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George Floyd and the fight for racial justice

After one of the most chaotic weeks in American history, I can say that I am extremely proud of Black people. The diligence, the resilience, the unity, and the overall outcry of support for the life of George Floyd has been so humbling, overwhelming, and satisfying to watch. This step toward justice was the result… […]

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5 free COVID-19 testing sites in metro Atlanta

As states continue to reopen, we cannot forget that COVID-19 is still impacting our communities. With the most recent death toll in the U.S. hitting 109,901, we pride ourselves on keeping our community informed. Accessibility to testing was a major problem in the early months of the pandemic, but now testing is readily available in… […]

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Democrats proposing new police procedures, accountability

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats proposed a sweeping overhaul of police oversight and procedures Monday, an ambitious legislative response to the mass protests denouncing the deaths of black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. Before unveiling the package, House and Senate Democrats held a moment of silence at the Capitol’s Emancipation Hall, reading the names of George […]

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Officer charged in Floyd’s death has 1st court appearance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd’s death was scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday. Derek Chauvin, 44, is also charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s May 25 death. Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died after the white police officer pressed his knee into his […]

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Landmark Police Reform Bill Addresses Funding, Chokeholds, Lynching And Accountability

Source: CSPAN House Democrats on Monday unveiled their sweeping new legislation aimed at reforming the ways in which police departments enforce the nation’s laws. Led by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 ambitiously aims to end police brutality, hold police accountable, improve transparency in policing and create meaningful, structural […]