Posts tagged "Hurricane Katrina"

Race and poverty roundup: Black ex-CPD officer shot 28 times sentenced; janitors ready to strike; Urban Prep under fire and more...

Howard Morgan, an off-duty black police officer shot 28 times by white cops was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday on charges of attempted murder. The Chicago Sun-Times called Morgan’s case Chicago’s “own Trayvon-like scandal.” The sentencing comes amid a growing public conversation about police accountability following a spike in shootings by officers. Howard... Read more »

Home sales take a nose-dive to lowest level in 15 years

Home sales plummeted by 27.2 percent in July compared to June, hitting the lowest level in 15 years. The drop, which is the biggest monthly dive since 1968, enforced fears that the economy continues to slow down.  The end of a tax credit given to first-time buyers contributed to the fall, according to NPR. While... Read more »