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Community-based social justice organizations filed amicus curiae brief in NC Supreme Court in support of City of Greensboro appeal to remove gag order preventing City Council from discussing police body camera video

Community-based social justice organizations filed amicus curiae brief in NC Supreme Court in support of City of Greensboro appeal to remove gag order preventing City Council from discussing police body camera video

RALEIGH – 14 grassroots organizations, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation and the City of Durham filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of the City of Greensboro’s appeal in In The Matter Of Custodial Law Enforcement Recording Sought By The City Of...

Introducing The 2019 Woke 100

Introducing The 2019 Woke 100

Welcome to Essence’s 2019 Woke 100. This year’s list includes women who exemplify the true meaning of being change agents and power players. Working in areas from social justice to politics to entertainment, they inspire not only us here but also others around...

How To Vote In An Election

How To Vote In An Election

Every election year, people wonder whether their votes matter. And yet, every election year, important races are decided by the narrowest of margins.

Chief: Officer’s Proud Boys membership didn’t break policy

Chief: Officer’s Proud Boys membership didn’t break policy

A Connecticut police officer’s membership in the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, didn’t violate department policies, the town’s police chief has concluded in response to a civil rights group’s concerns.