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Juneteenth is at risk of losing its meaning

Juneteenth is meant to acknowledge Black emancipation from enslavement, but there’s a risk it could turn into just another day off, defined more by road…

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“His Name Is George Floyd”: Two Years After Police Murder, His Life & the Struggle for Racial Justice

This week marks the second anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd. We speak with Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, who…

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Opinion | How the Buffalo Massacre Proves There’s No ‘Great Replacement’

The victims of the gunman who opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store were shopping on what should have been an ordinary, sunny Saturday afternoon,…

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Alabama plan advances to alter name of Edmund Pettus Bridge

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday advanced legislation that would alter the name of Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor those who were beaten on the bridge…

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‘No progress’ since George Floyd: US police killing three people a day

As Joe Biden pushes to ‘fund the police’, data from Mapping Police Violence shows high rates of deaths at the hands of law enforcement persist…

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George Floyd protesters granted $14M in excessive force lawsuit against police

Denver protesters from the racial justice rallies in 2020 were granted $14 million after a jury found that the police used excessive force on them. A jury…

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Harris in Selma: ‘We will not let setbacks stop us’

Vice President Kamala Harris promised to push ahead with the Biden administration’s voting rights agenda despite recent setbacks during her remarks in Selma, Ala. on…

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Obama: Tragedy of Treyvon Martin’s death created a ‘new generation of civil rights leaders’

Former President Obama said in an interview published Saturday that the death of Trayvon Martin – a Black teen who had just left a convenience…

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Former officer sentenced to two years in Daunte Wright’s death

Former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter receives lesser sentence after shooting Wright at traffic stop. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/18/former-officer-sentenced-to-2-years-in-daunte-wrights-death Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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Police officer who killed Daunte Wright sentenced to two years in prison

Kim Potter convicted of manslaughter over Wright’s death Judge says mitigating factors warrant lesser sentence The former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused…

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Artwork from the Black Lives Matter memorial has a new home: the Library of Congress

The artwork that once served as a memorial to the movement is being displayed in a new online exhibit at the Library of Congress. So…

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What The Supreme Court’s Alabama Redistricting Ruling Means For Black Voters, And The 2022 Midterm Elections

People march with placards in support of voting rights during a parade ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Eatonville, Florida, on Jan. 15,…

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Bomb threats at more than a dozen historically Black colleges on the first day of Black History Month

Today is the first day of Black History Month and in commemoration, racist assholes have called in bomb threats at more than a dozen Historically…

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Treasury begins distribution of quarter featuring poet, activist Maya Angelou

The U.S. Mint has begun rolling out quarters which feature writer, poet and activist Maya Angelou, the first Black woman to appear on the coin….

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Sidney Poitier changed Blackness in the eyes of a generation of Black people

The power of Sidney Poitier’s career resounded around the country Friday as it mourned his death. For many Black people, his films went beyond entertainment….

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George Floyd’s 4-year-old relative shot inside apartment on New Year’s Day

A 4-year-old girl identified as a relative of George Floyd  was shot inside an apartment in Houston on New Year’s Day, ABC13 Houston … Source:…

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Virginia crews may have found time capsule in Robert E Lee statue’s pedestal

Statue was taken down in September but on Friday governor said crews found box embedded in 2,000lb granite block Crews working to remove the pedestal…

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Chauvin pleads guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights

Former Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to US federal charges linked to fatal arrest of Floyd last year. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/15/chauvin-pleads-guilty-violating-george-floyd-civil-rights Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Three Ahmaud Arbery killers found guilty of murder

A jury on Wednesday found all three suspects guilty in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot while…

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Judge seats nearly all-white jury to hear Ahmaud Arbery case

The jury that will consider the fates of three white men accused of killing a Black jogger consists of 11 white people and a single…

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Statue of Robert E. Lee removed from Dallas park now on display at golf course

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a public park is now on display at a golf…

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George Floyd statue in NYC defaced for second time

The sculpture was unveiled Thursday, along with a statue of Rep. John Lewis and Breonna Taylor. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/george-floyd-statue-nyc-defaced-second-time-n1280664 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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