Chicago Police Department slow to make reform progress since the shooting of Laquan McDonald and still in need of a cultural change, experts say
The shooting of Laquan McDonald triggered a momentous police reform effort in Chicago , but the hoped-for results have been slow in coming.chicagotribune.com
A ballot initiative on reforming the police after George Floyd’s death is tearing Minneapolis apart
“Nobody disagrees that the culture of policing and policing in and of itself needs to be transformed,” Herron said. “And yet with the violence in our community, it is unconscionable right now to talk about abolishing the police without a concrete plan of public safety.” Members of his congregation complain of police mistreatment, he said, but also acknowledge they need to be able to call police when crime strikes, as it has with disturbing frequency in the months since Floyd’s death.washingtonpost.com
Chicago cop files suit saying he faced retaliation after blowing whistle on superior who allegedly directed resources to his street during 2020 unrest
Marc Vanek, a Chicago Police Department sergeant, has filed a lawsuit alleging retaliation for reporting on then-acting Cmdr. Jason Brown.chicagotribune.com
About 100 years later, Harlem Renaissance impact still being celebrated
That might sound contradictory and impossible by math standards, but that partly explains the greatness of the Harlem Renaissance. The result was the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural, artistic, social and intellectual explosion that spanned the entire Roaring ’20s. One of his most recognized works was a poem called “Madam and the Minister,” which spoke of the mood toward religion in the Harlem Renaissance. One of the writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston was a key contributor to a magazine called “Fire! There no doubt will be good celebrations in 2020, but, given the Harlem Renaissance was more than just a one-year movement, the tributes will be lasting for years to come.