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Official defends Mississippi Capitol Police pursuits

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid backlash over the fatal shooting of a Mississippi man, the state’s top law enforcement official said officers of a special police unit in the capital city of Jackson will not change the way they pursue suspects. Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell met with community members following a spate of recent shootings involving the Capitol Police, a unit that patrols areas around state government buildings and other neighborhoods near downtown Jackson. “Anytime there is a loss of life, it’s tragic,” Tindell said Thursday night at a Jackson church. “But we can’t be deterred in trying to make the city safe and doing policing the way it’s supposed to be done.” Jaylen Lewis, 25, was shot during an encounter Sunday night with Capitol Police officers. He later died. According to the Department of Public Safety, the officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the shooting occurred. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave until an internal investigation is completed, a department spokesperson said.
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I’m Done Watching True Crime Romanticizing White People—And That’s Most of It

Jeffrey Dahmer is the latest leading man on Netflix. His name is a familiar one to many viewers, especially fans of true crime. But the details of what he did have been obscured by time; I was a very young child when Dahmer was nearing the end of his reign of terror, inflicted primarily on Black people.Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is both a standard entry in the true crime genre and a unique one. Instead of unfolding from the killer’s perspective, the Netflix drama details the heinous nature of Dahmer’s actions through the true story of Glenda Cleveland, a...
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Brazil's youngest voters betting on 76-year-old candidate

At a samba bar in Rio de Janeiro, three university students are engaged in a vigorous political debate as they count down the days to Brazil's presidential elections. "I am the only 'favelada' (slum-dweller) in my (university) physics course, all the other students are from the elitist areas of Rio, like Ipanema," said Brasil, who hopes there will be more like her under a new Lula government.

Ministers ‘dragging feet’ on adding Black history to curriculum, teaching leader warns

Teachers have accused the government of dragging its feet on including Black history in the national curriculum.As Black History Month begins, the president of the National Education Union (NEU) has questioned why the government needs two years to commit to making the curriculum more inclusive.Currently, Black history doesn’t feature in the national curriculum, meaning it is not compulsory to be taught in UK schools – something that campaigners and teachers have been lobbying to change for a number of years.Calls to decolonise the curriculum and boost diversity in schools, colleges and universities gained momentum over the past year following demonstrations...

What You Never Knew About Coolio

The music world lost a true hip-hop innovator on September 28, 2022, when rapper Coolio died at age 59. "He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly," said Sheila Finegan, one of Coolio's managers, in a statement to USA Today. As his obituary...

Be Safe Out There: The OnStar Guardian App Is There When You Need It

This editorial is brought in collaboration with OnStar. Leaving the house and returning in one piece is a luxury that has become all too common. And since family is the cornerstone of many communal units, ensuring those you love the most are safe and secure ranks high on the importance scale.

Storer College in Harpers Ferry celebrates 155 years

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (DC News Now) — Storer College in Harpers Ferry is one of the hidden gems of West Virginia history. It has a special mountain state and Black history heritage and celebrates its 155th anniversary this weekend. “If you want to look at a place that you see the full range of civil […]

Stacey Abrams accused of using "black trauma" to get votes

Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams, Trayvon Martin-Jim Crow tweet draws criticism. "Stacy Abrams is lagging in poll numbers for her gubernatorial re-match against Brian Kemp. A Fox News poll has her 7 points behind the incumbent governor among likely voters. Abrams enjoys 91% party loyalty: however, she’s still underachieving with Black voters", according to Fox.