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America, Community, and Future: SUMNER AP/SHUTTERSTOCK Linda Brown, Whose Brown v. Board of Education Case Ended Segregation in Schools, Dies Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died in Topeka, Kansas. She was 76. The Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka confirmed it is handling funeral arrangements for Brown. Born in 1943, Brown was in third grade in 1950 when she was denied admission to an all-white elementary school in her hometown of Topeka. She lived 20 blocks from her segregated school, but just five blocks from the all-white school. Kansas schools at the time were segregated by state law. Brown's father, Rev. Oliver Brown, sued the school district in 1951. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up the case, which was combined with segregation suits against school districts in other states when it came before the Supreme Court. Future Supreme Court justice ThurgoodMarshall was the lead attorney for the NAACP. In a unanimous ruling in 1954, the court declared school segregation an unconstitutional violation of the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The ruling, written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine that had served as the basis for segregation of public facilities since the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson. "Sixty-four years ago a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America," Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer told the Topeka Capital-Journal. "Linda Brown's life reminds us that sometimes the most unlikely people can have an incredible impact and that by serving our community we can truly change the world." lindabrown brownvsboardofeducation education
America, Community, and Future: SUMNER
 AP/SHUTTERSTOCK
 Linda Brown, Whose Brown
 v. Board of Education Case
 Ended Segregation in
 Schools, Dies
Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died in Topeka, Kansas. She was 76. The Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel in Topeka confirmed it is handling funeral arrangements for Brown. Born in 1943, Brown was in third grade in 1950 when she was denied admission to an all-white elementary school in her hometown of Topeka. She lived 20 blocks from her segregated school, but just five blocks from the all-white school. Kansas schools at the time were segregated by state law. Brown's father, Rev. Oliver Brown, sued the school district in 1951. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) took up the case, which was combined with segregation suits against school districts in other states when it came before the Supreme Court. Future Supreme Court justice ThurgoodMarshall was the lead attorney for the NAACP. In a unanimous ruling in 1954, the court declared school segregation an unconstitutional violation of the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. The ruling, written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine that had served as the basis for segregation of public facilities since the 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson. "Sixty-four years ago a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America," Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer told the Topeka Capital-Journal. "Linda Brown's life reminds us that sometimes the most unlikely people can have an incredible impact and that by serving our community we can truly change the world." lindabrown brownvsboardofeducation education

Rest in Power, LindaBrown! 💓✊🏾🙇🏾‍♀️ • • • Linda Brown Thompson, who as a young girl was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Co...

Dating, Memes, and Prison: Former Cop Convicted For Killing Daughter's Black Boyfriend @balleralert Former Cop Convicted For Killing Daughter's Black Boyfriend-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A former Tulsa, Oklahoma cop who shot his daughter’s Black boyfriend was convicted Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 57-year-old Shannon Kepler was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake who he shot and killed in Aug. 2014, shortly after Lake began dating his 18-year-old daughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Prosecutors claim Kepler spied on his daughter and Lake from his car, before getting out of the vehicle and killing the young man, and then fleeing the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Kepler claimed that he killed Lake in self-defense, stating that Lake started to reach for a weapon. However, Kepler's claims were invalid due to the young victim not owning any weapons found at the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After four trials, Kepler was convicted. In the previous three trials, jurors could not come to a consensus about his guilt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Lake’s murder happened only four days before the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was also killed by a former cop, Darren Wilson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Kepler's sentencing is set for Nov. 20. He could face up 15 years in prison.
Dating, Memes, and Prison: Former Cop Convicted For Killing
 Daughter's Black Boyfriend
 @balleralert
Former Cop Convicted For Killing Daughter's Black Boyfriend-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A former Tulsa, Oklahoma cop who shot his daughter’s Black boyfriend was convicted Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 57-year-old Shannon Kepler was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake who he shot and killed in Aug. 2014, shortly after Lake began dating his 18-year-old daughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Prosecutors claim Kepler spied on his daughter and Lake from his car, before getting out of the vehicle and killing the young man, and then fleeing the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Kepler claimed that he killed Lake in self-defense, stating that Lake started to reach for a weapon. However, Kepler's claims were invalid due to the young victim not owning any weapons found at the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After four trials, Kepler was convicted. In the previous three trials, jurors could not come to a consensus about his guilt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Lake’s murder happened only four days before the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was also killed by a former cop, Darren Wilson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Kepler's sentencing is set for Nov. 20. He could face up 15 years in prison.

