New study shows Walking While Black has deadly consequences

The deadliest metro areas and states for pedestrians have been identified in a new report entitled Dangerous by Design issued by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition. http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/dangerous-by-design Over the past decade (2008-2017), the number of people struck and killed by drivers nationwide while walking increased 35 percent, even as overall traffic […]

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District Attorney Jackie Lacey launches Mental Health Division

LOS ANGELES, CA-Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced an expansion of her office’s efforts to help people living with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The Mental Health Division brings together deputy district attorneys whose cases involve defendants who have been declared incompetent to stand trial or are seeking alternative sentences due […]

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Black storytellers to attend Sundance on Roger Ebert Fellowship

CHICAGO–Three emerging African American women storytellers with experience in documentary film, multimedia journalism and cultural research will attend the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 on a coveted Roger Ebert Fellowship, Rogerebert.com announced. The workshop, established in honor of the late film critic by festival founder and actor Robert Redford, brings together […]

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