Category: Local Monitor News

Study: Great Depression Banking Policies Helped Create Urban Hot Spots

RICHMOND, Virginia—Research examining the link between hot weather and construction methods is allowing city officials to right decades-old wrongs resulting from discriminatory banking practices. A four-year study conducted by the Science Museum of Virginia shed light on discriminatory banking practice. (Photo by David Bjorgen) A four-year study conducted by the Science Museum of Virginia found

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‘I’m the Least Racist Person In This Room’: Trump, Biden Spar Over Race In Final Debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden fielded questions about race relations in America during the final presidential debate Thursday, after an intense clash on the topic in their first meeting saw Biden calling the president “racist.” The exchange was one of the more heated of the night, as Biden again took aim

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‘Made It Out’ Author Recalls Escape From Streets of New Orleans and Corporate America

Ross Williams made it out, and then he wrote a book about it. Growing up in New Orleans’ 7th Ward can be rife with challenges. The horror stories far exceed the successful ones. Ross’s journey is an exception, and an exceptional one. Surrounded by a solid family with community values, Williams attended Tulane University where

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Homicide Investigator on Leave Over Black Lives Matter Incident Was Previously Sued Over Police Work

When Cloyd Steiger was placed on administrative leave from the Washington Attorney General’s Office for causing a public scene over a waitress’s Black Lives Matter pin, it wasn’t the first time his conduct had been called into question. Steiger, a homicide investigator, was placed on leave Sept. 8 after Reese Vincent, a waitress at the Tacoma

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No-Knock Warrants: How Common They Are and Why Police Are Using Them

Author Radley Balko, an investigative journalist and the author of the book Rise of the Warrior Cop, is asked about police using the so-called no-knock warrants. In the middle of the night on March 13, Breonna Taylor was lying in her bed when she was shot at least eight times by police. Trace events backwards

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A Healthy Africa- What Story Does That Tell?

2020 has been a year of growth and clarity for African people across the globe. Are we recognizing the power that we have collectively? Do we understand that it is our time to lead? Let us take a moment to reflect on some very important facts. The African Institute for Development Policy (AIDP) released a

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Logging Efforts on Ancestral Land Pit Community Against Economic Interests

Dr. Boli Baboule Zachée, 74, wanted to spend his retirement in his ancestral land, the Ebo Forest zone,  Instead, he was forced to spend his 19-year retirement in Cameroon’s cosmopolitan capital city of Yaounde, dozens of miles away. His experience echoes those of people in 40 communities that make up the Banen indigenous group—which originated

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