Migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard on planes chartered by DeSantis received a brochure that falsely promised cash, job placement and more, lawyers say
Mid-air, the migrants learned they were bound for Martha's Vineyard rather than Boston and those who had "induced" them to travel under "these false pretenses disappeared, lawyers representing some of them say.news.yahoo.com
San Antonio-area school districts look to offer African-American studies course
SAN ANTONIO – An African American studies course is gradually being incorporated into school districts across the state. Districts that are already on board include the San Antonio Independent School District, Judson Independent School District and most recently, the North East Independent School District. Lawrence Scott, assistant professor of educational leadership at Texas A&M San Antonio, was a part of that initiative. “We have to start having some real cogent and critical conversations about race and equity with real data,” Scott said. This will be the conduit course that will facilitate those conversations,” he said.
San Antonio professor speaks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s less told legacies
SAN ANTONIO – We’ve all heard of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, protesting for civil rights. What’s often less spoken about is King’s fight for better wages for underpaid factory workers in Atlanta and his Vietnam War protest. “We posthumously romanticize (King) now,” said Dr. Lawrence Scott, assistant professor of educational leadership at Texas A&M San Antonio. We have San Antonio ISD, we have Judson ISD, and then Northeast (ISD),” Scott said. Scott says he is continuing King’s mission to make sure equality and equity extends to education.
How San Antonians can get involved in the virtual MLK march this year
SAN ANTONIO – The Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in San Antonio will look a lot different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Alamo City is known for having the largest MLK Day march in the nation, which roughly attracts 300,000 participants every year. But in the midst of the pandemic, the MLK Commission has had to pivot and adjust. Renee Watson, chair of the MLK Commission, joined Leading SA on Sunday to discuss what we can expect for this year’s celebration. Watson and the MLK Commission are asking community members not to march together due to the uptick in area coronavirus cases.
What to know about San Antonio’s 2021 virtual Martin Luther King Jr. March
Click here to view the 2021 virtual Martin Luther King Jr. March. For the first time since it started in 1987, one of the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches in the United States is going virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last year’s Chair for the San Antonio MLK Jr. Commission, Dr. Keely Petty, said the decision was made to protect the thousands of marchers. The city is also requiring any gathering in Pittman Sullivan Park or ML King Park to be in accordance with health guidelines for outdoor gatherings and observe social distancing. Read more stories about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in San Antonio and beyond on our Voices Of A Nation page.
Two brothers reflect on Million Man March 25th anniversary through documentary
San Antonio – After months of working on creating a documentary about the Million Man March, two brothers were able to bring the project to fruition just in time for the historical event’s 25th anniversary. The footage and photos used were captured by Leo Edwards, 70, who attended the march October 16, 1995. “I went to the march to videotape the event,” Leo Edwards said. “This was all before the internet and to gather that many people to come to D.C. was just an unbelievable experience,” Leo Edwards said. That synergy brought people together and that synergy still exists 25 years later.”“He inspired so many,” said Leo Edwards.
Former Chattanooga Police Officer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
Desmond Logan, 35, a former officer with the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD), was sentenced by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Logan will serve 20 years in prison with three years of supervised release for crimes involving sexual misconduct while on duty. Logan previously pleaded guilty to two civil rights offenses on Sept. 12, 2019. The Department of Justice will vigorously prosecute officers who commit sexual assault, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division. This case is a reminder that sexual assault allegations involving law enforcement officers should be fully investigated.justice.gov
North Carolina Nail Salon Owner Charged with Forced Labor of an Employee
Human trafficking is our generations form of physical and psychological captivity. Forced labor deprives victims their basic human rights and strips away their dignity. Labor trafficking schemes are deplorable and do not have place in modern society. My office remains committed to combatting all forms of human trafficking and holding perpetrators accountable for their criminal actions, said U.S. Attorney Murray. If convicted of forced labor, the defendant faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, as well a mandatory restitution.justice.gov
Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Announcing the United States v. Patrick Wood Crusius Indictment
Hello, my name is Eric Dreiband and I am the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Justice. As Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, it is both my duty and my privilege to enforce the federal civil rights laws and, with our dedicated law enforcement colleagues, to protect the civil rights of all persons in our country. It is the duty of government to secure these rights, and one way we do so is by enforcing federal hate crimes laws. Today, we and the grand jury allege that the Defendant committed federal hate crimes, and that he committed these violent crimes to frighten and intimidate the Hispanic community. I now turn the podium over to Luis Quesada, the FBIs Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso FBI office.justice.gov
BLACK HISTORY MISSING IN YOUTH
Hello Parents,This month is a time when we celebrate African American history. I thought that it would be nice to ask students this question and to my surprise the answers mostly surrounded Martin Luther King Jr. The other answers I got were that they celebrate this month in honor of Civil Rights. I then asked other students the same question and they said its about our Civil Rights. Then we need to explain that getting an education is a big part of their civil rights.saobserver.com
Orange County Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes for December 28, 2019, Machete Attack at Rabbis Home
Thomas is expected to be presented in White Plains federal court later today. Every American should be free to live and worship in safety, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division. The federal penalties for this type of attack are severe and justified. Thomas declared to dozens of assembled congregants, no one is leaving, and attacked the group with an 18-inch machete. Following the attack, Thomas traveled in a car to New York City, and he was stopped in Harlem by members of the New York City Police Department.justice.gov
American Girl unveils new Civil Rights-era doll
If you grew up in the ‘90s or have a school-age daughter, then you're probably familiar with the brand American Girl, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since 1986, the business has sold more than 29 million dolls and more than 153 million books. This summer, it will release a new historical doll, Melody, the company’s third African-American doll. Only on “CBS This Morning,” Jericka Duncan goes inside the design studio for the first exclusive look.cbsnews.com
Bob Schieffer hosts "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" live symposium
Bob Schieffer hosts "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" live symposium This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon Johnson outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Bob Schieffer, who will host "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" tonight, joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to preview the special symposium.cbsnews.com