Newspaper Apologizes for Offensive Slavery Cartoon

Source: Diversity Inc./Chris Hoenig A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after publishing an editorial cartoon that compared air travel to the slave trade. In its Saturday edition, the Lancaster New Era ran a cartoon that depicts a couple standing before a diagram of the seating chart for a slave ship. “Must be where the airlines got their idea for passenger seating,” the …

Justice Department Study to Explore Police Bias

Source: Melanie Eversley/USA Today At the end of a summer that has included several controversial and sometimes fatal confrontations between police and unarmed black people, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that his office is spearheading a study of potential law enforcement bias in five to-be-named cities. The fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which …

Black Lawyers Investigating Police in 25 Cities with History of Police Misconduct

Source: National Bar Association Washington, DC — Pamela J. Meanes, President of the National Bar Association, announces the top 25 cities that the organization will send open records requests in an effort to end nationwide police misconduct and brutality cases that result in the deaths of unarmed individuals.On September 1, 2014, the National Bar Association will begin filing open records requests in 25 cities that have been identified as having an alleged history of police misconduct and brutality cases. The …