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A panel of federal judges on Monday began a review Alabama’s redrawn congressional map which opponents argue blatantly defies the court’s mandate to create a second district where Black voters have an opportunity to influence the outcome of an election By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press August 14, 2023, 1:36 PM ET • 3 min read […]

JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press 3 days ago FILE – This Dec. 10, 2020 photo provided by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office shows Louisiana State Police Trooper Jacob Brown. A federal jury in Louisiana on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, acquitted Brown charged with violating the civil rights of a Black motorist despite body camera footage that […]

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office/AP Louisiana State Police Trooper Jacob Brown is shown in a photo provided by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. CNN  —  A federal jury has acquitted Louisiana State Police Trooper Jacob Brown, who was charged with a single count of deprivation of rights under color of law, for the beating of a […]

After two hours of deliberation, a jury in Gainesville, Florida, convicted David Emanuel, 62, on all counts for committing hate crimes for his racially motivated attack on a group of Black men who were surveying land along a public road in Rosewood, Florida. On March 15, Emanuel was charged with willfully intimidated of the victims, […]

The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration for five years, including a big increase in subsidies for airlines providing flights to smaller markets. The chamber voted 351-67 to approve the bill, which would authorize $104 billion for the agency through 2028, increase authorized spending levels for . […]

A former suburban Detroit police officer is facing a federal civil rights charge after the officer repeatedly punched a Black man in the face and slammed his head into the ground. Matthew Rodriguez, the former Warren police officer, was charged by the U.S. attorney’s office with using excessive force against 19-year-old Jaquwan Smith. Smith was […]

A suburban Detroit police officer who punched a 19-year-old Black man in the face and slammed his head to the ground is now facing a federal civil rights crime July 10, 2023, 12:45 PM ET • 2 min read WARREN, Mich. — A suburban Detroit police officer who punched a young Black man in the […]

A Florida man pleaded guilty yesterday to two federal hate crimes for attacking two Black women with a gun. According to the plea agreement, using force or a threat of force, Frederick Eugene Pierallini III, 27, willfully intimidated the victims and interfered with their enjoyment of federally protected activities because of their race and color. […]

The African American Federal Executive Association (AAFEA)  announced this week that Larry L. Johnson graduated from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Fellows Program. “I was humbled to be accepted into the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Fellows Cohort #5,” Johnson wrote on LinkedIn, adding that […]

Washington — A 6-year-old Afghan boy brought to the U.S. after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021 died last week while in federal government custody, marking the third such death this year, a U.S. official told CBS News Thursday. The Afghan child had a terminal illness, according to the U.S. official, who requested […]


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