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Never Forget: In 1985 Police Dropped a Bomb on a West Philly Neighborhood

Killing 11 and Destroying 61 Homes

On May 13, 1985, at approximately 5:28 p.m., two, one-pound bombs were dropped onto a house at 6221 Osage Avenue. The bombs were dropped from about 60 feet above the house by a Pennsylvania State Police helicopter. It was recorded, that the 500+ police officers at the scene, fired approximately 10,000 rounds of ammunition in the direction of the house in 90 minutes. This act of terrorism caused the deaths of 11 people (6 adults and 5 children) and destroyed 61 houses in the predominately Black neighborhood of West Philadelphia.

Did This Man Save His Life From Cop Who Had A Gun In His Face?

Edrick Truitt believes he almost lost his life when he was pulled over by a cop who had a gun to his face in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. Thankfully, Truitt didn’t end up being a tragedy but the chilling moment was caught on tape.

The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Will No Longer Be Coming Next Year

The redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman will no longer be unveiled in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

The unveiling had been timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Mnuchin said that the design process has been delayed, and no new imagery will be unveiled until 2028.