Black people make up only 13% of the population in the United States, but half of the innocent people convicted of crimes and then exonerated are Black. Black people are also 3.5 times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of sexual assault than White people, according to a 2017 study for the National Registry of Exonerations. While Adams was exonerated, one of his co-defendants never had his charges dropped, while another was never convicted at all, even though all three men were all accused of the same crime, by the same accuser. Experiencing firsthand how arbitrary justice can be, Adams knows how important it is to urgently address the failures of the system. … [Read more...] about He was wrongfully imprisoned for 8 years, now he’s a defense lawyer
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Had a few decisions gone otherwise, that sport might have been football. Cowell’s dizzying strength and speed, borderline unfair when pitted against kids his age, made him a juggernaut on the football field. His desire to play high school football was so strong that, in the middle of the 2017-18 soccer season in which he scored 34 goals and grabbed the attention of the Earthquakes’ development academy, Cowell opted to give up soccer completely so that he could play football at Central Catholic High, a perennial state power in Modesto. … [Read more...] about Cade Cowell, 16, is Earthquakes’ youngest goal scorer ever. How did he get here?
One inspiration was to put up posters around the city that said, "Black People for Rent," along with a phone number - an experiment depicted in "Woke" as an eye-opening moment for Keef. "I never wanted to give away that it wasn't a real thing," Knight says. "There were people who got it [as satiric commentary]. Some people who didn't get it - there were people who were racist who called." Even the San Francisco Chronicle called. … [Read more...] about Keith Knight’s show ‘Woke’ feels right on time. But he’s been drawing about police brutality for decades.
On the day the lights went out for good, one of the few people who came to the Star to help was Barbie Austria, who runs a small homeless ministry out of a black Dodge pickup truck. While Downey's Community Hope Center worked on the larger issues that trapped families in the motels, Austria's focus was narrower. On the day the power went out, her priority was making sure no one died. … [Read more...] about A pandemic, a motel without power and a potentially terrifying glimpse of Orlando’s future
Actor Ian Holm died June 19 at the age of 88, according to a statement from his agent. Holm had a long and varied acting career that saw him cast as a slew of characters, including Bilbo Baggins in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy, Ash in Ridley Scott's "Alien" and athletics coach Sam Mussabini in the 1981 movie "Chariots of Fire," a performance for which he was nominated for an Oscar. … [Read more...] about Diana Rigg worried I’d get hit by lightning