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Common Helps Create Music Recording Studio At Illinois Correctional Center

Common Helps Create Music Recording Studio At Illinois Correctional Center

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Rapper Common has tapped into the power of music to capture his perspectives on life, and now he’s empowering those who are incarcerated to do the same. According to CBS Chicago, the music artist—whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn—helped create a recording studio for inmates at Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois.

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Interview: Documentary ‘Downing Of A Flag’ Explores History Of A Controversial Symbol

Interview: Documentary ‘Downing Of A Flag’ Explores History Of A Controversial Symbol

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Recently, Black high school students in Rome, Ga., protested displays of the Confederate flag at their school and were subsequently suspended. 

The flag remains a controversial symbol at times used to directly challenge and intimidate Black people demanding equality and justice.

Over the summer, PBS released a documentary exploring the history of what is commonly referred to as the Confederate Flag and the fight to remove it from the South Carolina state Capitol.Read more

Elderly Black Man In Need Of Medical Treatment Released From Georgia Hospital And Found Laying On The Ground Outside

Elderly Black Man In Need Of Medical Treatment Released From Georgia Hospital And Found Laying On The Ground Outside

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A Georgia hospital released an elderly Black man onto the street, only for him to be returned to the emergency room by emergency responders. Located in Conyers, about 20 miles east of Atlanta, Piedmont Rockdale Hospital discharged a man who, by all accounts, was clearly in need of medical attention.  

CBS-46 interviewed Conyers Deputy Chief of Police Scott Freeman, who called the hospital’s behavior “inhumane.”Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Targeting Black Communities Feeds Off Real Anxieties According To New Report

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A new report from First Draft News illustrates the depth of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation targeting Black communities. In a Twitter thread, journalist Jacquelyn Mason explained that the major narratives observed were also put in the context of broader political conversations.  

Mason and her colleagues explored the types of narratives facing Black communities online. But they also recognized that Black people weren’t a monolith and that some narratives had class and equity considerations.Read more

Capitol Police Officer Who Sympathized With Jan. 6 Attacker Indicted On Obstruction Of Justice Charges

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A member of the capitol police was indicted with two felony counts of obstruction of justice charges in connection with the Jan 6 attack. According to CBS affiliate WUSA 9, officer Michael Angelo Riley friended someone on Facebook just days before the attack.  

The day after the attack, Riley allegedly warned the user to delete posts containing photos and commentary connected to the attack on the Capitol. The Department of Justice announced Friday that Riley was arrested in connection with his actions. Read more

Examining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Complicated Legacy On Race

Examining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Complicated Legacy On Race

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UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 14, 2021 —

Originally published: Sept. 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died more than a year ago, but a new report has revived criticism of her perception when it came to the topic of race.

The second woman to be a U.S. Supreme Court Justice died at the age of 87 on Sept.… Read more

Justice For Agnes Tirop: Husband Arrested In Grisly Killing Of Kenyan Long Distance Runner

Agnes Jebet Tirop of Kenya celebrates winning bronze in the Women’s 10,000 Metres final during day two of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 28, 2019, in Doha, Qatar. | Source: Alexander Hassenstein / Getty

The husband of a Kenyan Olympic long-distance runner who was found dead this week in a grisly stabbing has been arrested, according to reports.

Agnes Tirop, 25, was found dead on Wednesday with apparent stab wounds to her neck in her home in Western Kenya.… Read more