New York attorney general files lawsuit against police department over excessive force against protesters

New York’s state attorney general on Thursday sued New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city’s police commissioner over allegations the police used excessive force against racial justice protesters after the killing of George Floyd in May. The federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleges the police repeatedly and without… Read More New York attorney general files lawsuit against police department over excessive force against protesters

Statue of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns to replace Confederate General Robert Lee in U.S. Capitol

A statue of Black civil rights activist Barbara Johns, who played a key role in the desegregation of the public school system, will be installed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, officials said on Monday, replacing one of a leader of the pro-slavery Confederacy. Johns was 16 when she led classmates at her all-Black Virginia high… Read More Statue of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns to replace Confederate General Robert Lee in U.S. Capitol