Former Cop Convicted For Killing Daughter's Black Boyfriend-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A former Tulsa, Oklahoma cop who shot his ...

Memes, Control, and Access: State of Washington Suing Trump Over New Birth Control Rules @balleralert State of Washington Suing Trump Over New Birth Control Rules-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to reports, Washington State is said to be suing Trump after his decision to allow employers to claim religious or moral objections to providing free birth control to women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who previously filed a successful lawsuit against Trump’s initial travel ban, announced the newest lawsuit Monday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “President Trump’s contraception rules are unfair, unlawful, and unconstitutional,” Ferguson said. “I refuse to let President Trump disregard our laws and our constitution in an effort to deny women access to contraception.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Trump’s policy is designed to repeal pieces of the health care law that former President BarackObama implemented. One of those being that majority of companies would cover birth control as preventive care for women, at no additional cost. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ferguson says the administration’s actions is in violation of multiple amendments. It violates the First amendment which requires individuals to bear the burden of religions to which they don’t belong, and the equal protection of the Fifth Amendment.
Memes, Control, and Access: State of Washington Suing Trump
 Over New Birth Control Rules
 @balleralert
State of Washington Suing Trump Over New Birth Control Rules-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to reports, Washington State is said to be suing Trump after his decision to allow employers to claim religious or moral objections to providing free birth control to women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who previously filed a successful lawsuit against Trump’s initial travel ban, announced the newest lawsuit Monday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “President Trump’s contraception rules are unfair, unlawful, and unconstitutional,” Ferguson said. “I refuse to let President Trump disregard our laws and our constitution in an effort to deny women access to contraception.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Trump’s policy is designed to repeal pieces of the health care law that former President BarackObama implemented. One of those being that majority of companies would cover birth control as preventive care for women, at no additional cost. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ferguson says the administration’s actions is in violation of multiple amendments. It violates the First amendment which requires individuals to bear the burden of religions to which they don’t belong, and the equal protection of the Fifth Amendment.

State of Washington Suing Trump Over New Birth Control Rules-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to reports, Washington State is...

Abc, America, and Children: New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA @balleralert New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Attorney generals from both NewYork and Washington have threatened to sue the WhiteHouse amid Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ABC reports that Attorney Generals Bob Ferguson of Washington and Eric Schneiderman of New York issued statements Monday concerning the matter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Ending this policy represents an assault on the values that built this state and this nation. The president’s action would upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever called America their home, including roughly 42,000 New Yorkers,” Schneiderman said in a statement along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “It will rip families apart, sow havoc in our communities and force innocent people — our neighbors, our friend, and our relatives — to live in fear.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “If President Trump follows through on his reported decision to cancel DACA after a six-month delay, the Washington Attorney General’s Office will file suit to halt this cruel and illegal policy and defend DACA recipients,” Ferguson said in his statement. “We have been working closely with legal teams around the country, and we expect to be joined by other states in this action.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ DACA was a program started in 2012 by the Obama administration. The program allows certain unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, to apply for deferred action on deportation and for work permits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ferguson has taken legal action against the Trump administration before. He was one of the first state attorneys general to pursue legal action against the travel ban Trump tried to implement earlier this year.
Abc, America, and Children: New York and Washington Threaten to
 Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA
 @balleralert
New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Attorney generals from both NewYork and Washington have threatened to sue the WhiteHouse amid Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ABC reports that Attorney Generals Bob Ferguson of Washington and Eric Schneiderman of New York issued statements Monday concerning the matter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Ending this policy represents an assault on the values that built this state and this nation. The president’s action would upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever called America their home, including roughly 42,000 New Yorkers,” Schneiderman said in a statement along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “It will rip families apart, sow havoc in our communities and force innocent people — our neighbors, our friend, and our relatives — to live in fear.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “If President Trump follows through on his reported decision to cancel DACA after a six-month delay, the Washington Attorney General’s Office will file suit to halt this cruel and illegal policy and defend DACA recipients,” Ferguson said in his statement. “We have been working closely with legal teams around the country, and we expect to be joined by other states in this action.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ DACA was a program started in 2012 by the Obama administration. The program allows certain unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, to apply for deferred action on deportation and for work permits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Ferguson has taken legal action against the Trump administration before. He was one of the first state attorneys general to pursue legal action against the travel ban Trump tried to implement earlier this year.

New York and Washington Threaten to Sue Trump for the Termination of DACA-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Attorney generals from both ...