Nine military bases being renamed by 2024 are located in Southern states that seceded from US and formed the Confederacy, which lost the 1861-1865 Civil War.
Family of Donovan Lewis, who was in bed when he was shot dead in Ohio state, says it plans to file a suit, while activists call for protest rallies to demand justice for the 20-year-old African American.
The decision comes despite recent revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and the 87-year-old Carolyn Bryant Donham’s unpublished memoir.
Video shows eight police officers in Akron city were involved in a shooting that killed an unarmed Black man whose body was found with some 60 gunshot wounds after he fled a traffic stop last week.
Events started on Friday and continued through Sunday featuring concerts at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, freedom walks in Galveston, Texas, and jazz music in New York City's Harlem neighborhood.
"This was not a riot, it was a massacre," says US President Biden as he marks the 101st anniversary of the mass killings of some 300 Black people by white mobs in Tulsa city of Oklahoma state.
"Four hundred years of discrimination has resulted in an enormous and persistent wealth gap between Black and white Americans," says 500-page report detailing US state’s role in perpetuating discrimination against African Americans.
Two years after the Black American was murdered by a white police officer on a Minneapolis street, President Joe Biden signs an executive order further regulating federal law enforcement.
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Order would require federal law enforcement to review and revise policies on use of force, and it would restrict flow of surplus military equipment to local police, AP news agency reports.
Minneapolis police have engaged in a pattern of race discrimination for at least a decade, including stopping and arresting Black people at a higher rate than white people, says Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
Patrick Lyoya's family demand white officer who shot him dead be persecuted, saying they fled war in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2014 only to discover a "genocide" in US.
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