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3:09 AM / Tuesday September 27, 2022

Week In Review

A day of “Reckoning”

September 24, 2021

With a new exhibit connecting art and social justice, the National African American Museum of History and Culture hopes to showcase how artists interpret the movements that have shaped Black lives. By Denise Clay-Murray Throughout history, the arts have supplemented protests of all forms of oppression through music, dance, and the visual arts. The Smithsonian’s…

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The urgency of the franchise

September 24, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cathy Hook, of Upper Marlboro, Md., holds a poster of John Lewis during a rally for voting rights, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) During last week’s annual gathering of the Congressional Black Caucus, two panels devoted to the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and voting restrictions…

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Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Richard Strong, 50, left, his brother Gregory Strong, 48, center and Stacy Griffin, 42, right, stand across the road from Pitts Chemical offices in Indianola, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. The three are among six Black farmworkers in Mississippi who say in a new lawsuit that their former employer, Pitts Farm Partnership, has…

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Virus claims Black morticians, leaving holes in communities

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Funeral director Shawn Troy stands for a portrait at Hillcrest Cemetery outside Mullins, S.C., on Monday, May 24, 2021. His father, William Penn Troy Sr., who developed the cemetery and is buried there, died of COVID-19 in August 2020, one of many Black funeral directors to succumb during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Allen G….

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Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

September 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Marcus Arbery, Sr., father of Ahmaud Arbery, carries a portrait of his son in the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade. (Photo: Michael Scott Milner / Shutterstock.com) By Russ Bynum ASSOCIATED PRESS SAVANNAH, Ga.  — A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted last Thursday on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to…

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US hiring slows as delta variant weakens travel and tourism

September 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk past shops in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. Hawaii was once seen as a beacon of safety during the pandemic because of stringent travel and quarantine restrictions and overall vaccine acceptance that made it one of the most inoculated states in the country. But the highly contagious…

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Eviction ban’s end will allow pandemic lockouts to resume

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Aug. 4, 2021, file photo, housing advocates protest on the eviction moratorium in New York. The Supreme Court is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 3.5 million people in…

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Officers, paramedics charged in Elijah McClain’s 2019 death

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photograph, the father of Elijah McClain, LaWayne Mosley, left, and mother, Sheneen McClain, right, flank the family’s lawyer, Mari Newman, during a protest outside city hall in Aurora, Colo. Elijah McClain died after being stopped by three police officers while walking in the east Denver suburb of…

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House passes bill bolstering landmark voting law

August 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, escorts Democratic Texas state delegates during voting on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named for the late Georgia congressman who made the issue a defining one of his career, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Brian Slodysko ASSOCIATED…

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Jesse Jackson and wife remain under observation for COVID-19

August 27, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to the crowd during a demonstration supporting the voting rights, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 according to a statement Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. He is vaccinated against the virus and publicly received his…

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