Protesters hit by truck in Tennessee speak out

Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer is hosting a press conference after two men were charged for driving their vehicles into protesters in Midtown on Friday.

A Virginia city finally removed its 800-pound slave auction block after years of deliberation

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.  (CNN) — The city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has removed an auction block marking the spot where African Americans were once displayed and sold as slaves. The 800-pound slave auction block was removed from a downtown corner Friday morning after nearly two years of deliberation among City Council, months of legal action that threatened to […]

Virginia Confederate Confederate statues beheaded by demonstrators

EDITOR’s NOTE: Black Lives Matter 757 organized a protest at the Confederate monument starting at 7:57 p.m. Wednesday. During the demonstration, protesters broke off pieces of the monument, threw paint and set it on fire. It came to an end after one of the soldier statues toppled over and injured a male at the protest. […]

Federal officials investigating if extremist groups infiltrated protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials sought to determine Sunday whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence — and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation campaign on social media. As demonstrations spread from Minneapolis to the White House, New York City and […]

Doctor who recovered from coronavirus dies by suicide, police say

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (WJW) – Police in Charlottesville, Virginia say a New York City emergency room doctor has died of self-inflicted injuries. In a news release posted on their website, Charlottesville police said they responded to a call for medical assistance on Sunday. Dr. Lorna Breen was taken to a hospital where she died of her […]

US Marine Corps commandant orders removal of all Confederate-related paraphernalia

(CNN) – The highest-ranking officer in the US Marine Corps has ordered Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from all Marine installations. The order from Commandant Gen. David Berger was one of several initiatives he prioritized for “immediate execution” in a memo sent to senior leadership last week, Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Joseph Butterfield told CNN. […]

Man who drove car into protesters in Charlottesville sentenced to life in prison

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – An avowed white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on hate crime charges. James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in March to federal hate crime charges […]

Poll: Cities most, least likely to be obese; the results may surprise you

OKLAHOMA CITY – A recent Gallup poll surprised many people with its findings about weight in this country. It created two lists; one of the cities that were most likely to be obese and another with cities that were least likely to be obese. Among the 189 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas surveyed, Boulder, Colorado came […]

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