bell hooks, whose explorations of how race, gender, economics, and politics were intertwined made her among the most influential thinkers of her time, dies at her home in the US state of Kentucky, her family says.
Attorney General Merrick Garland announces a sweeping investigation into policing in Louisville, Kentucky, over the March 2020 killing of the Black woman in a botched police raid.
The FBI said it had made "significant progress" in its investigation of the death a year ago of Breonna Taylor, a young Black woman mistakenly shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky during a botched raid of her apartment.
Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room aide, was shot six times after police forced their way into her apartment using a no-knock search warrant on March 13.
The grand jury in September recommended no homicide charges be brought against the three white officers in the case. One of the officers, Brett Hankison, was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into a neighbour's apartment.
Kentucky's attorney general releases audio recordings of the grand jury proceedings that cleared three policemen of homicide charges in Taylor's death, offering a rare peek at the inner workings of a jury, which is normally kept secret.
Racism is holding back the US economy, and in particular, hindering the Black population, a new report finds.
Breonna Taylor was shot multiple times by white officers when police burst into her Louisville apartment.
With a curfew in place through the weekend, about a hundred protesters in violation of the rule sought refuge at the First Unitarian Church to protest over the lack of criminal charges in the police killing of Breonna Taylor.
Two white policemen who fired into Taylor's apartment in March will not be prosecuted for her death because their use of force was justified while a third was charged with endangering her neighbors, Kentucky's attorney general has said.
Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park as people scrambled for cover. The footage later showed at least one person bleeding profusely on the ground.
Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency health worker, died March 13 when police officers operating under a no-knock warrant burst into her apartment, firing at least eight bullets at Taylor as she and her boyfriend were in bed.
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