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Southern California counties clear 100,000 cannabis convictions by July 1 deadline

District attorneys challenge some cases, while advocates say clearing marijuana cases is part of greater racial justice reform efforts. The post Southern California counties clear…

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How to Check for Inclusive Language in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word can help ensure inclusive language in professional communications by checking your writing for gender bias, age bias, and more. This feature is turned…

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AOC says Wall Street money 'can't buy a movement' after triumphing over billionaire-backed opponent

‘Here’s to speaking truth to power’ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/aoc-democrat-primary-us-2020-election-new-york-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-a9583501.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was…

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What Matters 2020: Structural racism

The toxic thread in America’s fabric since slavery has rarely galvanized such attention or will for change across racial lines. Structural racism is a dominant…

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NYPD forced to disclose details of drone and other spy tech use

POST Act comes amid efforts to overhaul police in New York, triggered by Black Lives Matter protests Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nypd-drones-spy-tech-police-new-york-bill-de-blasio-city-council-a9574951.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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New solo version of Aretha song about race, faith released on Juneteenth

“Never Gonna Break My Faith” features lyrics like, “You can lie to a child with a smiling face/Tell me that color ain’t about a race.”…

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Uncle Ben’s to change its branding as part of parent company’s stance against racism

The announcement from Mars, Incorporated comes after a similar decision from Aunt Jemima’s parent company, recognizing the racial stereotypes in the brand’s origins. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/uncle-ben-s-change-its-branding-part-parent-company-s-n1231329…

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Bezos agrees to testify before Congress on Amazon’s competitive practices

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is willing to testify before the House about the tech company’s competitive practices, a company spokesperson confirmed to POLITICO on Monday,…

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'Change your future': Tattoo shop offers to cover up hate symbols for free

Kentucky tattoo artists said response was ‘amazing’ as people with racist designs commit to covering-up Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/kentucky-tattoo-shop-racist-george-floyd-protests-police-a9566616.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Trump says he will “not even consider” renaming military bases named for Confederate leaders

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that he will “not even consider” renaming the 10 U.S. military bases that are named after Confederate leaders. Why it matters:…

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How a green economy could solve the post-coronavirus unemployment crisis

A huge amount of work needs to be done to make our economy carbon free. So we could deploy a new army of unemployed people…

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Neil Young Says “We Have To Deal With Our White Insecurities,” Hopes Stacey Abrams Will Be VP

Rock legend and longtime activist Neil Young has spent the past few months in quarantine, sharing occasional videos of himself playing “fireside session” live shows…

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Beyonce delivers powerful speech to class of 2020: 'You are at the brink of a huge world shift'

Artist used her address to new graduates to highlight ongoing world issues, as well as to discuss her personal experiences throughout her career Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/beyonce-speech-class-2020-youtube-ceremony-george-floyd-death-a9554046.html…

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Is This the Last Stand of the ‘Law and Order’ Republicans?

On the seventh day of convulsive demonstrations sweeping across the United States in response to the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at…

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One person injured after man drives car into George Floyd rally in Seattle, opens fire – report

A man has been arrested after driving a car into a police barricade at a protest against police brutality in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area. The…

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JK Rowling: Harry Potter fans tear into author following 'anti-trans' tweets

The author is facing a backlash for latest posts Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/jk-rowling-anti-trans-tweets-harry-potter-racist-cho-chang-john-boyega-a9552876.html Indie Brew found this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published…

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Democrats to introduce sweeping police misconduct and racial bias reform bill

Ambitious legislation could see major reforms to law enforcement, though more work would have to be done at local level Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/congress-police-reform-racial-bias-george-floyd-legislation-justice-a9552771.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Police restraint caused man’s death in Tacoma, medical examiner says

A medical examiner ruled that police restraint caused a man’s death in Tacoma earlier this year, The Tacoma News Tribune reported Wednesday…. Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/501094-police-restraint-caused-mans-death-in-tacoma-medical-examiner-says Droolin’…

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Supreme Court may consider making it easier to sue police for misconduct

The justices are weighing the issue known as “qualified immunity,” which protects law enforcement. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-may-consider-making-it-easier-sue-police-misconduct-n1225856 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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LGBTQ activists in NYC, LA reimagine pride marches as solidarity protests

Organizers of the LA Pride Festival and New York’s Queer Liberation March announced their respective events will this year be dedicated to black solidarity. Source:…

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If you see the police, start recording

T.C. Sottek writes that this week’s protests, marked by soaring levels of police violence against demonstrators, show that we have a responsibility to record them…

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