WHAT’S TRENDING: BLACK NEWS 

NBC News: 

Aug. 12, 2019, 1:19 PM PDT

Updated Aug. 12, 2019, 1:49 PM PDT

By Elisha Fieldstadt

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump on Monday demanded that a Texas police department release body camera footage from an arrest involving two white officers on horses leading a black man in handcuffs by a rope.

HuffPost Black Voices: 

08/12/2019 10:53 am ET

By Jenna Amatulli

 

Simone Biles just can’t stop flipping herself into the record books. On Saturday at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championship in Kansas City, Missouri, the five-time Olympic medalist made history, becoming the first gymnast to land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount from the balance beam in a match.

A Change in Politics With More Black Voters in the Deep South

STATELINE ARTICLE

August 12, 2019

By: Tim Henderson

Although they are Georgia natives, state Reps. El-Mahdi Holly and Jasmine Clark are the faces of political and demographic change in their state, as new black residents in the Atlanta suburbs make their mark on Georgia’s Republican-dominated legislature.

Georgia state Rep. Jasmine Clark on the House floor in Atlanta. Clark and other black Democrats defeated incumbent white Republicans in the midterm elections last year, as migration increased the African American population in the Atlanta area.