After securing a nomination for the role by President Joe Biden last summer, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins rose in the ranks today to officially become U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and the first Black women to ever occupy the title.

In the face of Republican opposition, Kamala Harris, the nation's first Black and woman vice president, cast the historic tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Rachael Rollins as the first-ever Black woman to be U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.


In Swampscott, Massachusetts, a white woman was accused of driving her car towards and nearly colliding with three Black women and their five children. When one of the Black women told her to slow down, she started shouting racial slurs at them as well as making racist remarks. She was sentenced to probation.

Rachael Rollins was given the latest in a series of setbacks in her nomination process to be the first Black woman U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts after Senate Republicans disingenuously described Boston's DA as being "pro-crime."

Dozens of state troopers in Massachusetts have resigned following the state's recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the latest instance of public servants quitting because of pandemic guidelines.