Author: Brian Good

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Google Investigated by the State of California Over the Company’s Treatment of Black Female Workers

In early 2021, we reported on a series of race-based issues affecting tech giant Google — including pay discrimination, potentially racist firings and even the creation of a new union designed to help protect employee rights. But even with a year’s worth of efforts within the company, it appears things…

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School in Vermont Charged in New ALCU Complaint With Failing To Protect Its Only Black Student 

In 2020, a 10th-grade Black female student attending high school in Vermont began experiencing severe harassment and racial discrimination from her classmates. The girl was new to the school, as well as the only Black student, and despite “repeated derogatory racial slurs, references to white supremacy and threats of physical…

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Black Chicago Woman Forced To Stand Naked and Handcuffed During Botched Police Raid Will Receive $2.9-Million Settlement

The city of Chicago has unanimously approved a $2.9-million settlement for Anjanette Young, who was humiliatingly forced to stand naked while handcuffed in front of a dozen officers during a police raid in 2019. Police officers mistakenly broke into her home during the botched event while pursuing a different individual…

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San Francisco Could Soon Require Paid Sick Leave for All Domestic Workers Within the City

In a groundbreaking and inclusive new labor law, nannies, house cleaners, gardeners and other domestic workers within San Francisco could soon qualify for and receive paid sick leave. The Associated Press reported that “the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Dec. 14,  unanimously passed the legislation, which the San Francisco…

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Texas Police Department Featured on A&E Show ‘Live PD’ Agrees to $5-Million Settlement in Wrongful Death of Black Man During an Arrest

Another U.S. city has agreed to a multi-million-dollar settlement in the case of a Black man wrongfully killed by police during an arrest. CNN’s Raja Razek reported that “Williamson County, Texas, announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14 that a $5-million settlement has been approved to settle a lawsuit in the wrongful…

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Derek Chauvin Plans To Change His ‘Not Guilty’ Plea in Pending Federal Case for Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

After being found guilty of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter for holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine-and-a-half minutes, Derek Chauvin may no longer be claiming innocence to additional pending charges related to the case. Janelle Griffith of NBC News reported that “Derek Chauvin,…

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Federal Investigators Probe Potential Cover-Up of Ronald Greene’s Death 2 Years After He Died Mysteriously in Police Custody

Two years after her son died tragically at the hands of police officers, a mom in Louisiana is still demanding answers and justice. Jim Mustian of the Associated Press reported that “Ronald Greene’s mother chastised Louisiana lawmakers on Monday, Dec. 13, for not acting quickly enough to hold state troopers…

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Survivors of Larry Nassar in USA Gymnastics Sexual-Abuse Case To Receive $380-Million Settlement

In a case that has unveiled some of the deepest and darkest parts of athletics, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have agreed to pay a $380-million settlement to hundreds of survivors, all of whom were sexually abused by their former team doctor Larry Nassar. NPR’s Joe…