Brakkton Booker

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Lawyer Made Famous In O.J. Simpson Trial Steps Away From Nipsey Hussle Case

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Christopher Darden prosecuted O.J. Simpson. Until Friday, he had been defending the man accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle. Darden cited threats to his family adding: "Cowards never change."


South African President Ramaphosa And ANC Hold On To Power In National Elections

Saturday, May 11, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa will argue that he has a mandate to unify the country and turn around the struggling economy. South Africa's stagnant unemployment rate is hovering at 27%.


Americans Siding With Maduro Confront Venezuelan Guaidó Supporters At D.C. Embassy

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Americans siding with Nicolás Maduro camped out inside the now-vacated Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. Venezuelans who support Juan Guaidó say the protesters have no connection to the country.


Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns In Aftermath Of Children's Book Scandal

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Pugh, a Democrat, is being investigated for an alleged "self-dealing" scheme in which she sold thousands of copies of a self-published children's book series to entities with business before the city.


WATCH: March For Our Lives Releases PSA As 2020 Gun Debate Heats Up

Monday, April 29, 2019

The PSA from March For Our Lives comes as the gun debate gains momentum in the 2020 presidential campaign and days following a shooting motivated by hate at a synagogue in Poway, Calif.


FBI And IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's Home And Offices At City Hall

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Pugh is being investigated after receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments for a self-published children's book from private companies that were subject to her influence.


20 Years On, The Background Check System Continues To Miss Dangerous Gun Buyers

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mere months before the shooting at Columbine High School, the federal government established a background check system to screen gun buyers but shootings haven't waned.


Despite Multiple Scandals, Top Virginia Officials Aren't Going Anywhere Soon

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Virginia lawmakers wrapped up the final details of the legislative session this week, with three leaders who have drawn criticism and controversy still at the helm.


Baltimore Mayor Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence Amid Book Scandal

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is taking an indefinite leave of absence. The mayor cites health reasons, but it also comes as questions swirl around her about a children's book scandal.


Amid Scandal, Baltimore Mayor Takes Indefinite, Health-Related Leave

Monday, April 01, 2019

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a political scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars for her self-published children's books. She says she needs to "focus on her health."


Housing Department Slaps Facebook With Discrimination Charge

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Department of Housing and Urban Development says Facebook allowed advertisers to use their platform to unlawfully discriminate by restricting which users can see housing ads.


In The Shadow Of Suicides, Senate Panel Makes Rare Move To Consider Gun Control

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a previously scheduled hearing Tuesday on so-called red flag laws, which allow for the temporary removal of guns from individuals if they are deemed a risk.


After Lawsuits, Facebook Announces Changes To Alleged Discriminatory Ad Targeting

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Facebook had given online advertisers tools to exclude users from viewing their ads on the basis of race, gender and other federally protected characteristics. Now Facebook is changing that.


U.S. Lawmakers Call To Ground The Boeing 737 Max 8. FAA Says 'No' For Now

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Sens. Warren, Cruz and Romney among lawmakers who want the FAA to ground Boeing's series of jets involved in recent crashes. Dozens of other countries already have.


House Passes Second Gun Background Check Bill In As Many Days

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The measure seeks to close the so-called "Charleston loophole" that allowed an avowed white supremacist to buy a gun he used to kill 9 people at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston. S.C., in 2015.


House Passes Sweeping Gun Bill

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The legislation mandates background checks be performed on all gun sales, including firearm purchases made privately. The Senate is unlikely to take it up.


Virginia Republicans Plan Hearings For Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Sexual Assault Accusers

Friday, February 22, 2019

GOP members in Virginia's General Assembly plan to hear from women who allege that Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted them years ago. Fairfax denies the allegations.


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Cancels Appearance At Civil Rights Forum

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

He was to begin a "reconciliation tour" Thursday at historically black Virginia Union University. A student leader told him his presence would detract from the event and asked him to reschedule.


Parkland Student Survivors Brace For 1st Anniversary Of School Shooting

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Since the shooting, young Parkland survivors have emerged as the driving force in calling for stricter gun laws in the U.S., through a series of marches, school walkouts and voter registration drives.


Eyes On Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax As Gov. Northam Resists Calls To Resign

Monday, February 04, 2019

With Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's future in doubt over a racist photo, many are looking to the next in line. But now Fairfax is defending himself against a sexual assault allegation.