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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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She guarded the Black Lives Matter memorial. Now, she’s working to protect its art

Nadine Seiler, one of those who watched over a fence at what became Black Lives Matter Plaza, is working to find homes for more than…

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Colorado officers, paramedics charged in 2019 death of Elijah McClain

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser (D) announced Wednesday that three police officers and two paramedics have been charged in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a…

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Neighbors erect large Pride flag after school bans LGBTQ, BLM signs

Oregon neighbors have taken it upon themselves to build a large Pride flag that can be seen from the high school whose board banned it,…

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Biden: Republicans who say Democrats want to defund the police are lying

President Biden on Wednesday said Republicans are lying if they try to paint him and the Democratic Party as anti-police. Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/564257-biden-republicans-who-say-democrats-want-to-defund-the-police-are Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Charlottesville removes Confederate statues

Charlottesville, whose statues of Confederate generals and slavers Robert Lee and Stonewall Jackson attracted a white nationalist rally in 2017, is finally removing them this…

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TikTok blocked creators from using ‘Black Lives Matter’ in bios

TikTok has reportedly blocked users of its newly rolled out Creator Marketplace from being able to use words and phrases including “Black” and “Black Lives…

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Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22½ years in prison for murder of George Floyd

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill sentenced Derek Chauvin to 22½ years in jail on Friday. Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who killed George Floyd by kneeling…

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NYC George Floyd statue unveiled for Juneteenth vandalized days later

A New York City statute of George Floyd unveiled for Juneteenth was vandalized just days afterward, according local law enforcement. The New York Police Department Task…

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Newark replacing Christopher Columbus statue with Harriet Tubman

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced last week that a statue of Christopher Columbus that was taken down last year in New Jersey’s largest city…

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Derek Chauvin sentencing thrusts Minnesota Judge Peter Cahill back into spotlight

Judge Peter Cahill, who has served on the bench in Hennepin County for 14 years, could sentence Derek Chauvin to as little as probation or…

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‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’: ‘Change people’s minds’

Opal Lee, an educator and activist who has been dubbed the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” led a crowd of hundreds through Fort Worth, Texas in celebration of…

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New Jersey erects 700-pound bronze statue of George Floyd

Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras J. Baraka unveiled a statue of George Floyd on Wednesday outside of New… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/559222-700-pound-bronze-statue-of-george-floyd-unveiled-in-new-jersey Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth as a legal public holiday. “Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a major step forward to…

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