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Black Workers, Labour Unions and Justice

For Black unionists, labor reforms, like those in education, law enforcement and politics, are more rhetoric than reality.  They must understand that reform emanates from privileged conversations and closed door decisions by leaders who do not l look like them. And given Blacks’ continuing low priority status in unions, it’s safe to conclude organized labor’s […]

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Sessions to black cops: Help us explain Trump approach to your communities

With distrust of police high and rising within the black community, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday asked African-American law enforcement leaders to serve as ambassadors for the rough-and-tumble approach to policing he and President Donald Trump favor. Sessions’ plea for NOBLE members to serve as ambassadors to black communities came just a few days […]


African Americans are more than twice as likely than whites to be killed by the police. Discussions about how to change that troubling statistic usually revolve around better recruitment and training of law-enforcement officers. While such programs are surely valuable, new research suggests the fundamental problem lies beyond such fixes: It indicates that, if there […]

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The Long, Painful History of Police Brutality in the U.S

Last month, hours after a jury acquitted former police officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile, protesters in St. Paul, Minnesota, shutdown Interstate 94. With signs that read: “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace,” the chant of “Philando, Philando” rang out as they marched down the highway […]

After Tensing mistrial, black police association president ‘questioning the system’

CINCINNATI — The president of the Sentinel Police Association in Cincinnati expressed strong disappointment in the second mistrial of a former police officer charged with murdering an unarmed motorist. Eddie Hawkins released a statement following Friday’s announcement that the jury in Ray Tensing’s case in the death of Sam DuBose was hung. “As a Black […]

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More black officers resign from SFPD union over leadership’s ‘failure’ to address minority issues

Two more black San Francisco police officers have resigned from The City’s powerful police union, claiming the organization has failed to serve its minority members and continues to be a roadblock to reform and rebuilding trust with the community. The San Francisco Police Officers’ Association has long been a vocal and at times divisive presence […]

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