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DPD Releases Videos of Diamond S. Ross Dying in Police Custody, Family Wants Action

The Dallas Police Department (DPD) released three separate videos on Nov. 6 that detailed the final moments of Diamond S. Ross’ life. The videos were made public almost a year after an internal investigation by the department, according to the Dallas Morning News. Ross, 34, died from a drug overdose…

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Queens Mother Lavona Batts Sues Catholic School for Telling Her Son He Could Not Wear His Hair in Cornrows

Lavona Batts’ 8-year-old son attended his first day of school at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Jamaica, Queens, wearing his hair in cornrows. When his grandmother, Joan, picked him up, the principal rubbed the top of the boy’s head and said, “We don’t accept this,” according to Batts’ complaint. The…

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Marriott’s Arne Sorenson in One-on-One Interview with DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson

Marriott International (No. 2 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) President and CEO Arne Sorenson discusses a range of topics, from purpose to allyship, in a one-on-one interview with DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson. Related Video: Marriott International’s David Rodriguez on How to Increase Employee Engagement Tangibly

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Parent PLUS College Loans Disproportionately Burden Black Families, HBCUs

Student debt is not out of the ordinary for families in the U.S., but a Medill News Service report shows parent borrowing is disproportionately burdening Black families and those who attend historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The federal government’s Parent PLUS Loan is becoming popular among lower-income parents as…

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Farmington School Resource Officer Resigns Unpunished after Use of Excessive Force on 11-Year-Old Girl

A veteran school resource officer in Farmington, N.M., has resigned after video footage caught him violently brutalizing and slamming an 11-year-old Black female student to the ground. The incident happened on Aug. 27 at Mesa View Middle School in New Mexico. The officer, Zachary Christensen, used excessive force on the…