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2:53 PM / Thursday February 25, 2021

Week In Review

Judges: Trump can’t exclude people from district drawings

September 18, 2020

By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS  ORLANDO, Fla. — Saying the president had exceeded his authority, a panel of three federal judges last Thursday blocked an order from President Donald Trump that tried to exclude people in the country illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn. The federal judges in New York, in granting…

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Nurse questions medical care at immigration jail in Georgia

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Protesters gather at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Atlanta decrying conditions at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia. Nurse Dawn Wooten says authorities at the immigration jail denied COVID-19 tests to immigrants, performed questionable hysterectomies and shredded records in a complaint filed to the inspector general of the U.S….

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Lie To Me

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Last week Trump addressed Town Hall at Philadelphia’s Constitution Center as protesters and supporters clashed outside. (AP Photo) President Donald Trump came to Philadelphia on Tuesday to speak to undecided voters, collect the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, and give fact checkers a whole lot to do. By Denise Clay One…

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NY attorney general to form grand jury after Prude death

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Daniel Prude. Prude, 41, apparently stopped breathing as police in Rochester, N.Y. were restraining him in March 2020 and died when he was taken off life support a week later. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James said that she will impanel a grand jury to investigate Prude’s death….

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Census Bureau must temporarily halt winding down operations

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed…

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Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A demonstrator raises his fist during a protest over the death of George Floyd, in Anaheim, Calif. The three month stretch between the symbolic kickoff and close of America’s summer has both galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turning that support into concrete political and…

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NAACP set to host historic 111th National Convention virtually beginning Sept. 13

September 9, 2020

BALTIMORE — The NAACP is set to host its 111th National Convention entirely online beginning September 13 until September 26. During the event, the nation’s most prominent social justice organization will bring together elected officials, members, organizers, faith leaders, and entertainers for workshops and discussions to promote solutions to some of the most pressing issues…

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‘How dare we not vote?’ Black voters organize after DC march

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Walter Carter, 74, of Woodbridge, Va., who attended the original March on Washington, attends 2020’s March on Washington, Friday Aug. 28, 2020, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. “This March is a celebration anniversary of the 1963…

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2 shootings, 2 days: In Kenosha, a microcosm of US strife

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jacob Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr. talks to a crowd at a rally Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) By Jennifer Peltz and Russell Contreras ASSOCIATED PRESS  KENOSHA, Wis. — A Black man, accosted by police on a domestic dispute call, is left with bullet wounds in his back…

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Black former franchisees sue McDonald’s for discrimination

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A McDonald’s sign outside the restaurant in Pittsburgh. More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain for discrimination. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Chicago, the 52 plaintiffs say McDonald’s steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given…

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