family Faith Footy – A Pasifika Rugby Story, it brought him to tears. Williams – who carries the name Tuifa’asisina as his Samoan chief title – saw […]

5 September 2023 Chris Kaba, 24, was fatally shot by a firearms officer from the Metropolitan Police one year ago on 5 September 2022 in Streatham, London. The family are still waiting for answers and a charging decision from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).   This Saturday (9 September) the 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities on Friday released bodycam video showing a police officer fatally shooting Ta’Kiya Young in her car in what her family denounced as a “gross misuse of power and authority” against the pregnant Black mother. Sean Walton, an attorney representing Young’s family, said the video clearly shows that the Aug. […]

Images are unavailable offline. Keith Wright, second left, is flanked by his daughters Kelsey Smith-Wright, left, and Jodi Smith-Wright, and CRARR executive director Fo Niemi, right, at a news conference in Montreal on Aug. 29. Christinne Muschi/The Canadian Press A Black Montreal family alleges they were victims of racial profiling by Air Canada when they […]

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