Thursday, January 26, 2023

L.A. City Council Members in Deep Water for Uttering Racist Remarks in a Leaked Conversation

Los Angeles city leaders face reprimand and shame after an audio recording of racist remarks at a private meeting surfaced. City Council President, Nury Martinez, compared a colleague’s son, Black and two years old, to an animal and implied that the county’s progressive district attorney shouldn’t be supported because he may be popular with Black […]

Chicago’s Black & Latino Communities Hit Hardest by Delta Variant

The intensive care unit at St. Bernard Hospital on the South Side of Chicago is at capacity because of the latest surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. Last month, the small hospital treated more than 3 dozen COVID-19 patients, about the same number as in July 2020, just before a bigger wave of illness, […]

New report reveals 2,600 Latinos were killed by the police or in custody in the past 6 years

While the true scope of the impact of policy brutality is difficult to know, a new report found that in recent years more than 2,600 Latinos were killed by police or died while in custody. The report was released last week by UnidosUS in partnership with a group of researchers, scholars, activists, and family members […]