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Lawsuit settled over violent arrest of Black mother in Texas
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Lawsuit settled over violent arrest of Black mother in Texas

A civil rights lawsuit was reportedly settled last week stemming from a violent arrest of a Black mother in Texas that was caught in video. The city of Fort Worth agreed to a $150,000 settlement after Jacqueline Craig was tackled to the ground by an officer during an arrest in 2016, reported NBC DFW. Police had responded to a call after Craig’s neighbor allegedly choked her son. The neighbor told an officer that Craig’s son littered. The officer involved in the incident reportedly told Craig to teach her son not to litter, to which she responded to the officer that choking her son was not appropriate and that there was no proof her son had littered. The situation escalated with the officer threatening to jail Craig, whom he tackled to the ground as he tried to arrest her. The charge...
Students outraged after video shows police arrest Black man on university campus in Texas
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Students outraged after video shows police arrest Black man on university campus in Texas

Many students expressed outrage after video circulated showing police at the University of North Texas in Denton arrest a young Black man for allegedly trespassing at a job fair. Video of the incident went viral after it was posted on Twitter on Wednesday. University police replied to the tweet with a statement saying officers responded to a call reporting a disturbance at an event inside the UNT union building. "Officers talked to the individual and asked him to leave the event. The individual continued to create a disturbance and was arrested related to this. No force was used related to this arrest.” In the video, someone can be heard asking the officers why they were arresting the man. The man handcuffed responds saying he gave officers his student ID. just watched @...
Woman shot after allegedly opening fire inside Dallas airport; reportedly once told cops she was Chris Brown’s wife
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Woman shot after allegedly opening fire inside Dallas airport; reportedly once told cops she was Chris Brown’s wife

A woman was reportedly shot by police after she pulled out a weapon and opened fire inside an airport in Dallas today. The shooting was reported just after 11 a.m. at Dallas Love Field Airport causing flight operations to temporarily stop. Witnesses said the woman threatened to blow up the airport after she yelled something about her marriage, according to NBC5 DFW. A Dallas police officer responded to the incident and shot the woman. Police identified the woman as 37-year-old Portia Odufuwa. Police officials reportedly said after Odufuwa was dropped off she went into a restroom inside the airport and changed clothes. She left the restroom wearing different clothes then pulled out a gun and appeared to start firing shots, mostly toward the ceiling. Surveillance video reportedly show...
Black family in Houston threatened with racist flyers; tires slashed in new neighborhood
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Black family in Houston threatened with racist flyers; tires slashed in new neighborhood

A Black family in the Houston suburb of Kingwood was reportedly targeted with racist flyers warning them to leave their new neighborhood. A Black woman had just moved into the residence a few weeks ago with her roommate and daughter when the flyers were posted, according to ABC13. The woman reportedly said the flyers were posted within 24 hours. She found the second flyer when she woke up the next day, which said "last warning." Sometime after the flyers were left at her home, she found her tires slashed and noticed four men fleeing the scene in an SUV. The woman told ABC13 she is scared for her life after the incidents. Police are investigating the possible hate crime. More about the racist incidents can be found here.
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Texas educators propose removing the word “slavery” from education

In the latest attempts to undermine American history and promote lies, a group of “educators” in Texas proposed the word  “slavery” be replaced in social studies curriculum. A group of nine educators wanted to replace what is known as slavery with the term “involuntary relocation” and submitted the proposal to the state Board of Education. The idea was proposed for second-grade students. Immigrants who came to America from European countries, for example, would be considered people who came via “voluntary relocation.” Texas is one of many states where right-wing lawmakers and educators have tried to remove race-related education from the classroom,  following the recent move to ban “Critical Race Theory” from school education — a college-level course that is not standard in upper educati...
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Texas senator shares racist tweets after Obama comments on Roe v. Wade reversal

A Texas senator shockingly shared two racist tweets on Saturday in response to a statement former President Obama posted on Twitter disapproving of the SCOTUS’ Roe v. Wade reversal. Obama shared a tweet on Saturday, which said: “Today, the Supreme Court not only reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, it relegated the most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues—attacking the essential freedoms of millions of Americans.” In response, the senator suggested the U.S. Supreme Court now direct its attention to Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board … landmark cases that ended Jim Crow laws and desegregated schools. Criticism of the senator’s comments were swift, but there have yet to be any calls from state officials for him to step down. Tex...