New York City has agreed to pay more than $20,000 each to hundreds of individuals who were trapped by police and attacked with batons and pepper spray during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. According to documents filed in federal court on Tuesday evening, the city and the NYPD reached a […]
Images of the incident that happened in Del Rio, Texas went viral last year.
Mexico City, Mexico – September 23, 2021: Haitian migrant families wait in the street in front of Mexican Commission for Refugee Assistance to request refuge in Mexico. (Shutterstock) By Candace McDuffie, The Root On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the four agents who confronted Haitian migrants on horseback will face discipline personnel. […]
By C. Isaiah Smalls II, Miami Herald Kerlie Leonce wasn’t always proud to be Haitian. A first-generation American, Leonce doesn’t speak Creole and, a times, felt ostracized because of it, as if she always had to prove herself to other Haitians. At one point, Leonce even began introducing herself as “Kelly” because she was ashamed […]
Grand Rapids, MI – May 30, 2020: Downtown Grand Rapids Michigan where a protest began peacefully and grew into a much more dangerous situation as the local police attempted to break up the gathering. (Shutterstock) By Safia Samee Ali, NBC News GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In a broad hall of a newly renovated church along […]
By Linda Nwoke The effect of a pandemic such as COVID 19 often goes beyond medical and physiological changes. It leaves individuals and society with consequences beyond physical illness—resulting in mental and social repercussions. Psychological reactions such as increased anxiety, heightened stress level, outbursts, disruptive behavior, and stigma, to mention a few, can often go […]
New York, NY – November 8, 2020: Members of Haitian women for Haitian refugees organization rally for restoration of TPS and permanent status for refugees from Haiti on Ocean Avenue. (Shutterstock) By Civil Rights Last month, a crowd rallied outside the White House. Their chants and signs directed a powerful message toward the Biden administration: […]
Wroclaw, Poland – March 4; 2022: Aid for war refugees from Ukraine organized at the railway station in Wrocław. Pictured Polish volunteers and refugees. (Shutterstock) By Grace Hauck, USA Today Hundreds of refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Yemen were stranded at the border of Belarus and Poland late last year, starving and freezing in […]
Thousands of African immigrants joining throngs of Ukrainians trying to flee the country say they face red tape and discrimination.
Budapest, Hungary – March 5, 2022 – Ukraine war refugees arriving at railway station greeted by aid workers handing out food and supplies. (Shutterstock) By Char Adams, Zinhle Essamuah, Shamar Walters and Rima Abdelkader, NBC News Alexander Somto Orah, 25, was among thousands of people crowding a Kyiv train station Friday, hoping to flee Ukraine […]