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April 2017

Black Soul Science > 2017 > April > 04 (Page 9)

Justice Department Delays Reform Of Baltimore Police

[ad_1] Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department late Monday asked a federal judge for more time to “review and assess” a proposed agreement to overhaul the Baltimore Police Department, saying it needed to determine how it might interfere with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new focus on fighting violent crime. The request for a 90-day continuance came three days before a scheduled hearing before a federal judge, and just hours after Sessions announced he had ordered a sweeping review of the Justice Department’s interactions with local law enforcement, including such court-enforceable improvement plans with troubled police agencies. The department cited several reasons...

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For Fox News women, fear and silence amid O'Reilly controversy

[ad_1] There are women at Fox News who want to speak up. But they're afraid. They've seen other women stand up for themselves -- against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, against host Bill O'Reilly -- and lose their jobs as a result. Meanwhile, they've seen those men defended and handsomely compensated by the company. They've been told there is an anonymous hotline they can call. But they're afraid to call it because of a belief that the company is monitoring their phones. ...

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Library Of Congress And Smithsonian Team Up To Buy Rare Photo Of Harriet Tubman

[ad_1] Source: The Washington Post / Getty With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. It’s part of a 44-photo collection that also includes the only known photo of John Willis Menard, the first African-American man elected to the U.S. Congress. “We are so thrilled.The institutions have agreed to joint ownership and will digitize the...

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