Articles Tagged 'racism'

Richmond, Va., Mayor Orders Emergency Removal Of Confederate Statues

by LAUREL WAMSLEY | NPR
July 2, 2020
Updated at 4:53 p.m. ET Virginia’s capital city began taking down its statue of Stonewall Jackson after Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of… READ MORE

Mississippi Changing State Flag As Legislature Passes HB 1796 to Replace It

It took less than five hours for both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature to introduce the bill, send it through two different rules committees, shepherd… READ MORE

Mississippi appears to have enough votes to change state flag, senior lawmaker says

Mississippi lawmakers who want to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state’s flag appear to have enough votes in the state Legislature to make… READ MORE

Pelosi says Republicans ‘trying to get away with murder’ of George Floyd

by Gregg Re | Fox News
June 24, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted in an interview Tuesday that Republicans are “trying to get away with murder, actually — the murder of George Floyd”… READ MORE

Black Lives Matter network establishes $12M grant fund

NEW YORK — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has established a fund worth more than $12 million to aid organizations fighting institutional racism,… READ MORE

Kentucky Governor Outlines Plan to Provide Health Care Coverage to ‘100 Percent’ of Black Residents

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced his administration will begin working to end health care inequalities in black communities, with the aim of providing coverage to… READ MORE

Democrats take a knee in US Congress in George Floyd tribute

by Michael Mathes ,AFP
June 9, 2020
Washington (AFP) – Democratic lawmakers knelt in silent tribute to George Floyd in the US Congress on Monday before unveiling a package of sweeping police… READ MORE

Trump taunts Biden on 1994 crime bill, black incarcerations

President Trump took an opportunity Thursday night to remind voters of Joe Biden’s support for a controversial 1994 crime bill that many critics blame for… READ MORE

Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

by AP
June 1, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people… READ MORE

Bloomberg heard in 2015 audio clip defending ‘stop and frisk,’ throwing minority kids against wall: report

by Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News
February 11, 2020
A newly-surfaced recording from a 2015 speech by Michael Bloomberg, in which the former three-term mayor of New York City gives a full-throated defense of… READ MORE

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