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Week In Review

Detroit voters OK commission to consider reparations

November 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Reparations Labor Union founder Anita Belle talks about slavery reparations during an interview in Detroit. (AP Photo/Corey Williams, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS  DETROIT — The city of Detroit will put together a commission to consider some form of reparations for residents. More than 80% of residents who cast ballots in last Tuesday’s general election voted…

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People, homes vanish due to 2020 census’ new privacy method

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A neighborhood in Milwaukee that is one of many places in the country where a new method used by the U.S. Census Bureau to protect confidentiality in the 2020 census has made people and occupied homes vanish — at least on paper — when they actually exist in the real world. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)…

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Cargo backlog creates traffic headaches on sea and land

October 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cargo containers sit stacked at the Port of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in San Pedro, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued an order that aims to ease bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that have spilled over into neighborhoods where cargo trucks are clogging residential streets….

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Sen. Manchin: Why be a slave to corporations rather than be free to serve your people?’ asks the Poor People’s Campaign

October 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A climate change demonstrator mocks Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who has blocked President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Poor and low-income people and faith leaders from West Virginia called out their senator, Joe Manchin, for insisting on cuts to the Build Back…

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Haitian gang seeks $1M each for kidnapped US missionaries

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries’ headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, Oct. 16, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an…

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Jury selection starts in trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death

October 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Thea Brooks stands in front of a mural of her slain nephew, Ahmaud Arbery, in Brunswick Ga., Oct. 5, 2021. Brooks, who calls the killing a “modern-day lynching,” will join other family members as trial proceedings begin for three white men charged with murder in the February 2020 slaying of the 25-year-old Black…

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Analysis: Race theory report aims to sway policymakers

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Douglas Carswell, a former member of Parliament in Britain for 12 years, and new President and CEO of The Mississippi Center for Public Policy, speaks of his duties at the free-market, conservative think tank based in Jackson, Miss. Douglas Carswell is president and CEO of Mississippi Center for Public Policy, an organization that…

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Cover story: The Life & Legacy of Octavius V. Catto

October 8, 2021

Voting and civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto was shot to death on his doorstep on October 10, 1871, the first Election Day that African Americans were allowed to vote. His murder was the result of widespread intimidation and violence aimed at African- Americans in an effort to deter them from going to the polls….

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