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Ex-justice levels bias accusation at state’s chief justice

July 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Pa. Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Baldwin. (Insert Photo/Penn State University website)  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Black woman who is a former justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a sworn affidavit that accuses the court’s chief justice, Thomas Saylor, of complaining to another judge about “her minority agenda.” Cynthia Baldwin, the…

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Wolf lets bill on records access during disasters become law

July 31, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor says legislation to require that state government agencies continue processing public records requests during disasters is “ill-conceived and poorly drafted,” but he’s letting it become law without his signature. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf announced late Sunday he will neither sign nor veto the legislation, which passed both legislative chambers…

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Trump deploys more federal agents under ‘law-and-order’ push

July 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will send federal agents into Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as he runs for reelection under a “law-and-order” mantle. Using the same alarmist language he has employed to describe illegal immigration, Trump painted…

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John Lewis’ legacy shaped in 1965 on ‘Bloody Sunday’

July 18, 2020

By JAY REEVES SELMA, Ala. (AP) — John Lewis saw the line of Alabama state troopers a few hundred yards away as he led hundreds of marchers to the apex of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on March 7, 1965. Armed with gas canisters and nightsticks, the troopers were flanked by horse-riding members of…

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Rep. John Lewis remembered for legacy of ‘good trouble’

July 18, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon and the last of the Big Six civil rights activists led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Friday at age 80. He is being remembered by congressional colleagues, civil rights leaders and former presidents as a “titan” of the struggle against racial discrimination….

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Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero’

July 18, 2020

By CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) — People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. But at the very beginning — when he was just a kid wanting to be a minister someday — his audience didn’t care much for what he had to say. A son…

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ABOVE PHOTO: Actor-director Werner Herzog, left, and actress-director Regina King. The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday...

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NAACP Kicks Off 111th Annual Convention with Arts, Culture & Entertainment Festival

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Washington, D.C. – The NAACP will kick off its 111th Annual Convention on Monday, August 3, 2020, with...

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