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Mississippi man killed by police SUV receives funeral months after first burial in paupers' cemetery

Nov. 20, 2023 19:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dexter Wade received a dignified funeral and burial Monday in Mississippi's capital city, months after he was hit and killed by a police SUV and officials first buried his body in a pauper's grave without notifying his family that he was dead. Under a gray...

As Jacksonville shooting victims are eulogized, advocates call attention to anti-Black hate crimes

Sep. 09, 2023 10:04 AM EDT

The racist motivations of the white shooter who targeted and fatally shot Black people in Jacksonville, Florida, two weeks ago have revived concerns about the threat of hate violence and domestic terrorism against African Americans. Most hate crime victims in the U.S. are Black, and...

Jacksonville begins funerals for Black victims of racist gunman with calls to action, warm memories

Sep. 08, 2023 16:44 PM EDT

Funerals got underway Friday for three Black people killed by a racist gunman at a Florida discount store, with friends and relatives sharing warm memories while ministers and activists called for action against rising hate crimes and gun violence. Mourners at the funeral service for...