A federal grand jury in Tampa has indicted a former Florida sheriff’s deputy on charges of violating the civil rights of an unarmed Black man, who was brutally beaten after surrendering to the officers following a brief chase last year, reports Reuters.
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Monday night’s event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.
Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, military officials this week yanked an offensive flyer that featured an image of the slain civil rights leader on an advertisement for a “fun shoot” at a Georgia Air Force base, reports the AJC.
Frances Hooks, the civil rights leader and widow of Benjamin Hooks, died Thursday.
Lewis, who tweeted he was “grateful” for the honor, reportedly cried when he was informed of the idea months ago.
Sutton died “peacefully” at Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Alta Sutton, the leader’s daughter, said.
Just months after the release of their record-breaking biopic Straight Outta Compton, it was recently announced that the legendary rap group N.W.A. will be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has criticized Black Lives Matter and other activists for standing up for their rights, told The New York Times in…