Former Gov. Dan Walker died Wednesday at the age of 92. Many remember him as the Gov. who walked across the state, shaking hands and talking to residents as he campaigned for the office. But before he was Governor, he was a lawyer who authored The Walker Report which chastised the violent behavior of Chicago police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. In the wake of riots in Ferguson and Baltimore calling for more accountability of police behavior, we take a deeper look at the Report. Also, music from Amy Speace.
According to a study from the U.S. Department of Justice in a compilation of statistics from the American Bar Association's Commission of Domestic Violence, "Black females experienced intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and about 22 times the rate of women of other races." As a singer in the r&b genre with audiences largely both black and female, Rowland's release can act as a call for action and a means of shedding light on an issue that still receives little attention.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered again today in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Yesterday, the country's interim government offered its resignation following several days of violent protests against the country’s military leaders. Now the ruling military council has agreed to create a new