‘No accountability’ | Justin Fairfax speaks for first time as lead attorney in wrongful death lawsuit filed by Donovon Lynch’s family

(13NewsNow.com) The press conference comes days after the Lynch family named Fairfax as lead counsel in their lawsuit against the City of Virginia Beach. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — For the first time since 13News Now reported on former Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax becoming the lead attorney for the family of Donovon Lynch, he stood alongside them in that new role and publicly addressed media … Continue reading ‘No accountability’ | Justin Fairfax speaks for first time as lead attorney in wrongful death lawsuit filed by Donovon Lynch’s family

Louisiana state troopers charged in beating of Black man..

(AP) — State prosecutors have charged three Louisiana State Police troopers accused of beating a Black motorist, hoisting him to his feet by his hair braids and bragging in text messages that the “whoopin’” would give him “nightmares for a long time.” The misdemeanor simple battery charges in the 2020 arrest of Antonio Harris come amid mounting scrutiny of the state’s premier law enforcement agency … Continue reading Louisiana state troopers charged in beating of Black man..

Donovon Lynch family’s federal lawsuit to move forward against City of Virginia Beach & Officer Solomon Simmons

A federal judge found that the Lynch family has enough evidence to complain that Virginia Beach failed to train its police officers to an appropriate standard. ( 13NewsNow.com ) Continue reading Donovon Lynch family’s federal lawsuit to move forward against City of Virginia Beach & Officer Solomon Simmons

Ex-officer Brett Hankison was found not guilty of endangering Breonna Taylor’s neighbors in a botched raid

( CNN.com ) A jury on Thursday acquitted Brett Hankison of all three counts of felony wanton endangerment in the botched raid that left Breonna Taylor dead. The former Louisville Metro Police Department detective was the only officer charged in connection with the March 2020 shooting, but the charges were not for her death. Hankison, 45, was tried for firing bullets through Taylor’s window and sliding glass door … Continue reading Ex-officer Brett Hankison was found not guilty of endangering Breonna Taylor’s neighbors in a botched raid

The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals

Wilma Rudolph By the age of 20, Tennessee’s Wilma Rudolph was the fastest woman in the world. She’d won one bronze and three gold medals, including in the 100 meters at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy. But for her family, the fact Rudolph could walk, let alone run, was the greatest miracle. At her 1940 birth in the St. Bethlehem section of Clarksville, Tennessee, … Continue reading The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals

The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals

Alice Coachman Born in Albany, Georgia in 1923, Alice Coachman was one of 10 children and a sports prodigy from an early age. As an African American, she could neither practice in local training facilities like gymnasiums or tracks, nor compete in local competitions, due to Jim Crow segregation laws in the South. Instead, she tied rags, ropes and sticks together in a field near her home and practiced … Continue reading The First African Americans to Win Olympic Medals