Current Events

Here in our current events section, you’ll find news, stories and the latest updates! 

As Change Agents, we look forward to leadership and accountability towards racial justice in all levels. 

Trending News

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Derek Chauvin, 45, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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A police officer fatally shot Mr. Wright on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn., about 10 miles from where Derek Chauvin is on trial in the killing of George Floyd.

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The National Association of Black Journalists has taken note of the assignment’s potential difficulties, calling on news organizations to make resources available to help employees cope. 

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The spike of recent violent attacks and abuse on Asian American continue to rise all over the U.S. It is difficult to detect specific numbers. 

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Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin now faces an additional murder charge in the death of George Floyd after a Hennepin County judge reinstated a count of third-degree murder.

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An independent review of the death of Elijah McClain, the 23-year-old Black man who died in Colorado after being placed in a carotid hold by police and injected with ketamine, was made public on Monday and alleges the officers had no reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk. Police officer have not been charged for the murder. 

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As the winter storm raged, historically marginalized communities were among the first to face power outages. Most being predominantly Black and Latinx communities

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 A surge in brutal attacks against Asian American seniors in the Bay Area, including one that resulted in the death of an 84-year-old Thai man, has left residents fearful and angry and activists — including Hollywood celebrities — demanding justice.

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President Biden signed four executive actions Tuesday aimed at increasing racial equity across the nation, a move the administration said was a big early step in his efforts to dismantle systemic racism

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Bernice King, youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. asks people to recognize and remember her mother, Coretta Scott King on MLK Day. 

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Hateful imagery and extremist groups, including the pro-Trump, far-right, anti-government Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters, Proud Boys, etc.  were among those descending on the halls of power on Jan. 6.

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A Baptist preacher born and raised in Georgia will become Georgia's first Black senator, breaking a barrier with historical voter suppression and distinct meaning in American politics.

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Congress approved legislation to start the process of creating a national Latino museum on the National Mall. This mall will reflect on U.S. Latinos' history and their contributions.

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The first Native American (Pueblo of Laguna) interior secretary, Deb Haaland, who will oversee our country's natural resources, and tribal lands. This is a historic moment for the 1.9 Indigenous Americans.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that is named after the Central Park Five, a group of teenagers that was infamously convicted of raping a Central Park jogger in 1989. This law requires police to videotape all interrogations of minors to prevent cops from extracting false confessions. 

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed Public Act 19-12, last year which is a better understanding of the African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino contributions to United States history, society, economy, and culture.

COVID-19

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A 91-year-old Ohio man was rushed to the hospital after he accidentally received two COVID vaccines in one day

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Alaska on Tuesday became the first state in the nation to make COVID-19 vaccinations available to anyone over the age of 16 who lives or works in the state.

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State health officials have promised that historically marginalized and underserved populations in metro counties, however there is a lower vaccination rate upon Black and Latinx population.

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Indigenous community leaders are working with health centers  to make sure their communities get vaccinated and create dialogues of trust upon vaccine.

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Dr. Susan Moore spoke upon the constant discrimination among Black patients and accused a white doctor who downplayed her Covid-19 symptoms and pain. 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine emergency authorization for people 18 and older in the United States in December and produce up to 1 billion doses.

Black and Latino Americans have some distrust to COVID vaccine due to racial and historical scientific experiments upon their communities.

Pandemic has created a particular challenge to Asian and Pacific Islander American Candidates due to surge of racist comments and attitudes.

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Public health experts talk about the intersectionality of poverty, racism, and COVID-19 as a public health crisis.

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Children of color are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 compared to white children due to their family members who are frontline workers.

Culture & Entertainment

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After years of protesting, Indigenous communities urge professional sports teams to stop using Native American names and imagery as team names and mascots. Just recently, the MLS Cleveland team decided to change its name and mascot. 

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Super Bowl ads will prominently feature social and racial justice issues such as Black Lives Matter and other approaches to combat racism.

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Five NBA players met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss social justice issues following a season where combating racial inequality and Black Lives Matter.