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Week In Review

With spreading virus comes fears and lots of stockpiling

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – A customer walks past mostly empty shelves that normally hold toilet paper and paper towels at a Costco store in Teterboro, N.J. Legions of nervous hoarders are stocking up on canned goods, frozen dinners, toilet paper, and cleaning products. Such hoarding that’s expected to last for weeks has created big challenges…

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60 years later, ‘An Appeal for Human Rights’ still resonates

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this March 4, 2020 photo, Roslyn Pope shows her Spelman College yearbook at her home in Atlanta. As a 21-year-old Spelman senior in March 1960, Pope wrote “An Appeal for Human Rights,” a document that made the case for the Atlanta Student Movement, a nonviolent campaign of boycotts and sit-ins by Black…

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Virus death rate still uncertain as mild cases are missed

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: An ambulance worker adjusts her protective mask as she wheels a stretcher into a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Kirkland, Wash. Health officials reported two cases of COVID-19 virus connected to the Life Care Center of Kirkland….

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Campaign to open Trump community centers to woo Black voters

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) By Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Flush with cash, President Donald Trump’s campaign is stepping up its outreach to Black Americans as it tries to claw away support from the traditionally Democratic voting bloc ahead of November’s general election. Trump’s campaign announced recently that it…

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Pioneering Black mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Katherine Johnson (AP photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS HAMPTON, Va. — NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA’s early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering Black female aerospace workers, has died. In a Monday morning tweet, the space agency said it celebrates her 101 years of…

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Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: From left, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, hold a news conference to discuss the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act” which would designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law, on…

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B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

February 28, 2020

In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, former model and restaurateur B. Smith arrives at the BET Honors red carpet in the Warner Theatre in Washington. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at her Long Island, New York, home, after battling early onset Alzheimer’s disease, according to a family statement on social media. She was…

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National Black News Channel makes debut

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Black News Channel Chairman J.C. Watts discusses the launch of the nations only 24-hour news network during an interview in Tallahassee, Fla. The launch followed years of planning for former U.S. Rep. Watts, who likened it too giving birth to a child. It is also made…

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Analysis: Mississippi gov wants scrutiny of prison spending

February 14, 2020

By Emily Wagster ASSOCIATED PRESS  JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered a thorough review of spending in the state Department of Corrections, questioning whether money has been wasted in a prison system that has been plagued by violence and shoddy living conditions for some inmates. “I am, if nothing else, a…

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School: Dolls of Black figures on tree-like racks removed

February 14, 2020

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A performing arts center at Michigan State University removed a gift shop display featuring dolls depicting prominent Black figures that were hanging from a tree-like rack, said school officials, who added that they will provide racial bias training for workers and volunteers. University spokeswoman Emily Gerkin Guerrant apologized in a…

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